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Adopted Youth in Residential Care: Prevalence rate and professional training needs

Survey responses from clinical program directors show that additional adoption-related training is important for their mental health staff.

Can Professionalization Legitimize Relational Child and Youth Care as a Best Practice?

The author highlights why relational CYC practice should be considered a best practice in out-of-home care services for children and youth.

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers -  and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks...

A Foot in the Door: A report on the Child Community Care Study evaluating the effect of CBO support on child wellbeing in HIV-affected communities

Research is starting to emerge that highlights the benefits of intervention of programs to address the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS involvement. The report reviews the impact of the workforce, differentiating between paid staff and volunteers.

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be...

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation: A case study of Indonesia

Key elements of child care reform in Indonesia are highlighted, including strengthening of the regulatory frameworks and accreditation of social welfare organizations, integrated services for vulnerable children, community-based child protection mechanisms, and the use of case management to...

Home-Based Care (HBC) Needs Assessment among U.S. Government-Supported Areas in Tanzania

To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better...

Healthy Futures: Supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

This report provides case studies demonstrating the impact of integrated mental health and other health services by providers and carers.

Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop

This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.

Child Protective Services Workforce Analysis and Recommendations

This paper is a companion piece to the initial Child Protective Services (CPS) report and has three main goals. The first is to identify the current issues remaining with in the CPS system that contribute to high turnover.

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