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The Hidden Impact of COVID-19 on Child Protection and Wellbeing

A new child protection thematic report shows the impact of COVID-19 on child protection, including increased incidences of GBV and increased stressors. The report calls for government leaders and decision-makers to increase efforts to protect children from the impacts of COVID-19 by designating the...

The De-Institutionalization Debate and Global Priority for Childrens Care

Multiple factors stand behind low global priority for children’s care, including the limited power of affected children and families, the issue’s multi-sectoral nature and competition for attention with other social welfare issues. This paper reviews those issues as it relates to prioritization of...

Alternative Care for Children Around the Globe: A desk review of the child welfare situation in all countries in the world

This report is a compilation of four years of research from desk reviews to try to determine numbers and current situation of children in alternative care.

Social Behavior Change/Community Engagement and Risk Communication Operational Checklist in Outbreaks

The OFDA-funded READY Initiative developed this checklist for INGOs/NGOs working in humanitarian response, primarily to use in regional/country level Outbreak Preparedness Planning Workshops.

The Surprisingly Weak Evidence Base for Supervision: Findings from a systematic review of research in child welfare practice (2000–2012)

The objective of this study is to ascertain what is known about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of supervision in child welfare in relation to outcomes for consumers/service users, staff and organizations. The evidence base for the effectiveness of supervision in child welfare is...

Factors Influencing Retention of Child Welfare Staff: A systematic review of research

Child welfare agencies need to identify and implement effective strategies to recruit and retain well-qualified staff that has the knowledge, skills and commitment to provide services to our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.

Lessons Learnt from the Child Protection Component of the Global Fund’s Young Women and Girls Programme in 10 Districts in South Africa

In South Africa, young women and girls are exposed to extremely high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV infection. Given the links between the two epidemics, it is important that HIV prevention programmes also address violence against women and children. The Global Fund’s Young Women and...

Supporting Children, Blaming Parents: Frontline providers’ perception of childhood’s adversity and parenthood in Indonesia

This article explores the construction of childhood and parenthood in rural communities in Indonesia based on a series of focus group discussions with service providers, community decision makers, and para professionals. The interviews sought to examine providers’ definition of successful children...

State of the Social Service Workforce 2018

This 4th annual report consolidates trends and data from 32 countries to make recommendations for better planning, development and support to this frontline workforce.

The Cost of Case Management in Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs Results from a Mixed-Methods, Six-Country Study

MEASURE Evaluation worked with six OVC projects in six countries to gain insight on current approaches to OVC case management, map how costs can be linked to OVC case management activities, and determine the cost of OVC case management. To further inform and strengthen our understanding of the cost...

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