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Strengthening and Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce: Competences and standards

To inform and guide the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, this global landscape analysis aims to establish the size and scope of the challenges faced by the early childhood workforce, while also highlighting promising practices countries have adopted in response to these challenges. Covering a...

Supervision During Social Work Education and Training in Francophone West Africa: Conceptual frameworks and empirical evidence from Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire

This article presents research exploring the conceptualization and practice of supervision during social worker training in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, Francophone West African countries whose social work education frameworks and processes are nearly absent in the academic literature.

Coaching in Child Welfare

This training presentation is aimed at child welfare administrators, managers and supervisors for understanding the potential role of coaching and considerations for its use to support their workforce.

Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social capitalization among recently hired workers

Using telephone interviews with a statewide sample of recently hired, frontline workers, this study applied a social capital framework to consider support functionality or capitalization. Findings highlight that, although nearly all workers recognized the importance of instrumental and expressive...

Listening to Child Protection Workers in Saudi Arabia: Child protection workers speak of how they experienced the policies and programs introduced to protect children between 2010 and 2013

The protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect requires engagement of the whole community. In this article, child protection managers and direct service workers in Saudi Arabia report their experiences in implementing new policies. Findings of the study showed that early improvements to...

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

What Works in Tackling Child Abuse and Neglect? A manual for policymakers, managers and professionals

The report makes recommendations for various steps in the care continuum around child abuse.

School Social Workers' Perceptions of Cyberbullying

Survey responses from elementary, middle and high school social workers show that while they believe cyberbulling can cause psychological harm, including suicide, and should be addressed, most said they do not feel equipped to do so.

6 Policies to Support the Early Childhood Workforce

Six policies are suggested to be incorporated into federal reform for early childhood care and education with the goal of promoting a professional early childhood workforce.

Workforce Profiles in Systems of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

This publication is a compilation of profiles of individuals from 30 countries who are working within early childhood education.

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