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Strengthening Linkages between Clinical & Social Services for Children & Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

This guide provides a basic framework, examples, resources, and contact information for health providers and managers to better understand and facilitate linkages with critical social and community services for comprehensive care of children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and...

Workload and Casework Review: Qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management

This report is a review of findings of social worker caseload, casework and workload management from frontline staff in child, youth and family service programs in New Zealand.

THRIVES: A Global Technical Package to Prevent Violence Against Children

THRIVES represents a select group of complementary strategies that reflect the best available evidence to help countries sharpen their focus on priorities with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children. This group of strategies contains evidence-based interventions that are...

Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan

This report describes patterns of torture and human rights abuses among Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the long-term mental health implications for both groups. The report is based on CVT’s direct experiences with clients and is the product of a series of in-person interviews with men, women and...

Qualitative Research into the Root Causes of Child Abandonment and Child Relinquishment in Vietnam

This study is a follow up to recommendations of UNICEF and ISS made following a 2009 study on adoption practices and procedures in Vietnam. Information included in this report gives voice to the biological families, which are too often the silent actor in adoption matters, but also sheds light on...

Eligibility for Social Services: Social policy development in an international context

The purpose(s) of this article are to: (1) propose a functional framework for understanding and impacting the basic social policy development processes; (2) review and discuss concepts and perspectives of service eligibility as a seminal element of social policy and services delivery with...

Interventions for Promoting Reintegration & Reducing Harmful Behavior & Lifestyles in Street-Connected Children & Young People

This report is a review of 11 studies in 12 countries on effectiveness of intervention for street-connected children and young people that promote reintegration.

Evaluation of Child-Friendly Spaces

Child friendly spaces (CFS) have become a widely used approach to protect and provide psychosocial support to children in emergencies. However, little evidence documents their outcomes and impacts for children. This summary report includes a systematic review of existing evidence as well as six...

Guidelines for Social Worker Safety in the Workplace

The number and variety of people to whom social workers provide services and the variety of settings in which these services are provided have contributed to an increasingly unpredictable, and often unsafe, environment for social work practice.

12 Approaches for Engaging with Children who have Suffered Sexual Abuse

This paper summarizes 12 reports documenting approaches appropriate for work with children who have experienced sexual abuse. The report covers specific practices as well as methods and approaches for working with the families of these children and the implications of different legal and policy...

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