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Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce at Scale: Community health workers and the expansion of first 1000 days services in South Africa

Well-supported para-professionals, including CHWs and other home visitors, can be effective partners in addressing health inequities, but training, skills and functions should be clarified and training aligned.

Deinstitutionalization of Vulnerable Children in Uganda

The Deinstitutionalization of Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Uganda (DOVCU) project that was funded by USAID, lasted 42 months (July 2014-December 2017). This is a final report of the project's successes. Overall, compared to the baseline, stakeholders in the district government,...

Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies

There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the negative impacts that staff turnover can have on children, families, and other staff in agencies that provide Wraparound care coordination. The cost to replace staff is also high. This report highlights findings from a study toward determining...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises

This issue in Humanitarian Practice Network includes several articles that highlight opportunities for integrating MHPSS programming in humanitarian response, ways to overcome the challenges associated with introducing multi-sectoral interventions into existing systems, research and operational...

NASW's Supervisory Leaders in Aging: An acceptable and feasible model for training and supporting social work supervisors

Social services are instrumental in addressing challenges associated with aging. Yet, practitioners report needing expanded gerontological knowledge and better supervision. The Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was designed to improve...

Rethinking Child Protection in Emergencies

Evidence suggests that relationships with caregivers and peers play a central role in mediating childhood experiences of adversity. Unfortunately, interventions for children affected by crises are usually too fragmented to maximize the protective effects of healthy relationships. This article...

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children is an evidence-based technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years.

State of the Social Service Workforce in South Asia

This report describes policies, education, funding and support available to the workforce, and includes data available on the composition of the workforce in eight countries.

Child Protection Case Management Supervision and Coaching Training Package

This package of tools is intended to increase case management supervisors’ confidence, capacity and support to caseworkers to provide safe, ethical and competent case management services to vulnerable children and their families. It has been developed over two years through several country pilots...

A Changing Child Welfare Workforce: What characteristics are valued in child welfare?

Although the child welfare workforce in Ontario attended to an estimated 125,281 child maltreatment investigations in 2013, little is known about the skills, education, and experiences of these investigating workers. This study examined data from five cycles over twenty years of Ontario Incidence...

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