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Training for Mid-Level Managers: Supportive supervision

This module is aimed at mid-level managers in the context of vaccine services, but provides valuable lessons on establishing supportive supervision systems, planning of visits and follow up activities after visits. Included is a sample supervisory checklist.

A Manual for Comprehensive Supportive Supervision and Mentoring on HIV and AIDS Health Services

This manual is intended to define supportive supervision and mentoring, offer guidelines for setting up a national supportive supervision system and the structure of the system, and detail the mentoring process in the context of HIV and AIDS service delivery.

What Works to Prevent Sexual Abuse Against Children

Response and support services including services by social service workers for counseling, foster care and child protection, are among the main success factors in preventing and addressing all forms of violence against children, including sexual abuse, as this review shows.

The Feasibility of Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress among Social Workers: A Conceptual Paper

The health and well-being of social workers are attracting attention from researchers, organisations and the profession itself. Mindfulness intervention studies across a multitude of groups have yielded positive effects, including the alleviation of mental health difficulties for numerous...

Retention Enablers: Informing HIV Workforce Sustainability Planning - a case study from Uganda

A cross-sectional study was conducted to better understand the factors and motivations that enabled the transition and retention of health workers, and these findings can be applied to social service workers and other allied workforces.

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Supporting young people from care to adulthood: International practice

This paper explores practice examples relating to young people's transitions from care to adulthood. It discusses examples drawn from young people's pathways to adulthood, leaving care law and policy and participation. The paper concludes with a discussion of the research evidence on promoting the...

Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

The training manual presents a three-day curriculum and includes lecturettes, participatory activities, and handouts to support implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement...

Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

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