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Strategies to Reduce Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child Welfare: A National Scan

A key strategy to address racially disparate outcomes in child welfare services is training, workforce development and capacity-building actions that deepen an understanding among staff at multiple levels of an organization of how race and racism impact the lives of children, families and...

2nd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium Summary

The 2nd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium was held on June 10, 2015. A total of 365 people from 20 countries participated by joining the event. The Symposium provided a forum for experts from around the world to discuss efforts to strengthen the social service workforce and...

USAID/ DCOF – Three Country Child Care Reform Exchange Workshop Report

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) supported a sub-regional workshop held in Kigali March 23-26, 2015 to provide structured opportunities for technical exchange on care reform, approaches, methods, and tools.

Bottom-up Approaches to Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

Efforts to strengthen national child protection systems have frequently taken a top-down approach of imposing formal, government-managed services. Such expert-driven approaches are often characterized by low use of formal services and the misalignment of the nonformal and formal aspects of the...

Relationship Between Family Economic Resources, Psychosocial Well-being & Educational Preferences of AIDS-Orphaned Children

This study examines the relationship between economic resources, psychosocial well-being, and educational preferences of 1,410 AIDS-orphaned children in southern Uganda. These findings suggest that the focus for care and support of orphaned children should not be limited to addressing their...

Researching the Linkages Between Social Protection and Children's Care in Ghana

This report aims to gain an understanding of the interactions between social protection programs and quality of care, including the role social service workers play in linking children to social services following the loss of parental care, family separation, reunification and care choices (...

Survey Tools for OVC Programs

New indicators and tools developed by MEASURE Evaluation enable program designers and administrators to standardize data collection through answering questions fundamental to the planning and evaluation of OVC programs worldwide. Materials have been packaged into a toolkit. Materials are also...

State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report - Executive Summary

This report is an executive summary of the State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report, which is a review of the workforce in 15 countries. The full report can be found here.

State of the Social Service Workforce 2015 Report

This first annual report sheds light on key social service workforce data and trends, showcases innovative and effective workforce strengthening initiatives, and highlights the need for more data and focus in this area. The report reviews the current state of the workforce in 15 countries. The...

Health Workforce 2030: A Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health

A global strategy on human resources for health that addresses, in an integrated way, all aspects ranging from planning, education, management, retention, incentives, linkages with the social service workforce, can inform more incisive, multi-sectoral action, based on new evidence and best...

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