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Compendium of Promising Practices to Ensure that Children Under the Age of Three Grow Up in a Safe and Supportive Family Environment

This Compendium of promising practices to ensure that children under the age of three grow up in a safe and supportive family environment is a compilation of the most encouraging initiatives in the area of prevention of child abandonment and relinquishment that have been implemented and tested in...

A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes Workforce Workgroup Report

For a child welfare agency to achieve its mission, it must attract, develop, and retain a skilled and ready workforce. This report is a compilation of the most pressing child welfare workforce issues they face and recommended strategies for developing the child welfare workforce of the future....

Guidelines on Childrens Reintegration

These guidelines are based on the understanding that a child's reintegration requires much more than simply returning a child to their family of origin or placing them within their kinship network. Reintegration is a process that a formerly separated child and their family go through over an...

Cultural Competence: Workforce Resource

This article presents models for culturally competent management practice, related planning and implementation strategies.

Improving Standards of Care for Alternative Child and Youth Care: Systems, policies and practices

This 2nd conference aimed at moving in the direction of making the world a better place for children, recognizing the current state of the world. The conference addressed the issues of institutionalized children, their aftercare and the transition of institutionalized children and the issues faced...

Improving Health and Social Outcomes for Children through the Use of a Community Caregiver Service Provision Model in Cote d’Ivoire

This study examined the impact of community caregivers (CC) on orphan and vulnerable children affected by HIV in Côte d’Ivoire. Study finding show that CCs have a significant impact on OVC lives, improving both social and clinical outcomes. OVC working with a CC had greater access to care than...

Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Toolkit

This multi-part toolkit is culturally and contextually adaptable for the need following disasters and crisis, providing short-term child protection interventions to allow students to safely heal and learn.

Child Welfare Worker Caseload: What's just right?

This study was designed to establish a caseload standard for child welfare workers. Understanding reasonable workload expectations for child welfare workers is a cornerstone of quality service provision and the recruitment and retention of qualified workers.

Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention....

The Early Childhood Workforce – A powerful force for scaling-up quality services for young children and their families

With growing interest in how to improve and scale-up systems that deliver services to families and young children, we need to understand more about the best ways to recruit, train, supervise and support the early childhood workforce. This article introduces the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative...

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