Southern Africa

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UNICEF22 Nov 2017

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist for Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

George Chitiyo & Morgan Chitiyo24 Oct 2017

The purpose of this chapter [from the book Assisting Young Children Caught in Disasters] is to highlight the impacts of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on young children, particularly those aged eight and below, and identify interventions that have been shown to be efficacious in terms of the socio-emotional welfare of children.

Candice Fortune - The Post 6 Oct 2017

High numbers of children in kinship care in South Africa are putting a strain on the foster care system due to the intensive supervision required in order for families to receive the Foster Care Grant. 

Morgan Morris - IOL News30 Aug 2017

A Kinship Care Grant has been proposed in South Africa due to a strained child protection system in the country. 

Robyn Wolfson Vorster - Daily Maverick 23 Aug 2017

In efforts to prioritise family preservation, family reunification and foster care in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), adoption has become a slow process in the South African province, with only eight adoptions finalised in the first eleven months of 2016. New changes may mean more inter-country adoptions, while many domestic adoptions remain blocked or opposed by the KZN Head of Department for Social Development. 

Tobias Hecker, Getrude Mkinga, Joseph Ssenyonga, and Katharin Hermenau - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter of Child Maltreatment in Residential Care describes Interaction Competencies with Children – for Caregivers (ICC-C), a preventative intervention approach to improve the quality of care and reduce the incidence of maltreatment within institutional care settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mmathebe Mampane & Eleanor Ross - Southern African Journal of Social Work & Development 1 Aug 2017

This qualitative study explored the emotional experiences of 15 adolescents placed in foster care in South Africa. 

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. 

Better Care Network & African Child Policy Forum, with support from CRS, Family for Every Child, Hope and Homes for Children and Save the Children 21 Jul 2017

On 21-22 June 2017, the African Child Policy Forum and Better Care Network - with the support of Catholic Relief Services, Family for Every Child, Hope and Homes for Children and Save the Children - convened 40 leaders representing child rights bodies, regional economic communities, national governments and civil society in Nairobi, Kenya for the Africa Expert Consultation: Violence Against Children in All Care Settings. 

Paida Gomo, Tanusha Raniga, and Siphiwe Motloung - Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk20 Jul 2017

This study explored the resilience of children living with HIV from the perspective of foster parents residing in a community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

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