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Factors Influencing Child Protection Competence of Social Workers in Hanoi, Vietnam

This study aimed to determine factors influencing child protection competence of social workers in social service institutions providing child protection services in Hanoi, Vietnam and measure the influence of these factors on their child protection competence.

Psychological interventions implementation manual: integrating evidence-based psychological interventions into existing services

Evidence-based psychological interventions are an important part of health, social, protection and education services and can help increase access to effective mental health treatments and progression towards universal health coverage.

Educational Videos for Remote Social Work Education

Faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have created a series of videos designed for social work educators highlighting best practices for remote teaching.

Compendium of Case Management Tools and Resources

This Compendium of Case Management Tools and Resources represents the work of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (Alliance) Case Management Interest Group (CMIG). As a global network, we support the work of the task-focused and result-oriented interest groups of the Alliance members...

Social Service Workforce Strengthening Framework

In a world where too many people face poverty, social exclusion, inequality and social injustice, a strong social service workforce is urgently needed. A well-planned, developed and supported workforce is better able to address the needs and enhance the resources and resilience of at-risk...

Supporting Integration: A Toolkit for Practitioners Working with Children and Young People on the Move

The ‘Supporting Integration’ toolkit documents and shares good practice guidance for practitioners working with child migrants. The toolkit was developed as part of a three year project which involved research into the integration of children moving from the Middle East to Europe, and aims to...

How to Develop Skills for the Future in the Social Work Field?

Our society is changing at a rapid pace and new challenges are emerging in adapting people to the age of digitalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This paper tries to answer the following questions: 1) How are the increasingly visible changes influenced by the economic crisis and the...

2023 State of the Social Service Workforce Report: A Decade of Progress, A Future of Promise

The Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference: Investing in Those Who Care for Children, held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010, is often recognized as the launch of a global movement to strengthen the social service workforce and to develop stronger, more effective social service systems.

Practitioner Handbook for Alternative Family- and Community- Based Care

This handbook is a summarized, user-friendly version of the operating procedures for alternative family- and community-based care options. It provides an overview of each type of care, key considerations, and the process followed for placement. The handbook aims to provide an easy and quick...

Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework

The revised Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework is now available. This new version is more closely aligned with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), and better reflects the competencies required to work effectively with other sectors. The format...