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Psychosocial support

Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings: Three-tiered support for children and families

The CB MHPSS operational guidelines are designed and intended to help UNICEF staff and partners support and promote safe, nurturing environments for children’s recovery, psychosocial wellbeing and protection. The guidelines present an operational framework that emphasizes engaging actors at all...

The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption - Ethics and Human Rights: An enquiry

Social workers’ decision making is at the heart of adoption and needs to be subject to ethical scrutiny from within the profession and from without. This Enquiry explores the ethical and human rights dimensions of social work practice when making life changing decisions about children and their...

Child Protection Case Management Supervision and Coaching Training Package

This package of tools is intended to increase case management supervisors’ confidence, capacity and support to caseworkers to provide safe, ethical and competent case management services to vulnerable children and their families. It has been developed over two years through several country pilots...

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index: Time 1 & Time 2 Studies Kiryandongo and Adjumani refugee settlements, Uganda

Research conducted in two refugee settlements in Uganda is presented through a comparison of child protection system strength and child protection outcomes over a two-year period. The report also presents key lessons in methodology and the child protection situation for adolescent refugees.

Journey of Life Community Workshop to Support Children

This resource includes a series of workshops designed to support children who are facing grief. Resource mapping and action plans provide communities with an opportunity to identify their capacities and begin to act on their collective responsibility towards these children.

Guidance Note: Psychosocial Support- Facilitating Psychosocial Wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning

Children and youth in crisis situations face a plethora of risks and vulnerabilities. Well-designed and appropriate PSS can enhance resilience processes and mitigate the vulnerabilities children and youth face. This INEE Guidance Note encourages more intentional and consistent implementation of...

Protecting Children through Village-based Family Support Groups in a Post-Conflict and Refugee Setting, Northern Uganda: Case study

This example is a case study of a village-based child protection program run by Children of the World that worked with children, youth and adults in villages around the town of Kitgum offering psychosocial and livelihood support, and skills training. THe program sought to rebuild family units that...

Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

This guidance consists of six booklets full of practical actions and tips. The booklets cover: general guidance, nutrition, health & HIV/AIDS, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection, and education. Available in English, Arabic & French

Disability Inclusion in Psychosocial Support Programs in Lebanon: Guidance for psychosocial support facilitators

Comprised of eight tools, this toolkit is designed to support PSS facilitators to strengthen inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities in a range of PSS activities, including community-based and focused activities.

Childonomics: Measuring the long-term social and economic value of investing in children

A consortium of organisations developed and tested an instrument that helps reflect on the long-term social and economic return of investing in children and families.

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