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Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Systems and Services for children and adolescents in the East Asia and Pacific region: Malaysia

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) systems and services for children and young people in the East Asia and Pacific region.  Children, adolescents and caregivers already faced significant challenges in accessing the mental...

Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support systems and services for children and adolescents in the East Asia and Pacific region: Thailand report

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) systems and services for children and young people in the East Asia and Pacific region.  Children, adolescents and caregivers already faced significant challenges in accessing the mental...

Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support systems and services for children and adolescents in the East Asia and Pacific region

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) systems and services for children and young people in the East Asia and Pacific region.  Children, adolescents and caregivers already faced significant challenges in accessing the mental...

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2022: The Vital Role of the Social Service Workforce in Humanitarian Contexts

In recent decades, escalating and protracted conflicts, natural disasters and extreme weather events often exacerbated by climate change, and major health emergencies, such as COVID-19, have resulted in rapid increases in the numbers of people and communities in need of emergency social assistance...

Responding to Children's Care in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis: Key Recommendations and Considerations

The aim of this guidance document is to provide a framework to support child protection practitioners and policymakers working both inside Ukraine and in host countries to implement responses related to children’s care in the context of Ukraine in line with international standards and good practice...

Global Multisectoral Operational Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support of Children, Adolescents and Caregivers Across Settings

UNICEF’s operational framework aims to help develop programmes across the social ecological model and the mental health continuum of prevention, promotion and treatment to improve the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children, adolescents and their caregivers globally.

Protecting children and families: Social Service Workforce Strengthening during COVID-19 in Bangladesh

The COVID-19 pandemic placed significant pressure on Bangladesh’s social and health systems. Concerned that the pandemic would impact negatively on the health system, the Government of Bangladesh took significant measures to control the spread of COVID-19. These measures included closing all...

The vital role of the social service workforce in emergencies

Social service workers play a crucial role in helping individuals, families and communities respond to and recover from emergencies. They also help individuals, families and communities build their resilience to withstand future shocks. Yet, they remain largely unrecognized and undervalued.

Safe Places, Thriving Children: Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings (Organisational Development Guidance Document)

The Guidance Document was developed to support organisations taking part in the Organisational Development workshops for the project.  Through the workshops, we aim to establish a trauma-informed culture in organisations that care for and support children and young adults in alternative care.

A Culturally Sensitive Approach – Annex to the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” Practice Guidance

Increasing migration and a high number of refugees and forcibly displaced people cause an accelerated spread of a large diversity of cultures throughout the world. This results in a more diverse group of young people within alternative care settings and a large new target group, namely...

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