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Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support into Economic Strengthening Programmes

This resource includes six steps for enhancing the scope of psychosocial support in economic strengthening programs.

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality

Intersectionality as an approach and as a practice has emerged as one of the promising ways to promote health equity and social justice. It also helps us to consider how these positions interact with, and constituted by, social policy and social structures.

South African Child Gauge 2016

An annual publication that provides a snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children, the 2016 issue focuses on children social assistance.

Community Workers Guide to Understanding Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection Basic Concepts

This manual aims to improve understanding of gender-based violence and child protection issues in the community,, and how to address these issues.

Sexual Behavior Among Young Carers in the Context of a Kenyan Empowerment Program Combining Cash-Transfer, Psychosocial Support, and Entrepreneurship

This study examined associations between sexual initiation, unprotected sex, and having multiple sex partners in the past year with participation in a three-year empowerment program targeting orphan and vulnerable children (OVC). A Kenya-based program combines community-conditioned cash transfer,...

Reaching for Home: Global learning on family reintegration in low and lower-middle income countries

This report aims to consolidate experience and create opportunities for dialogue and shared learning on reintegration practices for separated children.

An Integrated Approach to Strengthening Mental Health Services in the Middle East – Policy brief

This policy brief is to urge policy makers, donors and stakeholders who are part of health systems to invest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in prolonged crisis settings throughout the Middle East. Populations in humanitarian contexts are especially at risk for mental...

Spiraling Upward: The re-doubling benefit of family-centered care

Programs which seek to remove or mitigate barriers to child development, through both household- and community-level interventions, could also be indirectly improving ART uptake and adherence among adults living in these same households.

Family Economic Strengthening and Parenting Stress Among Caregivers of AIDS-Orphaned Children: Results from a cluster randomized clinical trial in Uganda

This study examines the impact of a family economic strengthening intervention on parenting stress among caregivers of AIDS-orphaned children in Uganda. Findings from this study point to the potential of a family economic strengthening intervention to improve caregiver’s psychosocial wellbeing and...

Enhancing Financial Literacy, HIV/AIDS Skills, and Safe Social Spaces Among Vulnerable South African Youth

A four-year longitudinal study of young people aged 14–24 in KwaZulu-Natal was carried out to test the impact of three evidence-based interventions. Participants in the study showed behavioral changes regarding self-esteem, financial matters and protection from HIV.

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