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Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Systems and Services for children and adolescents in the East Asia and Pacific region: Malaysia

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) systems and services for children and young people in the East Asia and Pacific region.  Children, adolescents and caregivers already faced significant challenges in accessing the mental...

Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support systems and services for children and adolescents in the East Asia and Pacific region

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) systems and services for children and young people in the East Asia and Pacific region.  Children, adolescents and caregivers already faced significant challenges in accessing the mental...

The Social Service Workforce in the East Asia and Pacific Region: A multi-country review

The report highlights unique aspects of each country’s workforce, identifies progress, challenges and gaps, and presents factors to consider for social service workforce strengthening.

ASEAN Regional Workshop on Social Service Workforce Strengthening

An overview of global standards, current status of social work, legislation and policies that exist, financial needs and a declaration for next steps.

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.

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation in Asia: Findings of a desk review

This report includes findings from a desk review of 140 reports that aims to show efforts being made toward childcare reform and deinstitutionalisation in the continent. It includes information on the social service workforce's capacity and training toward these efforts.

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

These Guidelines describe a formal mechanism to determine the best interests of the child (BID). BID systems should not, however, be established in isolation of other protection measures taken for the benefit of children falling under UNHCR’s mandate. The mechanism is thus designed as part of a...

National Child Protection Systems in the East Asia and Pacific Region: A review and analysis of mappings and assessments

A review of mappings and assessments of the child protection system in 14 countries. The principal purpose of the study was to consolidate existing information on the shared strengths, challenges and priorities for developing and strengthening child protection systems in the region that will better...

Estimating the Economic Burden of Violence against Children in East Asia and the Pacific

This research shows that violence against children also has an impact on health and human capital, and an economic cost. This is first ever costing of child maltreatment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention....

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