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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

This framework aims to provide clear and consistent policy and practice to support the engagement of children in making informed decisions about HIV-related prevention, testing, care, social support and treatment.

Understanding Social Work and Child Welfare: Canadian survey and interviews with child welfare experts

In many ways, child welfare social workers in Canada mirror the simultaneous and complex relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction discussed in the literature. The findings also suggest that job satisfaction and perceived support may be key to counter-balancing vicarious trauma...

Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies

There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the negative impacts that staff turnover can have on children, families, and other staff in agencies that provide Wraparound care coordination. The cost to replace staff is also high. This report highlights findings from a study toward determining...

Developing Sustainable Repatriation and Reintegration Programs for Children and Families Separated by Borders

This brief provides specific steps for social workers and social service agencies to take for reintegration and repatriation preparation.

Optimizing Health Worker Performance and Productivity to Achieve 95-95-95 Targets

This toolkit includes resources that can be used by all cadres of the health and social service workforces and service delivery professionals. It includes a case study and tools for understanding and addressing causes of workforce problems and tips for supportive supervision.

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World - Middle East and Asia

Readers are offered glimpses of what child protection and child care looks like in this region.

Framework for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health in Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

This paper highlights key drivers for improving integration of mental health, including a qualified workforce delivering quality services.

Rethinking Child Protection in Emergencies

Evidence suggests that relationships with caregivers and peers play a central role in mediating childhood experiences of adversity. Unfortunately, interventions for children affected by crises are usually too fragmented to maximize the protective effects of healthy relationships. This article...

Challenges of Developing a District Child Welfare Plan in South Africa: Lessons from a community-engaged HIV/AIDS research project

The Amajuba Child Health and Wellbeing Research Project measured the impact of orphaning due to HIV/AIDS on South African households between 2004 and 2007. Research highlights importance of promoting integration of government social welfare services for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Social Protection and Disability in South Africa

This working paper launches a new series of publications that identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. It finds that South Africa’s lifecycle system of social security transfers for disabled people, one of the such...

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