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Investing in the Social Service Workforce

Findings of a study on how local public social services are planning, managing and training the social services workforce.

Isibindi's Family Strengthening Approach

Following a 2016 qualitiative study in three cities on the family strengthening approach of the Isibindi program, this brief was created to provide an overview of the program and its results.

Working for Health and Economic Growth: Investing in the health workforce

People need better access to safe, quality health care, as well as long-term employment. The social and health sectors will have to play a greater role in our economies, and we will need collectively to increase health employment. Investing in health workers is one part of the broader objective of...

Case Management in Child and Family Support Center (PDAK)

THis resource book aims to introduce the PDAK Child and Family Support Center as a childcare paradigm shift from institutionalization toward family-based and alternative care. It focuses on the strengthen of professional social workers in providing social services with the best interests of...

Singing to the Lions: A facilitator's guide to overcoming fear and violence in our lives

This guide aims to help facilitators to work with children and youth through a six-course module to develop the skills and resilience to respond effectively to fear and violence in their lives.

Resources for Social Service Providers

This website is a compendium of free resources available to frontline social service providers for the provision of care to people living with HIV.

Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project

Catawba County Social Services (CCSS) child welfare operations, in response to increased national emphasis on child well-being and healthy life-time family connections for youth exiting foster care, has pioneered an approach to post-permanency support services. The Child Wellbeing Project, as it is...

Guidelines on Children's Reintegration

The Guidelines provide practical guidance for effective reintegration that can help organizations to design high quality programs; measure impact; train practitioners; and pursue national level systemic change in support of reintegration.

Identifying Households Needing Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – Guidelines for Adapting a Beneficiary Identification and Prioritization Tool from Uganda

The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for other countries and implementing partners overseeing OVC programming, so they can adapt the process that Uganda developed to help government and implementing partners identify and prioritize households with, affected by, or at high risk for...

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