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State of the Social Service Workforce 2018

This 4th annual report consolidates trends and data from 32 countries to make recommendations for better planning, development and support to this frontline workforce.

Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

The training manual presents a three-day curriculum and includes lecturettes, participatory activities, and handouts to support implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement...

Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018

The Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018 survey is the largest survey ever of kinship carers in the UK. As in previous years, it shows that many carers aren't getting the support they need to enable children to thrive, including 32% of carers who said they were worried about their mental and...

Child Welfare Caseworkers and Children with Developmental Disabilities: An Exploratory Study

Although caseworkers play a key role in ensuring that the special needs of these children are met, little is known regarding caseworkers’ knowledge about, exposure to, and comfort with people with developmental disabilities. In this exploratory study, local county caseworkers were asked to self-...

Children in Moldova are Cared for in Safe and Secure Families Project

This final project report highlights some of the lessons and achievements in Moldova toward helping government improve national child care and child protection policies and legislation and build capacity through training to support the transition of the child care system towards family- and...

Identifying and Addressing Risk in the Implementation of Alternative Care Policies in Cambodia

This short human rights in action article take a critical approach to the translation of alternative care and child protection policies to practice and highlights risks involved with haste, outcomes measured in numbers and unrealistic timeframes, and rapidly transforming practice with nascent...

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services

This bulletin describes the intersection of child welfare and early invention services, provides an overview of the Part C process, and outlines the challenges and strategies for implementing Part C provisions.

Transitioning to Family Care for Children

A series of three tools has been developed to support groups working to transition from residential care settings to family-based care, including an online training, a guidance manual and toolkit.

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