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The Prevention of Violence in Childhood Through Parenting Programmes: A global review

This report provides research from a desk review of parenting programs. Findings suggest that parenting programs have the potential to both prevent and reduce the risk of child maltreatment, yet there is greater need for more research data, particularly from low- and middle-income countries to show...

Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings

The protection of children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect is an urgent priority for all those working in humanitarian situations, including of course, protection actors but also the broad range of sectoral specialists. We must ensure we strengthen systems that will protect children...

What Are We Learning About Protecting Children in the Community? An inter-agency review of evidence on community-based child protection mechanisms executive summary

National child protection systems include more formal, governmental mechanisms and also less formal, civil society mechanisms, such as traditional justice systems. Although this approach is widely used and supported by international agencies, there is at present a lack of robust evidence about the...

Interventions to Improve Psychosocial Well-being for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS: A systematic review

Following a systematic review to identify studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions developed to improve the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS, published between January 2008 and February 2016, this report identifies 17 interventions that improved the...

The Role of Social Work in International Child Protection: Best practices in stakeholder cooperation

This paper focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation and social work in child protection, specifically child protection involving children who are separated by an international border from their families.

Disability Inclusion: Translating policy into practice in humanitarian action

This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.

Responding to Child Maltreatment: A framework for mapping child protection agencies

This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services,...

mHealth for Health Information Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy and Security

One of the six building blocks for strong national health systems is the use of health information systems, according to the World Health Organization. As social service workers in low- and middle-income countries seek new ways to improve health-related information and communication technologies to...

Protecting Young Children from Violence in Colombia: Linking caregiver empathy with community child rights indicators as a pathway for peace in Medellin’s Comuna 13

The following program applied a unique model addressing young children’s psychosocial well-being. The initiative built the capacity for caregiver empathy combining a positive parenting approach with community early learning strengths, child rights, and community empowerment methods.

Rethinking Early Childhood Workforce Sustainability in the Context of Australia Early Childhood Education and Care Reforms

Authors argue that early childhood workforce challenges at the national level in Australia are not adequately addressed in policy reform that is underway.

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