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Survey Tools for OVC Programs

New indicators and tools developed by MEASURE Evaluation enable program designers and administrators to standardize data collection through answering questions fundamental to the planning and evaluation of OVC programs worldwide. Materials have been packaged into a toolkit. Materials are also...

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...

Dealing with Child Abuse: A Handbook for Child Welfare Workers in Sierra Leone

This manual is intended to provide Child Welfare Workers in Sierra Leone a basis for understanding what is child abuse, recognising symptoms of abuse and knowing where to report abuse. The CRA mandates all Child Welfare Workers to report cases of child abuse to the appropriate authorities to ensure...

Approaching Outreach Work

As part of the process of developing Outreach Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), it has become clear that despite variation in outreach activities and drop-in centers, there is a clear approach to outreach which is common across Retrak. This reflects the international approach to outreach in...

What is the Role of Social Work in China? A Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Abstract: This article analyzes the role of social work in the context of the special political, economic, cultural, and historical background in China. A historical perspective is used to understand the evolution of the Chinese welfare system and explain the timing of reintroducing the social work...

Developing Social Care and Support Services in Uganda: A literature review of international experience in implementing social care and support services and considerations for the Ugandan context

This paper provides a review of international and Ugandan literature on social care and support services particularly focusing on identifying key lessons that are relevant to the Ugandan context. The paper was developed as the first stage of a study carried out by Oxford Policy Management which...

A Post-2015 World Fit for Children: A review of the Open Working Group Report on Sustainable Development Goals from a Child Rights Perspective

As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end in 2015, a new framework for global development will be put in place.

Moving Forward: Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

This handbook has been created to take us even further along the road to embedding children’s rights in alternative care provision. It aims to support implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children by making strong connections between national policy, direct practice and the...

Children’s Act Guide for Child and Youth Care Workers

The guide is written for child and youth care workers (CYCWs) and it focuses on the parts of the South Africa Children’s Act that are most relevant to them. This is an updated edition of the guide which contains extra information for professionals who provide services to children living and working...

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