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Protect My Future: The Links Between Child Protection and Disasters, Conflict and Fragility

This paper demonstrates the devastating effects that disaster, conflict and fragility can have on children and the crisis that is being created in child protection. The paper recommends steps to address this crisis, including building a workforce that is able to respond to child protection issues...

Exploring the Appropriateness of Institutionalized Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the Era of HIV/AIDS

This study evaluates the current literature on the topic of institutions caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in the face of HIV/AIDS to determine appropriateness.

Reintegration Guidelines for Trafficked and Displaced Children Living in Institutions

This report provides the guidelines for family-based care used by Next Generation Nepal and The Himalayan Innovative Society for reintegrating children with their families in situations in which there they have been separated.

Guidelines for the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya

These guidelines are meant to support child welfare and protection practitioners in order to improve the quality of family support and alternative care services in Kenya.

Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings were established in 2007 to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. Seven years of dissemination, utilization and implementation of the Guidelines...

Recruitment and Retention of Social Work Faculty - A Multi-country Review

This report is a multi-country review consolidates main challenges and effective strategies related to faculty recruitment and retention around the world. In many countries, it can be difficult to recruit social work faculty who possess masters or doctoral degrees because of the shortage of...

Family and Parenting Support: Policy and Provision in a Global Context

This study reviews existing policies, models of provision and understandings of family and parenting support in different settings. It examines support to families in the context of broader policies, national goals and systems and provides and analytical framework for future research and policy...

The Impact of Social Services Interventions in Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence of Impact on Clinical Outcomes in People Living with HIV

Social service interventions have been implemented in many countries to help people living with HIV (PLHIV) and household members cope with economic burden as a result of reduced earning or increased spending on health care. However, the evidence for specific interventions—economic strengthening...

The Role of Social Service Workforce Development in Care Reform

This working paper explores the topic of social service workforce strengthening as it relates to child care reform. It is intended to be a useful resource for reform efforts and a practical and accessible overview for use by policy-makers, practitioners, and service providers in contexts that are...

Institutional Capacity Assessment - Zimbabwe

This report provides data to show that Zimbabwe is in crisis in terms of ratio of social service workers to children. The report offers ideas for both short and long-term interventions to improve the situation.