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Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

Catawba County Social Services (CCSS) child welfare operations, in response to increased national emphasis on child well-being and healthy life-time family connections for youth exiting foster care, has pioneered an approach to post-permanency support services. The Child Wellbeing Project, as it is...

Guidelines on Children's Reintegration

The Guidelines provide practical guidance for effective reintegration that can help organizations to design high quality programs; measure impact; train practitioners; and pursue national level systemic change in support of reintegration.

Identifying Households Needing Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Guidelines for Adapting a Beneficiary Identification and Prioritization Tool from Uganda

The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for other countries and implementing partners overseeing OVC programming, so they can adapt the process that Uganda developed to help government and implementing partners identify and prioritize households with, affected by, or at high risk for...

Children on the Move: From protection towards a quality sustainable solution, a practical guide

This guide for professionals working with vulnerable children on the move promotes the development of a well-connected, transnational network of child protection professionals, and proposes an eight-step procedure to deliver a holistic continuity of care.

Routine Monitoring Systems for Integrated Community Case Management Programs: Lessons from 18 countries in sub–Saharan Africa

Integrated community case management (iCCM) programs are expanding rapidly in many low– and middle–income countries, particularly in sub–Saharan Africa. This paper aims to synthesize lessons learned from recent experience developing and implementing systems for routine monitoring of large scale...

From the Ground Up: Developing a national case management system for highly vulnerable children-an experience in Zimbabwe

The Bantwana community-based case management model was designed by the Children First program (2008-2012). The project grew into an important national partnership between the World Education Inc./Bantwana, government ministries, funders and local implementing partners and further developed into the...

Building a User-Friendly and Government-Owned Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children: The Yekokeb Berhan Program Experience in Ethiopia

The Yekokeb Berhan project has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011 to reduce vulnerability among children and families affected by HIV and AIDS by strengthening supportive systems and structures to deliver essential services and increase resiliency.  This case study describes the coordinated care...

Summary of Key Findings from the 4Children Case Management Case Studies

4Children has prepared a series of case studies documenting the core components of the case management process within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming and national child protection systems, in three different countries. These case studies aim to provide examples of how case...

From Assessment to Graduation: Comprehensive Case Management for Vulnerable Children and Households – The Score Project in Uganda

The SCORE project has been providing holistic services to vulnerable children and families in Uganda since 2011.  SCORE’s household case management approach facilitates enrolled households to progress out of extreme vulnerability and graduate from direct project support to self-sufficiency. This...

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