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PEPFAR Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming

The purpose of this guidance is to help PEPFAR country teams and implementing partners develop country operational plans (COPs) and design programs that support vulnerable children in their contexts, align with known best practice, and incorporate potential innovation.

International Workforce Initiatives: Definitions, Design Options, and Project Profiles

This publication is intended for three primary audiences: international development professionals who want to define “workforce” for program design purposes, those who seek information about field activities, and those who want to reflect on the implementation of successful, high impact programs—...

Under Recognized Cadres of HRH in Africa - Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce

This document, a draft awaiting publication, provides an overview of the social service workforce (SSW) in Africa.  The first section describes the need for a strong SSW, defines the workforce broadly, and describes the functions that it provides. The next section examines the current status of the...

Developmental Social Work Education in Southern and East Africa Final Report

This document reports on how the social development approach is being used by individual schools of social work in southern and east Africa. This research project aimed to contribute to knowledge development in this field through primary empirical research. This document reports on the objectives...

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Leadership Competency Framework

The purpose of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is to build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children and families. The NCWWI focuses on activities that support the development of child welfare leaders in public, private, and tribal...

Learning and Living Leadership: A tool kit

The purpose of this tool kit is to enable emerging child welfare leaders to learn how to liveleadership through multiple activities that link to the child welfare leadership competencies detailed in the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Model.

Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): Coaching manual

The Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM) seeks to develop leadership skills for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM): LAMM curriculum

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), through a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau, developed a series of programs that supports the development of child welfare leaders with the goal of building the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce to promote...

Deinstitutionalizing and Transforming Children's Services - A Guide to Good Practice

The purpose of this document is to assist policy makers, practitioners and other concerned individuals to transform systems of institutional care into those based on family and community support. The guidance in this manual is based on current best practices in deinstitutionalizing children from...

Standard Operating Procedures for Family Reintegration

Retrak has developed its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which provide practical guidance on implementing the Retrak model of successfully returning street children to safe homes in families and communities, where each child feels a sense of belonging through a secure attachment to caring...

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