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From the Evidence of Violence Against Children to a Prevention-Oriented Response in Malawi

Globally, violence has long been considered a serious and persistent social problem that is often presented as a public health concern. In the past decade, violence has received greater attention in terms of social interventions, especially using a public health model of social programming. A...

From Faith to Action: A Resource for Faith-based Groups and Donors Seeking to Help Children and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

From Faith to Action provides an introduction to family and community-based care for orphans and vulnerable children as an alternative to institutional care, highlighting key strategies that help children remain in families.

Family Support and Alternative Care The Baltic Sea States Regional Report

In preparation for the Expert Meeting on Alternative Care and Family Support in the Baltic Sea Region - held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2015 - the Children’s Unit in cooperation with the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk conducted a mapping of family support and alternative care...

Transitional Support Programmes for the Child and Youth Care Sector

This booklet was developed by Mamelani Projects, a community development organization in South Africa. The booklet outlines Mamelani’s approach to Youth Development and providing transitional support to young people as they transition out of Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCCs). This booklet is...

Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance

The Department of Social Welfare administers several social transfer schemes for low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, including the Care and Protection Allowance for children. This report examines levels of child poverty and vulnerability in the country, and reviews key policy and...

A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes

This report is a compilation of input from leaders and universities in 28 U.S. states and counties. The group outlined pressing issues facing the child welfare workforce and strategies for developing the workforce to address these issues.

Supporting Child Welfare Traineeship Students through an Online Peer Network

This paper reviews the creation and implementation of an online peer network for social work traineeship student pursuing or continuing careers in child welfare. The paper includes a literature review of best principles and practices for facilitating an online community.

Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health

This report is a literature review that found that strengthening health services at the community-level, services integration and training the workforce to improve service delivery, including social services, has reduced mobidity and mortality and led to an uptick in healthy behaviors.

Understanding Victim Resistance: Experiences of Service Providers Working with Victims of Child Trafficking

Service providers experience victim resistance as a significant barrier to the successful provision of services. Complex trauma from abuse in both trafficking situations and family of origin, plays a significant role in victim resistance. These results discuss the need for continue dialogue and...

Engaging Parents: Innovative Approaches in Child Welfare

Innovative approaches that mitigate the obstacles to engaging parents in child welfare are reviewed in this report and include recommendations on the role of the child welfare worker.

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