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Monitoring and evaluation

The Evidence Base on the Social Service Workforce: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Future Research Direction

This new report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance aims to establish a clearer picture of the state of the current evidence, identify evidence gaps and suggest priority research needs.

Strengthening Uganda’s National Response for Implementation of Services for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (SUNRISE-OVC)

Working in close collaboration with national and local government structures, SUNRISE-OVC was focused on four result areas: 1) Local governments effectively plan, manage and coordinate implementation of comprehensive OVC Services at all levels; 2) Increased demand and utilization of OVC data and...

Preventing Carer Burnout: Inter-Mission Care and Rehabilitation Society (IMCARES)

This document looks at strategies to lessen the risk of carer burnout. It briefly reviews the approach developed and used by one faith-based organization to care for its staff and volunteers who work as carers in the community and also with the families of those living with HIV.

Isibindi Programme Effects on Service Delivery and Community Capacity to Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa: A formative evaluation

The Isibindi programme, developed by the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) in 2005, is specifically designed to meet the needs of OVC, their families and communities. This report describes a formative evaluation of the Isibindi programme initiated in mid-2014, two years after the...

Do Collaborations with Schools of Social Work Make a Difference for the Field of Child Welfare? Practice, retention and curriculum

The profession of social work has a leadership role in the field of child welfare. Opportunities were provided through public policies allowing schools of social work to recieve Title IV-E funding for professional development of child welfare workers. There are now hundreds of partnerships that...

An Evaluation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia

The purpose of the article is to monitor and evaluate the feasibility of implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma and stress-related symptoms in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia as part of ongoing programming within a non-governmental...

Social Service Needs Assessments: A national review

More than 40 different needs assessments were analyzed regarding their goals, methods and findings. The study found that many needs assessments provided snapshots of programs but did not provide recommendations for the future. Most of the needs assessments were conducted in different formats and to...

Best Practices and Key Challenges on Interagency Cooperation to Safeguard Unaccompanied Children from Going Missing

Child protection systems needs and after care service provision once a child is located are outlined along with promising strategies and prevention behaviors for the disappearance of unaccompanied children.

Child Victims of Human Trafficking: outcomes and service adaptation within the U.S. Unaccompanied Refugee Minor programs

Child victims of trafficking have additional needs and vulnerabilities, especially as they begin to rebuild their lives in their new communities. This paper presents the features of the unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program, administered by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

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