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Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This framework and additional tools aim to fill part of the gap that exists in demonstrating the impact that system strengthening has on children’s outcomes, by providing indicators and guidance for measuring system performance. The framework is intended to support governments as well as PEPFAR...

Working for Health and Economic Growth: Investing in the health workforce

People need better access to safe, quality health care, as well as long-term employment. The social and health sectors will have to play a greater role in our economies, and we will need collectively to increase health employment. Investing in health workers is one part of the broader objective of...

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya

4Children documented efforts by OVC programs to link children to testing and treatment. This report is a case study on improving HIV testing and services for OVC in Kenya.

Singing to the Lions: A facilitator's guide to overcoming fear and violence in our lives

This guide aims to help facilitators to work with children and youth through a six-course module to develop the skills and resilience to respond effectively to fear and violence in their lives.

Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

This resource promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions. It provides guidance for developing workforce training and core competencies for prevention, intervention and...

Let Me Be Me! Better care for LGBTI* children

The intent of this working paper is to improve practice in the area of LGBTI* children in care. This paper contains three sections that cover research and tools; interviews; and practice examples.

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: European Perspectives

Five emergent themes about residential child and youth care in Europe are highlighted in this report.

Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

Catawba County Social Services (CCSS) child welfare operations, in response to increased national emphasis on child well-being and healthy life-time family connections for youth exiting foster care, has pioneered an approach to post-permanency support services. The Child Wellbeing Project, as it is...

Changing Mind-sets and Pioneering Family Social Work in Tajikistan: An evaluation of a pilot fostering project for wider family support services

This report of a pilot fostering project includes an overview of the process for working with staff and practitioners for improving the quality of care in the homes and supporting families to develop alternative care options including family support, fostering and respite care.