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2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

A compilation of key data on early childhood home visiting, this resource highlights how home visiting is a proven strategy to help children and families thrives. Service providers connect with parents and families to guide them through the early years of raising a family. This resource provides a...

Toolkit on Mapping Legal, Health and Social Services Responses to Child Maltreatment

This toolkit contains tips, recommended practices and resources for academics and decision-makers in child protection who are interested in conducting national or regional surveillance of agency response to child maltreatment and child maltreatment incidence through the collection of administrative...

Ending Violence in Childhood

A total of 75% of the world's children have experienced some form of violence. This report makes recommendations for addressing the issue through local action to promote child rights and prevent violence.

Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

This resource promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions. It provides guidance for developing workforce training and core competencies for prevention, intervention and...

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...

Learning, Negotiating and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social capitalization among recently hired workers

Findings highlight that, although nearly all child welfare workers interviewed recognized the importance of instrumental and expressive support, many workers did not capitalize on support. Policy can promote supportive atmospheres through providing child welfare agencies with the ability and time...

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.

Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in the ultimate decisions made within four countries. The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and...

Child Welfare Worker Recruitment and Retention Influential Factors and Promising Practices – Review of the Research

A summary of numerous studies and literature across the United States, the report shares the factors that impact readiness and retention levels of new child welfare social workers. Strategies for selective screening and hiring of the most qualified child welfare workers are outlined in the report.

Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV

This resource is a massive compilation of stories on social work's response to HIV. It provides hope on successful and innovative approaches and shares lessons learned.

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