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The Impact of In‐service Training Within Social Services

In‐service training in social service agencies is recognized as fundamental in which staff are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve overall agency performance and achieve the objectives of social policy. The outcome says although training may have an impact on trainees in...

Challenges Faced by Unaccompanied Minor-refugees in South Africa

This qualitative study explored the experiences of unaccompanied minor-refugees from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The findings revealed that services by statutory social workers were limited, compared to services by social workers employed in non-governmental organizations. It highlights the...

Newly Qualified Social Worker's Readiness for Practice in Scotland

Little is known about newly qualified social worker (NQSW) experiences of education, employment and training in Scotland. This article reports on findings from a national online survey conducted with NQSWs during their first year of employment.

A Randomized-control Trial for the Teachers’ Diploma Programme on Psychosocial Care, Support and Protection in Zambian Government Primary Schools

The Teachers’ Diploma Programme on Psychosocial Care, Support, and Protection is a child-centered 15-month long-distance learning program focused on providing teachers with the knowledge and skills to enhance their school environments, foster psychosocial support, and facilitate school-community...

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...

Step by Step: Preparing for work with children and young people who inject drugs

Intended for harm reduction service providers with limited experience of working with children and young people who inject drugs, this resource sets out a process to prepare for work with children and young people who are under 18. It is designed to help organizations and staff to feel safe in...

Enhancing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Capacity in Low Resource Settings: A trainer’s manual

Individual to Collective Healing: A trainer’s manual is part of a War Trauma Foundation series featuring resources spanning the complementary supports that meet the mental health and psychosocial needs of different groups. The series takes a collective approach looking at how families and...

Finnish Social and Health Care Professionals' Perspective of the Future

The aim of the study is to describe the perceptions on the future of professionals in the social services and healthcare sector in Finland. The study examines on what the sector will be like, what kind of competence will be required and how this will be obtained in 2025 and onwards.

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).

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.