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Assessing the Quality and Comprehensiveness of Child Protection Frameworks

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks in terms of the way they respond to the values and principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice. The project objective was the...

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.

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...

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development Third Report: Promoting community and environmental sustainability

This is the third of a series of four reports on The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. It presents the findings of five Regional Observatories that have examined social work and social development practice related to the third pillar of The Global Agenda. These observations are...

Childonomics: Measuring the long-term social and economic value of investing in children

A consortium of organisations developed and tested an instrument that helps reflect on the long-term social and economic return of investing in children and families.

Cash Plus: Linking cash transfers to services and sectors

In recognition of the limitations of cash alone, governments (sometimes in partnership with other actors) have introduced ‘Cash Plus’ initiatives, which provide regular cash transfers plus additional support or linkages to services in a bid to extend and maximize positive impacts.

Psychosocial Factors and Behavioral Health Outcomes Among Children in Foster and Kinship Care: A systematic review

Children in out-of-home placements are at elevated risk for behavioral problems. More research is needed to identify factors that can be targeted in prevention and intervention efforts to improve behavioral health outcomes among this vulnerable population. A systematic review was conducted with the...

Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare

Increasing the use of research evidence in decision-making is critical to ensuring that agencies effectively serve families in producing intended outcomes, including the safe achievement of legal permanency through reunification, adoption, or guardianship.

Safety, Trust, and Disclosure: A qualitative examination of violence against refugee adolescents in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda

Refugee adolescents face increased vulnerability to child protection risks including abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitation. The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the nature of violence against adolescents in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda, using an ecological framework to analyze the factors...

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