Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is hiring a Child Protection and Alternative Care Senior Technical Advisor (STA) is to provide leadership in CRS' efforts serving vulnerable children who are living in residential care or at risk of entering residential care and instead, to promote family-based care.
This article highlights the challenges to reforming care policy and provides recommendations for those working to create policies that increase family-based care and decrease institutional care at the national level.
Hannah Blumhardt, ATD Fourth World UK, and Anna Gupta - Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work31 Jul 2017
This report examines and shares learnings from ATD Fourth World UK's social work practice framework with families experiencing poverty, discussing its strengths-based collaborative approach to build relationships and reduce power imbalances between practitioners and families. Implications for the feasibility of implementing this framework in child protection social work practice and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand is also addressed.
Juvenile homes and other care insitutions discussed at plenary session of the State Conference on Juvenile Justice and Capacity Building in Bhopal, India, calling for the development of mechanisms in foster care and sponsorship due to the lacking capacity for institutions to care for children.
Kholofelo Charlotte Motha - Children & Society28 Jul 2017
This paper is based on the findings from a qualitative study with orphaned children in South Africa, their teachers and caregivers, which investigated the capacity of extended families affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS to care for and support orphaned children.