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Social Work in the U.S.: Workforce & Education

In this plenary presentation for the Socio Plus conference, Strategies and Ways to Develop University Curricula in the Area of Social Work Education, the author provides an overview of the practice environments and workforce trends for social workers in the U.S. and discusses prescribed...

Recognizing Gender-Based Violence as a Clinical & Multi-Sectoral Issue: Jhpiego's support to MOH Mozambique

This report recognizes that equity and universal access to health services is not yet a reality in Mozambique. The major impediment to delivering essential interventions is the shortage of skilled health workers. Psychosocial care is a key aspect of those services. Training providers in basic...

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 1st edition

This document from 2015 represents the initial work of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Interest Group on Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce (IGPP).

Guiding Principles for the Development of Para Professional Social Service Workers

The purpose of this document is to provide a set of principles that will be a useful base for utilizing para professionals as well as delineating functions and competencies related to how social service para professionals can be trained, developed, deployed and supported. Social service para...

A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes

This report is a compilation of input from leaders and universities in 28 U.S. states and counties. The group outlined pressing issues facing the child welfare workforce and strategies for developing the workforce to address these issues.

Supporting Child Welfare Traineeship Students through an Online Peer Network

This paper reviews the creation and implementation of an online peer network for social work traineeship student pursuing or continuing careers in child welfare. The paper includes a literature review of best principles and practices for facilitating an online community.

Workforce Development Framework

This framework is intended to increase understanding and use of promising and best practices for developing the workforce and contributing to the work environment.

2nd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium Summary

The 2nd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium was held on June 10, 2015. A total of 365 people from 20 countries participated by joining the event. The Symposium provided a forum for experts from around the world to discuss efforts to strengthen the social service workforce and...

Social Service Workforce Training in the West and Central Africa Region

The focus of this study is to better understand how social workers and related professionals are trained and educated—both formally and informally—to engage in social work practice, especially as it is related to child protection, in the West and Central Africa region.

Changing the Paradigm - Save the Children's Work to Strengthen the Child Protection System in Indonesia

Save the Children’s work on shifting the paradigm of alternative care for children in Indonesia is a work in progress that began in 2005 and will continue until at least 2017. The goal is not only to improve child protection and family based care for children in Indonesia but also to develop a...

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