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Psychosocial support

The State of the World’s Children 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the mental health of a generation of children. But the pandemic may represent the tip of a mental health iceberg – an iceberg we have ignored for far too long. The State of the World’s Children 2021 examines child, adolescent and caregiver mental...

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.

A Psychosocial Support Toolkit for Social Workers

This toolkit is based on a review of the most recent research evidence around the psychosocial needs of forcibly displaced children and youth and discussions with social workers. It encourages a group approach to psychosocial support because the reality is that there are few psychosocial...

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. 

National Association of Social Work Uganda 2020 Annual report

National Association of Social Work Uganda (NASWU) 2020 Annual report is a summary of key interventions and accomplishments of the professional body in line to her mandate of promoting and facilitating social work and social welfare in Uganda, the achievements are also in line with the strategic...

Pandemic Ethics: A resource for social work students, educators and practitioners

Resource which is comprised of vignettes depicting ethical challenges faced by social workers internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each vignette is accompanied by a series of questions that can be used to stimulate reflection by individuals, or by groups in professional supervision/support...

Adapting Service Delivery during COVID-19: Experiences of Domestic Violence Practitioners

COVID-19 rapidly altered patterns of domestic and family violence, increasing the complexity of women’s needs, and presenting new barriers to service use. This article examines service responses in Australia, exploring practitioners’ accounts of adapting service delivery models in the early months...

Social Workers during COVID-19: Do Coping Strategies Differentially Mediate the Relationship between Job Demand and Psychological Distress?

The consequences of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have raised many challenges in the social services workforce. The current study aimed to examine the associations between job demands, coping strategies (i.e. emotion-focused coping and problem-focused coping) and psychological...

On-line facilitation in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

This guide reflects and builds on experiences from the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support with conducting its participatory on-line mental health and psychosocial support trainings. The guide offers tools on how to transform participatory and scenario-based face-to-face trainings to a...

Supporting the Workforce: Parenting programs adapt to COVID-19

Facing challenges of delivering parenting programs during COVID-19, many programs shifted to virtual service delivery and adapted to provide enhanced psychosocial support. This brief focuses on how parenting programs are reorienting their services in response to COVID-19 and supporting the...

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