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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C. Raneesh and A. K. Mohan - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond,

In this study on childcare staff in children’s homes of Kasaragod district of Kerala, the researcher adopted a descriptive design and selected all registered children’s homes for the study purpose.

Jude Mary Cénat, Pari-Gole Noorishad, Konrad Czechowski, Sara-Emilie McIntee, Joana N. Mukunzi - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study aimed to explore questions relating to caseworker’s training on ethnocultural diversity in connection with racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black children in child welfare services.

Laura M. Schwab-Reese, Ida Drury, Heather Allan, and Kasey Matz - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this project was to determine if there were differences in learning outcomes between learners who completed child protection training in the usual delivery methods (Pre-COVID) and the fully virtual delivery methods (Post-COVID).

Mizeck Chimange & Sue Bond - Children and Youth Services Review,

This qualitative study, conducted in four child and youth care centres in the Tshwane region of South Africa, presents some techniques used by child and youth care workers to develop belonging.

Beth E. Molnar, Samantha A. Meeker, Katherine Manners, Lisa Tieszen, Karen Kalergis, Janet E. Fine, Sean Hallinan, Jessica D. Wolfe, Muriel K. Wells - Child Abuse & Neglect,

For this study, a review of research literature on the epidemiology of vicarious traumatization among child welfare professionals was conducted.

Burcu Genç & Sema Buz - International Social Work,

This study aims to elucidate child welfare workers’ resilience and coping styles.

Carmit Katz, Jill D. McLeigh & Asher Ben-Arieh - International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice,

This article describes the local training model developed to implement Strong Communities for Children, a community-based child maltreatment prevention initiative in Israel, and presents a qualitative analysis of field journals maintained by three waves of students.

Ashley Curry - Children and Youth Services Review,

Using in-depth interviews and participant observation over a two-year period, this study explores workers’ experiences of and strategies for ending relationships with youth in an independent living program.

Franziska Cohen, Mareike Trauernicht, Ryanne Francot, Martine Broekhuizen, Yvonne Anders - Children and Youth Services Review,

The authors of this study conducted a qualitative case study and obtained in-depth knowledge about the necessary professional competencies from the perspective of financiers, providers, practitioners, and participants across three cases of family and parenting support programmes in Germany and the Netherlands.

Betsy P. Goulet,Theodore P. Cross,Yu-Ling Chiu & Susan Evans - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

This paper chronicles the goals of the partnership and the planning and implementation of the Child Protection Training Academy, developed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the University of Illinois Springfield in the U.S.