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Better Care, Better Volunteering

With growing interest in volunteer-tourism around the world, there is an increasing trend of volunteering within residential care centres such as orphanages and children’s homes. There is a critical need to raise awareness of the risks of harm involved in these volunteering practices, through...

Managing Ethical Dilemmas: A tool for HIV care workers

HIV care workers sometimes face ethical dilemmas, such as: "Do I uphold the law, or protect my client from an unjust criminal system?" This webinar introduces a new tool to help in working through ethical dilemmas.

Rhetoric Versus Reality in Social Work Practice: Political, neoliberal and new managerial influences

A study of experiences of social workers employed in public service organizations in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, shows an increasing shift toward neoliberalism and new managerialism impacts on the functions and levels of satisfaction in day-to-day practice.

Difficult Decisions: A tool for care workers

This guide was developed to aid care workers in ethical decision-making when caring for children and families of key populations, including people living with HIV, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, and gay men and other men who have sex with men.

12 Approaches for Engaging with Children who have Suffered Sexual Abuse

This paper summarizes 12 reports documenting approaches appropriate for work with children who have experienced sexual abuse. The report covers specific practices as well as methods and approaches for working with the families of these children and the implications of different legal and policy...

Standards in Social Work Practice Meeting Human Rights

The IFSW has developed this document to help social workers understand what is required to promote human rights within the European Region.

Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

The National Association of Social Workers (U.S) previously developed these standards and indicators in 2007, which are revised in this publication to provide additional guidance on the implementation and realization of culturally competent practice.

Communication Technology Integration into Social Work Practice

As technology changes, so too, does its use within social work. This paper review both challenges and opportunities of digital communication on social work practice.

Risky Business: Applying Ethical Standards to Social Media Use with Vulnerable Populations

Organizations and individuals working with vulnerable children need to consider the rights of vulnerable children when using photos, stories and other information in social media and digital content. This study is a review of ethical standards.

Protocol for a Systematic Review: Child Protection Training for Professionals to Improve Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

This review focuses on child protection training that takes place during continuing professional education in order to improve reporting of child abuse and neglect.