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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...

Caring in a Changing Climate: Centering Care Work in Climate Action

The global care crisis is being exacerbated by the global climate emergency, with interlocking impacts that threaten lives and livelihoods in all parts of the world. These impacts are particularly severe in resource-based economies and make everyday life difficult for people living with scarce...

Social Service Workers in Schools

Schools can play a critical role in addressing violence against children and other child protection concerns within schools and communities. This role and responsibility can be best fulfilled with the help of on-site support staff, including social service workers.

Follow the Money: Global funding of child and family MHPSS activities in development and humanitarian assistance

The study shows that whilst a positive trend in donors’ policy on child and family MHPSS led to a relative increase in funding for the area, the proportion of child and family MHPSS funding as part of wider ODA and private sector funding remains a drop in the ocean compared to the growing needs....

Understanding COVID-Inspired Shifts to Remote Systems of Care

Conflict, displacement, and COVID-19 have increased demands for mental health services – and made them very hard to deliver. The publication explores the potential of remote service provision.

Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Youth Programming: A Toolkit

This Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Youth Programming: A Toolkit provides strategies and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs and activities for youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and...

Working With Adolescent Girl GBV Survivors On The Move: Facilitator's Training Manual

This Training Manual and accompanying Guide are designed for service providers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) working with adolescent girls on the move who experience or are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV), with a particular focus on contexts of Venezuelan migration. The Training...

Core Concepts and Principles of Effective Case Management: Approaches for the Social Service Workforce

This document represents the work of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Case Management Interest Group.

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