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Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in the ultimate decisions made within four countries. The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and...

Child Welfare Worker Recruitment and Retention Influential Factors and Promising Practices – Review of the Research

A summary of numerous studies and literature across the United States, the report shares the factors that impact readiness and retention levels of new child welfare social workers. Strategies for selective screening and hiring of the most qualified child welfare workers are outlined in the report.

Transitioning to Family Care for Children Tool Kit

This toolkit includes several components for developing a child-centered case management plan.

Realiser les Droits d'Enfant: Manual pour la Formation des Professionnels de la Prise en Charge Alternative

L’atteinte de cet objectif passe en particulier par des partenariats avec des institutions internationales et des acteurs de la société civile tant nationaux qu’internationaux. Ces partenariats ont permis l’élaboration des Standards « Quality4Children » pour la prise en charge des enfants hors du...

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...

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