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Teaming in Child Welfare: A Guidebook

Teaming is an innovative approach to casework practice. Implementing Teaming is one way that child welfare agencies can support the effectiveness and morale of their caseworkers and line supervisors. Developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective casework team takes work.

Guide to Build Capacity for Child Welfare Using the CQI Process

This paper is a starting point for collaboration with the Children’s Bureau to ensure that states receive the support they need to develop rigorous, sustainable National Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) systems. The recommendations summarize what state and local agencies will need to build CQI...

Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania

This paper describes a text message-based solution that harnesses the prevalence of mobile phones coupled with several open source tools to empower para-social workers who carry the primary responsibility in providing essential services to the growing population of orphans and vulnerable children...

Strengthening Mental Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Emerald Programme

The project described in this article has a strong focus on capacity-building of researchers, policymakers, and planners, and on increasing service user and caregiver involvement to support mental health systems strengthening.

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...

Prevent and Protect: Linking the HIV and Child Protection Response to Keep Children Safe, Healthy & Resilient

This report documents models, case studies and lessons learned to highlight practical ways in which child protection systems and services link to HIV services in order to benefit HIV and child protection outcomes for children. The goal of the report is for policymakers and programmers to consider...

Guidelines for the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya

These guidelines are meant to support child welfare and protection practitioners in order to improve the quality of family support and alternative care services in Kenya.

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...

Recruitment and Retention of Social Work Faculty - A Multi-country Review

This report is a multi-country review consolidates main challenges and effective strategies related to faculty recruitment and retention around the world. In many countries, it can be difficult to recruit social work faculty who possess masters or doctoral degrees because of the shortage of...

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