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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...

Under Recognized Cadres of HRH in Africa - Professionalizing the Social Service Workforce

This document, a draft awaiting publication, provides an overview of the social service workforce (SSW) in Africa.  The first section describes the need for a strong SSW, defines the workforce broadly, and describes the functions that it provides. The next section examines the current status of the...

Developmental Social Work Education in Southern and East Africa Final Report

This document reports on how the social development approach is being used by individual schools of social work in southern and east Africa. This research project aimed to contribute to knowledge development in this field through primary empirical research. This document reports on the objectives...

Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference Report

The report from the Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference includes the agenda, highlights from the conference, session summaries and other information related to the conference.  The conference was held in Cape Town in November 2010 and served...

Community-based Social Work with Children and Families: Manual on prevention and reintegration

This manual developed by Save the Children in Bulgaria provides lessons learned from a project to help children and families avoid separation and institutionalization by receiving community-based services and support from social workers experienced in practical work. The manual is intended for...

Para Social Worker Training Manual & Curricula: Partnering to strengthen the capacity of community-based caregivers to support OVC

The Tanzania Para Social Work Program represents a comprehensive workforce development model to strengthen the social welfare system in low-resource countries.

Social Work Education and the Practice Environment in Europe and Eurasia

The purpose of this study is to inform stakeholders about the current status of social work in the region, describe the practice environment, identify gaps between what is expected of social workers and the reality, provide examples of best practices, and make recommendations for furthering the...

Human Capacity within Child Welfare Systems: The Social work workforce in Africa

The purpose of the study is to inform stakeholders about the opportunities for and constraints on building the social work workforce within the child welfare sector in Africa.  

Global Standards for the Education and Training of Social Work Professionals

This document details nine sets of standards of global social work education and training in respect of: the school’s core purpose or mission statement; programme objectives and outcomes; programme curricula including fieldwork; core curricula; professional staff; social work students; structure,...

Building Effective Training Systems for Child Welfare Agencies

This guide provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of and commitment to the value, role, capacity, and development of their training systems.  

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