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Evaluating the Target Effectiveness of Social Transfers: A Literature Review

This report is a review of the literature on social transfer programs, including their cost effectiveness of administering through community-based approaches involving the social service workforce and others working in child protection.

Relationship Between Family Economic Resources, Psychosocial Well-being & Educational Preferences of AIDS-Orphaned Children

This study examines the relationship between economic resources, psychosocial well-being, and educational preferences of 1,410 AIDS-orphaned children in southern Uganda. These findings suggest that the focus for care and support of orphaned children should not be limited to addressing their...

WHO/UNHCR New Guide on Mental Health in Humanitarian Emergencies mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide

This guide aims to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies in assessing and managing mental, neurological and substance use conditions. It is adapted from WHO’s mhGAP Intervention Guide (2010), a widely-used evidence-based manual for the management of these...

IASC Guidelines and Checklist for Field Use on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

These documents aim to provide multi-sectoral, inter-agency framework for coordination, identification and implementation of useful practices for psyschosocial and mental health well-being in emergency settings. The second is a checklist for field use

Protect My Future: The Links Between Child Protection and Disasters, Conflict and Fragility

This paper demonstrates the devastating effects that disaster, conflict and fragility can have on children and the crisis that is being created in child protection. The paper recommends steps to address this crisis, including building a workforce that is able to respond to child protection issues...

Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings were established in 2007 to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. Seven years of dissemination, utilization and implementation of the Guidelines...

Ophans and Ebola: Estimating the Secondary Impact of a Public Health Crisis

This working paper reviews data from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona to estimate the likely number of children who will be orphaned as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease. The estimates are intended to guide policy to support family networks to improve the capacity to provide high quality care to...

DCOF-UNICEF Assessment of Strengthening Systems to Protect Vulnerable Children and Families in Cambodia

This report provides an assessment of a three-year project, Strengthening Systems to Protect Vulnerable Children and Families in Cambodia, which ran from 2009 – 2012.

Uganda Child Protection National Training Curriculum

This document provides an overview of the National Child Protection Curriculum developed in Uganda.

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children: Policy guidelines

In recognition of the need to address the psychosocial needs of older caregivers HelpAge collaborated with REPSSI to develop Policy Guidelines for Psychosocial Care and Support for Older Carers of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children affected by HIV and AIDS. The Policy Guidelines document is intended...

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