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A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes Workforce Workgroup Report

For a child welfare agency to achieve its mission, it must attract, develop, and retain a skilled and ready workforce. This report is a compilation of the most pressing child welfare workforce issues they face and recommended strategies for developing the child welfare workforce of the future....

Cultural Competence: Workforce Resource

This article presents models for culturally competent management practice, related planning and implementation strategies.

Improving Health and Social Outcomes for Children through the Use of a Community Caregiver Service Provision Model in Cote d’Ivoire

This study examined the impact of community caregivers (CC) on orphan and vulnerable children affected by HIV in Côte d’Ivoire. Study finding show that CCs have a significant impact on OVC lives, improving both social and clinical outcomes. OVC working with a CC had greater access to care than...

Competency-based Workforce Development: A synthesis of current approaches

Finding, selecting, preparing, and retaining the right people for the workforce historically has been a challenge and often an impediment to consistent and positive outcomes. The use of competency models to guide recruitment, selection, preparation, and retention offers one strategy in a...

The Unsolved Challenge of System Reform: The condition of the frontline human services workforce

A in-depth exploration of job conditions on the frontlines for workers in the following sectors: child welfare, child care, juvenile justice, youth services, and employment and training, raises eight key factors that pose the greatest challenge to these workers.

Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Developing Countries: A systematic review

Absence of properly trained and motivated workforce is a key constraint in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors of this research undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on motivation and retention....

Field Education as the Signature Pedagogy of Social Work Education

This article analyzes the field education– signature pedagogy fit. It finds congruence in selected organizational arrangements that are pervasive and routine, and disparities with respect to expectations about public student performance, peer accountability, the view of adaptive anxiety, and...

The Impact of the Isibindi Programme on Vulnerable Youth: Evaluation Report

In 2009, there were an estimated of 1.9 million children under the age of 17 in South Africa who were orphans due to HIV/AIDS. "ISIBINDI: Creating Circles of Care" is a community-based care and protection intervention for vulnerable children and young people that was developed by National...

Cadre Commun des Compétences des Para Professionnels

Fonctions et compétences pour les travailleurs sociaux para professionnels.

The Evidence Base on the Social Service Workforce: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Future Research Direction

This new report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance aims to establish a clearer picture of the state of the current evidence, identify evidence gaps and suggest priority research needs.

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