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The State of the Social Service Workforce 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed great strain on the social service workforce. The virus and the measures adopted to contain it have required social service organizations and workers to reorganize the way they operate to ensure the health and well-being of the communities they serve. 

National Association of Social Work Uganda 2020 Annual report

National Association of Social Work Uganda (NASWU) 2020 Annual report is a summary of key interventions and accomplishments of the professional body in line to her mandate of promoting and facilitating social work and social welfare in Uganda, the achievements are also in line with the strategic...

Pandemic Ethics: A resource for social work students, educators and practitioners

Resource which is comprised of vignettes depicting ethical challenges faced by social workers internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each vignette is accompanied by a series of questions that can be used to stimulate reflection by individuals, or by groups in professional supervision/support...

Adapting Service Delivery during COVID-19: Experiences of Domestic Violence Practitioners

COVID-19 rapidly altered patterns of domestic and family violence, increasing the complexity of women’s needs, and presenting new barriers to service use. This article examines service responses in Australia, exploring practitioners’ accounts of adapting service delivery models in the early months...

Social Work in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Study from the Global South

This article explores the experiences of social workers at a non-governmental organization (NGO) involved in disaster responses to COVID-19 in a rural and resource-challenged region of Cambodia. The views of Khmer and international social workers in the NGO were gathered through an internal...

Children: The Hidden Pandemic 2021 – A joint report of COVID-19- associated orphanhood and a strategy for action

This report presents statistical data from 192 countries on children experiencing COVID-19-associated orphanhood and death of grandparent caregivers, a description of the trends in these data, a real-time COVID-19 Calculator for Death of Parents and Caregivers, and strategies and principles for...

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Inclusive Case Management for Children’s Reintegration - Facilitators' Manual

This training package is primarily for Government of Rwanda’s Child Protection and Welfare Officers who work directly with children and families on reintegration of children (including children with disabilities) from residential institutions.

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Operational Guidance on Inclusive Children’s Reintegration

This operational guidance describes how the Government of Rwanda conducts case management for reintegration of children from residential institutions to family-based care, including children with disabilities. It contains all the information needed for a Child Protection and Welfare Officer to...

On-line facilitation in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

This guide reflects and builds on experiences from the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support with conducting its participatory on-line mental health and psychosocial support trainings. The guide offers tools on how to transform participatory and scenario-based face-to-face trainings to a...

The Contribution Public Finance for Children can Make to Realizing Child Protection Objectives

UNICEF is preparing to draft a new Child Protection Strategy to replace the 2008 Child Protection Strategy (the 2008 Strategy). As part of this process, a number of background technical papers have been commissioned as input to the decision-making. This technical paper explores the contribution...

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