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Education for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Predictors impacting school attendance

The Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are major campaigns on closing gaps on educational disparities. This study (N=124.592) examined the impact of these campaigns over eight years from five sub-Saharan African countries. Findings show that considerable progress has...

An Evaluation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia

The purpose of the article is to monitor and evaluate the feasibility of implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma and stress-related symptoms in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia as part of ongoing programming within a non-governmental...

Antecedents to Retention and Turnover Among Child Welfare, Social Work, and Other Human Service Employees: What can we learn from past research? A review and meta-analysis

This study identifies the relationship between demographic variables, personal perceptions, organizational conditions on turnover and intention to leave. Findings show that organizational commitment, professional commitment, burnout and job satisfaction were best predictors of intention to quit. 

Are Non-Traditional Social Work Placements Second-Best Learning Opportunities for Social Work Qualifying Students?

The research highlights experiences and perspectives of student social workers, project leaders and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to meet the six key roles, and demonstrate working with the legal framework, risk awareness, and management and assessment skills. It also considers how the...

Support Workers in Social Care in England: A scoping study

This paper reports the findings of a scoping study designed to describe the evidence base with regard to support workers in social care in the United Kingdom and identify the gaps in knowledge.

Job Burnout and Affective Wellbeing: A longitudinal study of burnout and job satisfaction among public child welfare workers

This paper discusses research on the proposed interrelationships of workplace demands and resources as predictors of burnout development and the subsequent impact of burnout on affective worker well-being (e.g. job satisfaction). The study uses longitudinal data collected from a sample of public...

Examining the Impact of Job Burnout on the Health and Well-being of Human Service Workers: A systematic review and synthesis

This paper synthesizes findings from 19 empirical studies published between 1970 and 2014 that examine the relationship between job burnout and affective, psychological, physiological, and behavioral well-being among human service workers. Study findings point to the detrimental impact of job...

Para-Social Work to Address Most Vulnerable Children in Sub-Sahara Africa: A case example in Tanzania

This article describes training and utilization of para-social workers to the social service needs of children and families. These supervised para-professional community based staff and volunteers can fill gaps in serving the needs of children and families, particularly where social welfare systems...

Optimizing Health Worker Roles to Improve Access to Key Maternal and Newborn Health Interventions Through Task Shifting

The recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to optimize the roles of health workers aims to address shortages in the health workforce that slow progress toward the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Optimization is expected to improve access and cost-effectiveness by...

Sector Skills Plan Update 2014-2015 for the Period 2015-2020

The article highlights the impact of policies in the health and social development sectors and the factors that constitute major shifts in the sector. The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority's (HWSETA) skills development priorities were identified, together with the...

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