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The Cost and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even...

Where Its Needed Most: Quality Professional Development for All Teachers

As teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of their students, their role should not be an afterthought but should be an integral plart of the prepardness and planning phase for education in emergencies. Experts from the around provided input and recommendations for teaching standards in...

Are Non-Traditional Social Work Placements Second-Best Learning Opportunities for Social Work Qualifying Students?

The research highlights experiences and perspectives of student social workers, project leaders and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to meet the six key roles, and demonstrate working with the legal framework, risk awareness, and management and assessment skills. It also considers how the...

Support Workers in Social Care in England: A scoping study

This paper reports the findings of a scoping study designed to describe the evidence base with regard to support workers in social care in the United Kingdom and identify the gaps in knowledge.

Effective Supervision in Clinical Practice Settings: A literature review

The goal of the article is to review the literature on effective supervision in practice settings to identify what is known about effective supervision.

Staff Shortages in the Mental Health Workforce: The case of the disappearing approved social worker

This article explores the difference in numbers of approved social workers (ASW) in England and Wales between 1992 and 2002, and how this compares to the number of workers per population of 100,000. The authors conclude that specific and targeted action needs to be taken by the government and...

Effectiveness of Alliances and Partnership for Health Promotion

The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of alliances and partnerships for initiating health promotion, well-being in populations in a sustainable manner, and for promoting individual health-related behavior change. 

E-government Adoption: Architecture and barriers

This paper details a study that provides an integrated architecture framework for e-government that represents the alignment of IT infrastructure with business process management in public sector organizations and to classify the barriers that might complicate the implementation of the proposed...

Not Enough There, Too Many Here: Understanding geographical imbalances in the distribution of the health workforce

The objective of this paper is to provide better a understanding of the determinants of geographical imbalances in the distribution of health personnel, and to identify and assess the strategies developed to correct and enhance them because vulnerable population do not have access to skilled...

Deprofessionalizing Social Work: Anti-Oppressive Practice, Competencies, and Postmodernism

The article argues that the globalization of the economy and the internationalization of the state are affecting social work education and practice in Britain through the competency-based approach being promoted by CCETSW and the government. This is leading to the demise of the autonomous,...

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