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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.

Profile of the Social Work Workforce

One of the key findings highlights that many individuals call themselves social workers without attaining a social work degree.

DRC National Training Curriculum for Para-Social Workers Working with Vulnerable Children

The development of this course was adapted from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance guiding principles, functions and competencies for para social workers. The training includes six modules adapted through an in-country participatory process.

Early Childhood Education Personnel Pipeline and Retention in Nevada

This report highlights the challenges in attracting and retaining early childhood education professionals in Nevada and makes suggestions for addressing these challenges.

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