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DSW Capacity Building Plan to Implement the Guidelines for Children without Appropriate Care: Rapid context assessment final report

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in Liberia, in consultation with stakeholders, has prioritized development of a new social welfare program focusing on Children Without Appropriate Care.  The objective of this context assessment was to collect all relevant information to support the...

Psychosocial Support during an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease: IFRC Briefing Note

This briefing note provides background knowledge on the psychosocial aspects of responding to the Ebola epidemic and suggests psychosocial support activities that can be implemented. Psychosocial support is not only vital to ensure the well‐being of the affected population, but also to counter‐act...

Psychological First Aid during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks

This guide focuses on psychological first aid, which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people who can help others experiencing an extremely distressing event. This guide is an adaptation of the Psychological...

Social Service Workforce Training in the West and Central Africa Region

The focus of this study is to better understand how social workers and related professionals are trained and educated—both formally and informally—to engage in social work practice, especially as it is related to child protection, in the West and Central Africa region.

Training for PEPFAR OVC Survey Data Collectors

MEASURE Evaluation has produced a set of tools for measuring quantitative child outcomes and caregiver/household outcomes in programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). This tool kit was developed with the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) OVC technical...

Contemporary Issues in the Public Management of Social Services in Europe - Leadership and management in social services

The European Social Network’s (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation was set up in the wake of the economic crisis in Europe. It brought together senior managers of public social services at local and regional level to evaluate both the impact of and the responses to the...

Building a Professional Workforce—To Do What?

This is a presentation that highlights child protection skills and systems approaches that can help to interrupt poor practices that lead to fatal and severe maltreatment of very young children.

Working with Children and Their Environment - Manual of Psychosocial Skills

This manual focuses on strengthening the skills of adults (animators, social workers and teachers) in charge of children. The premise of the manual is that growing the adult’s personal, social, methodological and technical skills improves the quality of their work, and in turn, this increases the...

Changing the Paradigm - Save the Children's Work to Strengthen the Child Protection System in Indonesia

Save the Children’s work on shifting the paradigm of alternative care for children in Indonesia is a work in progress that began in 2005 and will continue until at least 2017. The goal is not only to improve child protection and family based care for children in Indonesia but also to develop a...

Case Study: Creating a Competent Workforce by Training Social Workers in Indonesia

This Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of Save the Children’s work in Indonesia with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Indonesia Association of Social Work Education (IPPSI), Indonesia Association of Social Workers (IPSPI) and the National Council of Social Welfare (DNIKS) to create a...

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