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Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Case studies from several countries in Asia provide examples of designing and delivering social protection programs for informal sector workers.

The Role of Para-Social Workers in Creating Community-led Approaches to Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse: Case study on child protection within OVC programs

With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children...

Child Violence Experiences in Institutionalised/Orphanage Care

This paper is a literature review of the prevalence of violence against children in institutionalized care, particularly orphanages, and the negative results on development and well-being. The authors show how staff training and better systems of care can be effective interventions.

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit

This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.

Study Examines Stability of Minnesota Child Protection Workforce

A summary of a survey conducted to understand the state of the workforce in Minnesota includes job satisfaction, the impact of secondary traumatic stress and the adequacy of supervision and peer support.

Skills and Professional Practices for the Consolidation of the Support Group Model to Foster Families

Participatory action-research with professionals working in child protection systems throughout Spain highlights the importance of development of competencies and training for working in foster care and establishing supportive relationships with the families. Competencias y prácticas profesionales...

Nurturing Professional Social Work in Malawi

The researcher used desk research to review social work practice and education in Malawi and argues that the best way to nurture the profession is for social work educators and practitioners to interact and learn from each other. A reflexive approach where curriculum and practice would inform each...

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

This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers -  and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks...

Child Protective Services Workforce Analysis and Recommendations

This paper is a companion piece to the initial Child Protective Services (CPS) report and has three main goals. The first is to identify the current issues remaining with in the CPS system that contribute to high turnover.

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.

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