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Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care

Through case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalization, this book recognizes the importance of a systemic approach to professionalization across all levels of the early childhood workforce.

Rethinking Early Childhood Workforce Sustainability in the Context of Australia Early Childhood Education and Care Reforms

Authors argue that early childhood workforce challenges at the national level in Australia are not adequately addressed in policy reform that is underway.

Skills and Professional Practices for the Consolidation of the Support Group Model to Foster Families

Participatory action-research with professionals working in child protection systems throughout Spain highlights the importance of development of competencies and training for working in foster care and establishing supportive relationships with the families. Competencias y prácticas profesionales...

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.

Nurturing Professional Social Work in Malawi

The researcher used desk research to review social work practice and education in Malawi and argues that the best way to nurture the profession is for social work educators and practitioners to interact and learn from each other. A reflexive approach where curriculum and practice would inform each...

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...

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...

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.

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