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Need and Importance of Medical Social Work Practice in Pakistan with Special Reference to Karachi City

This paper explores how medical social work is designed and implemented in Pakistan, and the field of medical social work is defined as it relates to Pakistani culture.

Role of the Social Service Workforce in Care Reform (IPSCAN Presentation)

This presentation was given by Beth Bradford at the ISPCAN European Conference in September 2015.

Key Learnings from the Ishema Mu Muryango Program

This document highlights some of the key learnings from two districts in Rwanda that can be used by organizations, governments and other social and child welfare actors that are implementing deinstitutionalization programs. Professional case workers and community psychosocial workers were found to...

Making Decisions for Better Care of Children: Role of gatekeeping in strengthening family-based care/reforming alternative care

This new working paper focuses on the role of gatekeeping in strengthening family-based care and reforming alternative care systems. Gatekeeping refers to systematic procedures aimed at ensuring that alternative care for children is used only when necessary, and that the type of care provided is...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency...

Interventions for Promoting Reintegration & Reducing Harmful Behavior & Lifestyles in Street-Connected Children & Young People

This report is a review of 11 studies in 12 countries on effectiveness of intervention for street-connected children and young people that promote reintegration.

Health and Social Service Workers - Increased collaboration, better health results

Presented at the George Washington University Global Health Mini-U, this presentation highlights the ways in which social service workers when working collaboratively with health care professionals can improve overall well-being.

Evaluation of Child-Friendly Spaces

Child friendly spaces (CFS) have become a widely used approach to protect and provide psychosocial support to children in emergencies. However, little evidence documents their outcomes and impacts for children. This summary report includes a systematic review of existing evidence as well as six...

Behavioral Health Workforce Policy Issues: A rural perspective

This presentation during the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy reviews the gaps in accessibility to psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers in rural areas and makes recommendations for how to address and improve this problem.

Opportunities to Improve Models of Care for People with Complex Needs

Much has been learned about effective ways to organize, deliver and pay for care for high-cost patients. These efforts have collectively identified core elements of care models, financing strategies, data and analytic supports, workforce capacities, governance models, and regulatory frameworks that...

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