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What Works to Prevent Sexual Abuse Against Children

Response and support services including services by social service workers for counseling, foster care and child protection, are among the main success factors in preventing and addressing all forms of violence against children, including sexual abuse, as this review shows.

The Feasibility of Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress among Social Workers: A Conceptual Paper

The health and well-being of social workers are attracting attention from researchers, organisations and the profession itself. indfulness intervention studies across a multitude of groups have yielded positive effects, including the alleviation of mental health difficulties for numerous...

Retention Enablers: Informing HIV Workforce Sustainability Planning - a case study from Uganda

A cross-sectional study was conducted to better understand the factors and motivations that enabled the transition and retention of health workers, and these findings can be applied to social service workers and other allied workforces.

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Supporting young people from care to adulthood: International practice

This paper explores practice examples relating to young people's transitions from care to adulthood. It discusses examples drawn from young people's pathways to adulthood, leaving care law and policy and participation. The paper concludes with a discussion of the research evidence on promoting the...

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.

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.

Towards Universal Social Protection for Children: Achieving SDG 1.3

This report shows how cash benefits are proven to have significant, wide-ranging, positive impacts on children’s lives, but that they must be part of integrated social protection and broader social policy programming that includes childcare and social services as well.

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