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Family and Parenting Support: Policy and Provision in a Global Context

This study reviews existing policies, models of provision and understandings of family and parenting support in different settings. It examines support to families in the context of broader policies, national goals and systems and provides and analytical framework for future research and policy...

Effective Parenting Programmes: A Review of the Effectiveness of Parenting Programmes for the Parents of Vulnerable Children

This authoritative report by the Families Commission reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of parenting programmes, as a way of reducing the risk of maltreatment of vulnerable children aged 0–6 years. We looked at both national and international evidence to identify parenting programmes that...

The Impact of Social Services Interventions in Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence of Impact on Clinical Outcomes in People Living with HIV

Social service interventions have been implemented in many countries to help people living with HIV (PLHIV) and household members cope with economic burden as a result of reduced earning or increased spending on health care. However, the evidence for specific interventions—economic strengthening...

The Role of Social Service Workforce Development in Care Reform

This working paper explores the topic of social service workforce strengthening as it relates to child care reform. It is intended to be a useful resource for reform efforts and a practical and accessible overview for use by policy-makers, practitioners, and service providers in contexts that are...

Reintegration of Street Children and Community-Based Child Protection in SNNPR Ethiopia

This mid-term report assesses activity outcomes of projects developed by Retrak in the SNNPR region of Ethopia to address push factors leading to children living on the streets.

Building the Social Work Workforce: Saving Lives and Families

Abstract: This article depicts a journey over the decades to address some of the needs of children and families in the child welfare system. Recounting a few key milestones and challenges in the past 40 years, it is argued that workforce development is one key to improved outcomes for abused and...

Self-Efficacy in Newly-Hired Child Welfare Workers

Abstract: Child abuse and neglect in the United States resulted in 676,569 reports in 2011 (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2012). Workers in this field struggle with low pay, high caseloads, inadequate training and supervision, and risk of violence, all of which contribute to worker...

Review of Social Work Practice: An Emphasis on Public Social and Child Welfare

This review provides an overview of the current situation of social work practice in Cambodia.  It examines the degree of professionalization and institutionalization of the social work profession and practice in government, assesses UNICEF-supported social work trainings, and recommends methods...

Uganda Child Protection National Training Curriculum

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

The Composition of the Social Service Workforce in HIV/AIDS-Affected Contexts

The purpose of this technical report is to provide a description of the composition of the social service workforce, including typical functions, titles, and levels and types of education and training.

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