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Better Care, Better Volunteering

With growing interest in volunteer-tourism around the world, there is an increasing trend of volunteering within residential care centres such as orphanages and children’s homes. There is a critical need to raise awareness of the risks of harm involved in these volunteering practices, through...

Community Action for Child Protection: Global guidance on community-based child protection mechanisms

The community action for child protection guidance has been developed in consultation with Plan International staff across the world. Its aims are: to define what community-based child protection mechanisms are and are not, including their roles and responsibilities; to set out guiding principles...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

Monitoring HIV and AIDS Related Policy Reforms: A road map to strengthen policy monitoring and implementation in PEPFAR partner countries

Countries with high HIV burden often have low policy development, advocacy, and monitoring capacity. This manuscript describes the increased focus on policy development and implementation by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Communities Deliver: The critical role of communities in reaching global targets to end the AIDS epidemic

The report includes community-based service delivery for orphans and other children made vulnerable due to AIDS and health service provision. Ending the epidemic requires services that reach all vulnerable populations and a strong health workforce.

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...

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.

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population

The 2015 World AIDS Day report, Focus on location and population, includes 50+ examples of how countries are getting on the Fast-Track. It shows how governments are working with community groups and international partners to scale up health and social services to reach more people.

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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