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Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

Now in French! Cette 2éme édition inclut des compétences pour 2 nouveaux groupes de travailleurs : les travailleurs sociaux para-professionnels & les agents para-professionnels de développement communautaire.

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.

Key Findings and Recommendations: Isibindi mid-term review

This report is a compilation of data of the impact half-way through the five-year Isibindi program, and it makes recommendations for meeting or surpassing targets by the end of the program in 2018.

Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Social workers’ contribution to social justice and social development in South Africa and Uganda

This article presents case studies from South Africa, where social work is regulated by law, and Uganda, where social work is not professionally regulated, that show that developmental social work includes social, economic and environmental development activities and that social work can become a...

Bridging the Gap: The impact of home visiting programs for orphans and vulnerable children on social grant uptake in South Africa

Cash transfer programs hold significant potential to mitigate the economic burdens resulting from the HIV epidemic and enhance the wellbeing of affected children. South Africa offers two cash transfers, and comparison studies show that OVC programs that are staffed with trained paraprofessionals...

Home Visiting Programs for HIV-affected Families: A comparison of service quality between volunteer-driven and paraprofessional models

Home visiting is a popular component of programs for HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa, but its implementation varies widely. While some home visitors are lay volunteers, other programs invest in more highly trained paraprofessional staff.

Realising Children’s Rights: A training manual for care professionals working with children in alternative care

This manual is comprised of a two-day course and intended for use in institutions which carry out pre-service or in-service training of care professionals.

Where Its Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers

As teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of their students, their role should not be an afterthought but should be an integral plart of the prepardness and planning phase for education in emergencies. Experts from the around provided input and recommendations for teaching standards in...

Comprehensive Report and Summary on the Review of the White Paper for Social Welfare 1997

This report is a review of the White Paper for Social Welfare 1997, enacted by the Dept. of Social Development 19 years ago. It contains key observations and proposals in order to provide input to the government concerning updates to the bill in areas affecting the social service profession and...

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