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Hoja Informativa: No Institucionalización Global

Gatekeeping es el término que describe el mecanismo, proceso o pasos específicos involucrados en la toma de decisiones relacionadas con el cuidado de las niñas, niños y adolescentes (NNA) donde exista la posibilidad de riesgo de separación familiar, o pérdida del cuidado parental.  Esta hoja...

Gatekeeping Factsheet

Gatekeeping is a term to describe a mechanism, process or specific steps involved in making care-related decisions for children at risk of, or already denied, adequate parental care.

Trauma and Alternative Care: An Introduction to Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

This basic awareness-raising course is for anyone who may come into contact with children and young people in alternative care settings. The aim of the course is to provide a brief understanding of trauma, the impact it can have on the lives of children and young people, and ways to support those...

Estudio sobre la reforma del cuidado infantil en América Latina y el Caribe dirigido a desarrollar una estrategia regional de incidencia

El estudio llevó a cabo un ejercicio de recopilar prácticas prometedoras de reforma de cuidado infantil por parte de diversos actores clave en la región de América Latina y el Caribe.  La iniciativa Changing the Way We Care conceptualiza la reforma integral del cuidado infantil como la suma de tres...

Promoting Resilience-Informed Care: A practical guidance resource for frontline workers in family based care

This Practical Guidance is for anyone working with children at risk of entering, already living in, preparing or having already left care. It discusses why and how to support children who are at risk of or who have already experienced adverse experiences that might lead to distress or trauma.

The State of the Social Service Workforce 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed great strain on the social service workforce. The virus and the measures adopted to contain it have required social service organizations and workers to reorganize the way they operate to ensure the health and well-being of the communities they serve. 

Children: The Hidden Pandemic 2021 – A joint report of COVID-19- associated orphanhood and a strategy for action

This report presents statistical data from 192 countries on children experiencing COVID-19-associated orphanhood and death of grandparent caregivers, a description of the trends in these data, a real-time COVID-19 Calculator for Death of Parents and Caregivers, and strategies and principles for...

Impact of COVID-19 on Privately Run Residential Care Institutions: Insights and Implications for Advocacy and Awareness Raising

This study explores the effect of COVID-19 on a small number of privately run and funded residential care institutions by conducting a qualitative research study comprising 21 semi-structured interviews across seven focus countries.

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Inclusive Case Management for Children’s Reintegration - Participants' Handbook

This participant’s handbook relates to Module 3 of the Government of Rwanda’s Tubarerere Mu Muryango (TMM) training programme. It is for Child Protection and Welfare Officers who work directly with children and families on reintegration of children, including children with disabilities from...

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Inclusive Case Management for Children’s Reintegration - Facilitators' Manual

This training package is primarily for Government of Rwanda’s Child Protection and Welfare Officers who work directly with children and families on reintegration of children (including children with disabilities) from residential institutions.

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