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Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan

This report describes patterns of torture and human rights abuses among Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the long-term mental health implications for both groups. The report is based on CVT’s direct experiences with clients and is the product of a series of in-person interviews with men, women and...

Qualitative Research into the Root Causes of Child Abandonment and Child Relinquishment in Vietnam

This study is a follow up to recommendations of UNICEF and ISS made following a 2009 study on adoption practices and procedures in Vietnam. Information included in this report gives voice to the biological families, which are too often the silent actor in adoption matters, but also sheds light on...

Practice Innovation through Technology in the Digital Age: A grand challenge for social work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work are designed to focus a world of thought and action on the most compelling and critical social issues of our day. Information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to dramatically shift and enhance social work practice in the coming decade....

Eligibility for Social Services: Social policy development in an international context

The purpose(s) of this article are to: (1) propose a functional framework for understanding and impacting the basic social policy development processes; (2) review and discuss concepts and perspectives of service eligibility as a seminal element of social policy and services delivery with...

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.

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