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The Inshuti z’Umuryango: The Volunteers Helping Keep Children Safe in Rwanda (Results Brief)

The Government of Rwanda (GoR) is committed to ensuring that all children achieve their full potential in a safe and protective environment. A key element of this commitment is the ‘Inshuti z’Umuryango’ (IZU) or ‘Friends of the Family’ programme. IZU are a cadre of para-professional volunteers who...

Strengthening Families: Parents' Experiences at the Front End of the Child Welfare System

This presentation is by the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance and their colleagues regarding a project they have been working on in partnership with parents to identify alternatives to CPS investigations. Using a participatory action research approach, three foundations (Annie E. Casey, Stand Together...

The Inshuti z’Umuryango: The Volunteers Helping Keep Children Safe in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda (GoR) is committed to ensuring that all children achieve their full potential in a safe and protective environment. A key element of this commitment is the ‘Inshuti z’Umuryango’ (IZU) or ‘Friends of the Family’ programme. IZU are a cadre of para-professional volunteers who...

International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics: Volume 20, Issue 1 (2023)

The authors of this issue elaborate on various ethical topics, including the ethical implications of internet searching of client information by social workers, the implications of professional pledge for professional identity, pregnancy options counseling, the promotion of trans-affirming...

Qualitative Assessment Approaches for the Protection of Children with Disabilities Within Humanitarian Contexts

Children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable in humanitarian settings, yet they are often not able to access the services and protection they need. While multiple factors create these barriers, a major cause is how data about children with disabilities is collected and mapped. Data...

Building Climate Change Into Care Reform in Eastern and Southern Africa

Climate change involves rising global temperatures as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Evidence shows that climate change is influencing weather patterns across the world, including in Eastern and Southern Africa, negatively affecting household...

Boîte à Outils Pour L'évaluation Participative Des Pratique

La nouvelle boîte à outils d'évaluation participative de Family for Every Child place les connaissances et l'expérience des organisations de la société civile (OSC) locales en son centre. Elle offre une alternative aux dynamiques d'évaluation traditionnelles, en s'appuyant sur la force des...

Herramientas Para La Evaluación Participativa De Práctica

El nuevo conjunto de herramientas de evaluación participativa de Family for Every Child pone en el centro el conocimiento y la experiencia de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil (OSC) locales. Ofrece una alternativa a las dinámicas de evaluación tradicionales, aprovechando la fuerza de las...

The Importance of Integrating Family Strengthening, Reunification, Case Management and Workforce Strengthening

Supporting families at risk of separation and reunifying families who have been separated are at the core of Changing the Way We Care's work. Over the past year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, our thoughts about how families are supported and by whom has been validated....

Child Protection Case Management Training Package for Caseworkers in Humanitarian Settings

The Case Management Task Force (CMTF) of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action recognized an opportunity to improve outcomes for children by updating the child protection case management training package for caseworkers in humanitarian settings. 

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