Social Service Workforce Strengthening

A strong social service workforce is critical to meeting the needs of children without adequate family care.  From government policy-makers, local administrators, researchers and social workers, to educators, community workers and care providers, social service actors play a key role in protecting girls and boys and promoting their care.

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Nina Kind, David Bürgin, Jörg M. Fegert, and Marc Schmid - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

This study investigated the association between resilience and burnout in a Swiss population of professional caregivers working in youth residential care.

Marlo A. Perry, Kristine Creavey, Erin Arthur, Jessica Chance Humer, P. J. Lundgren, Isabella Rivera - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The present study had two goals: 1) To conduct a systematic scoping review of the literature on interventions purporting to develop and/or enhance emotional intelligence (EI)-related competencies in child welfare professionals, whether those interventions be at the caseworker, supervisor, or organizational level; 2) To consider future directions for the teaching and enhancement of EI competencies for child welfare professionals.

Barbara Kail, Manoj Pardasani, Robert Chazin - International Social Work,

This article describes the impact on social services of an innovative model of family care in Moshi, Tanzania, aimed at orphaned children and youth who are affected by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.

Nguyen Thi Thai Lan - International Social Work,

This article reports a part of a qualitative study to address the questions of what and how international organizations have been engaging in the professionalization of social work services for disadvantaged children in Vietnam, taking five international organizations as the unit of analysis.

Joana Albuquerque, Cecília Aguiar, Eunice Magalhães - Children and Youth Services Review,

This qualitative study, conducted in Portugal, aimed to understand professionals' perspectives on the collaborative processes between the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and the Child Protection Systems.

Marina S. Sletten & Ingunn T. Ellingsen - Child & Family Social Work,

In this paper, the authors examine how standardized tools, in this case, a standardized parenting programme and a standardized Norwegian assessment tool, influence professional roles as experienced by child welfare workers (CWS professionals) in Norway.

Linda Solem, Clive Diaz, Lauren Hill - Journal of Children's Services,

This study examined 20 recent serious case reviews that had taken place in England where neglect was a feature. The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers which exist for social workers in England in identifying and responding to neglect in a timely, appropriate and effective manner.

Rhys Price-Robertson, Deborah Kirkwood, Adam Dean, Teresa Hall, Nicole Paterson and Karen Broadley - Child Family Community Australia | information exchange,

This practice paper focuses on improving cross-sectoral relationships between child protection and child and family welfare practitioners, who are often required to work together to keep children and families safe.

Serena Zanella & Manuela De Gaspari - Save the Children,

The child protection in emergencies (CPiE) capacity gaps analysis (CGA) in the West and Central Africa (plus Mauritania) region, targeting CPiE practitioners with 3-5 years of professional experience, aimed to collect and provide information on (1) identified key CPiE capacity gaps and (2) existing and available capacity building initiatives.

Elisa Romano, Lauren Stenason, Kelly Weegar, Connie Cheung - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study examined the outcomes of a training aimed at enhancing child welfare practitioners’ use of data from the the Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) project for service planning related to young people’s educational outcomes.