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The Composition of the Social Service Workforce in HIV/AIDS-Affected Contexts

The purpose of this technical report is to provide a description of the composition of the social service workforce, including typical functions, titles, and levels and types of education and training.

DSW Capacity Building Plan to Implement the Guidelines for Children without Appropriate Care: Rapid context assessment final report

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in Liberia, in consultation with stakeholders, has prioritized development of a new social welfare program focusing on Children Without Appropriate Care.  The objective of this context assessment was to collect all relevant information to support the...

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children: Policy guidelines

In recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of older caregivers HelpAge collaborated with REPSSI to develop Policy Guidelines for Psychosocial Care and Support for Older Carers of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children affected by HIV and AIDS. The Policy Guidelines document is intended...

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children: Programming guidelines

In recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of older caregivers HelpAge collaborated with REPSSI to develop guidelines. These programming guidelines were especially developed with the aim of impacting on the wellbeing of older carers living in situations of poverty and in a time of...

Contemporary Issues in the Public Management of Social Services in Europe - Leadership and management in social services

The European Social Network’s (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation was set up in the wake of the economic crisis in Europe. It brought together senior managers of public social services at local and regional level to evaluate both the impact of and the responses to the...

Support Supervision Guide for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) Service Delivery

This guide aims to facilitate provision of supervision, technical support and quality assurance for OVC services and interventions by different stakeholders in Uganda. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, which is responsible for managing the national response, will use this tool...

Motivations for entering volunteer service and factors affecting productivity: A mixed method survey of STEPS-OVC volunteer HIV caregivers in Zambia

This study was designed to examine the motivations of individuals volunteering as STEPS-OVC caregivers; to explore their experiences in service, including perceived barriers to carrying out their volunteer work and if, and how, their expectations for volunteering had been met or not; to assess...

Changing the Paradigm - Save the Children's Work to Strengthen the Child Protection System in Indonesia

Save the Children’s work on shifting the paradigm of alternative care for children in Indonesia is a work in progress that began in 2005 and will continue until at least 2017. The goal is not only to improve child protection and family based care for children in Indonesia but also to develop a...

Case Study: Creating a Competent Workforce by Training Social Workers in Indonesia

This Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of Save the Children’s work in Indonesia with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Indonesia Association of Social Work Education (IPPSI), Indonesia Association of Social Workers (IPSPI) and the National Council of Social Welfare (DNIKS) to create a...

Caring for Carers - Managing stress in those who care for people with HIV and AIDS

This UNAIDS Case Study looks at what care programmes for people with HIV and AIDS are doing to minimize stress and burnout.  Interviews with AIDS Support Organizations (ASOs) in Uganda and South Africa were held with a range of people including: managers and supervisors of care teams; carers on the...

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