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Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The IRC, in partnership with UNICEF, developed field-tested guidelines and tools for health and psychosocial staff working with child survivors of sexual abuse in humanitarian settings. They include new care guidelines for child survivors and tools to build the capacity of service providers. The...

Standards for Integration of HIV/AIDS Information Systems into Routine Health Information Systems

In recent years, there has been a strong push to strengthen national health systems in developing countries through a six building block approach: health service delivery; health workforce; health information; medical products, vaccines and technologies; health financing; and leadership and...

Building Foundation: Reflection from USAID's Largest OVC Program

Yekokab Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children incorporated early childhood learning at the community-level to improve outcomes. Presented during the "Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now! – Integrated Interventions for Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families” symposium in...

Clinic-Based Peer Support by Women Living with HIV

Peer support is an important strategy for improving health outcomes, including the mental and physical health of mothers living with HIV. It also has the advantage of allowing tasks to be shifted from healthcare professionals to paraprofessionals. Research findings from a peer support study were...

Playgroups: A promising approach for vulnerable young children in Rwanda

This presentation reviews playgroups as part of a model for household resiliency. Presented during the "Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now! – Integrated Interventions for Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families” symposium in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014.

Leveraging Existing Community Structures to Reach HIV-affected Children in Early Childhood with Care and Support Services

This presentation reviews Bantwana Iniatitive's early childhood education program challenges and outcomes in Swaziland. The program is an integrated intervention that has helped to improve access to health and nutrition and improved parent and educator participation. Presented during the symposium...

Developing & Testing Evidence-based Child Abuse Prevention Programs for AIDS-affected Families in LMIC

This presentation reviews pathways to HIV-risk, resulting child abuse and offers advice and support for stemming the problem. Presented during the symposium “Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now! – Integrated Interventions for Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families” in Melbourne,...

The Family Engagement Inventory: A Brief Cross-Disciplinary Synthesis

Taking a cross-disciplinary approach to strengthening families, the Family Engagement Inventory is designed to familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early childhood education, and education with family engagement as defined and implemented across these...

Revisiting the Esoteric Question: Can non-social workers manage and supervise social workers?

This paper reflects a key ongoing debate within different contexts around the world, on which many authors have provided comment over the years, and the case of South Africa is examined.

The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care Services on Employment, Gender Equality and Poverty: The Turkish case

The social care service sector remains an underdeveloped sector in Turkey. This study evaluates a demand-side economic rationale for public investment in the social care sector by estimating its potential for employment creation, pro-women allocation of jobs, and poverty alleviation.

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