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Constructing Family from a Social Work Perspective in Child Welfare: A juggling act at best

Social workers from urban communities in the prairie region of Canada were surveyed on their understandings of family. Study findings suggest that social workers' construction of family and the decision they make about family life involve three primary themes: acceptance of diverse understandings...

Violence Against Children and Care in Africa: A discussion paper

Violence against children is prevalent in Africa, including in family and alternative care settings. Addressing the problem requires several strategies, including investing in a skilled and well-resourced social service workforce.

Child Protection Social Work Workforce in Georgia and Countries of CEE/CIS Region

Social work is a relatively new profession within the region. A review of the social service workforce in 21 countries illustrates the diversity of the social work workforce framework and its composition, recognizing a variety of functions, levels of education and regulation in both governmental...

Implementing Trauma Informed Care: Recommendations on the Process

Authors argue that greater assessment and planning can help address some of the barriers and challenges encountered to trauma-informed care. They highlight the importance of a multi-sectoral approach across education, housing, healthcare as well as among providers of mental health, juvenile justice...

Using Data to Improve the Safety and Welfare of Children in Kenya

Kenya has created the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) as a means for national documentation on children who are orphaned or vulnerable so that all child protection programming can be coordinated across providers.

Driving Digital Transformation of Human Services Delivery

With an aim to provide insights on the potential to harness information and technology to benefit both the service provider and the service consumer, this report calls for governments to optimize resources and shift their approach to human and social services delivery.

2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

A compilation of key data on early childhood home visiting, this resource highlights how home visiting is a providen strategy to help children and families thrives. Service providers connect with parents and families to guide them through the early years of raising a family. This resource provides...

State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce 2017

Good quality information about the workforce is vital to help improve the planning and quality of social care services, which will improve outcomes for people who use these services, both now and in the future. This report provides information about the state of the sector including:its size and...

Analyse Situationnelle des Droits de l'Enfant à la Protection dans la Province du Yatenga, Burkina Faso

Ce document est d’abord de servir d’outil de travail pour tous les acteurs de la Protection. Après un aperçu général de la situation sociale, politique et économique actuelle, ils présentiest les différents textes législatifs se référant à la situation des Droits de l’Enfant. Il faudra prioriser...

Toolkit on Mapping Legal, Health and Social Services Responses to Child Maltreatment

This toolkit contains tips, recommended practices and resources for academics and decision-makers in child protection who are interested in conducting national or regional surveillance of agency response to child maltreatment and child maltreatment incidence through the collection of administrative...

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