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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.

Social Work Doctoral Education: Are doctoral students being prepared to teach?

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which US social work doctoral programs are training their students to teach by assessing the extent to which pedagogical training is explicitly integrated into doctoral curricula and examining the scope and content of required doctoral courses...

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...

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.

Providing Technical Assistance to Build Implementation Capacity in Child Welfare: A manual based on the development, implementation and assessment approach

Training and technical assistance providers supporting public, private and Tribal child welfare organizations will find this resource useful in applying the Development, Implementation, and Assessment Approach to develop or adapt innovations, implement innovations methodically, and build evidence.

Using Data

This document provides a brief summary of a journal article that highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in their day-to-day work and decision-making. Results from this study highlight that supervisor support...

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