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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Georgiana Cristina Rentea, Florin Lazăr, Shari Munch, Daniela Gaba, Anca Mihai, Alexandra Ciocănel - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper fills a gap in specialized knowledge regarding continuing professional development (CPD) in social work in Romania by examining how child protection Romanian social workers experience CPD throughout their professional lives.

Family Care First,

ស្របពេល​ដែលកើតមានឡើងនូវការរីករាលដាលនៃជំងឺកូវីដ-១៩ក្នុងសហគមន៍នៅទូទាំងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា យើងសូមចែករំលែកនូវវីដេអូមួយ ស្តីពីការគាំទ្រដល់បុគ្គលិកកាន់ករណី ក្នុងការធានាថា កុមារ និងគ្រួសារពួកគេ ដែលកំពុងទទួលការគាំទ្រពីយើង រួមទាំងខ្លួនបុគ្គលិកផ្ទាល់មានសុវត្ថិភាព។ យើងសង្ឃឹមថាវីដេអូខ្លីនេះ នឹងផ្តល់ជាសារប្រយោជន៍ដល់អ្នក និងក្រុមការងារ។ សូមថ្លែងអំណរគុណដល់ក្រសួងសង្គមកិច្ច អតីតយុទ្ធជន និងយុវនីតិសម្បទា សម្រាប់ការដឹកនាំការផលិត ដើម្បីឱ្យវីដេអូនេះសមស្របជាមួយគោលការណ៍ណែនាំ ស្តីពីការគ្រប់គ្រងករណីក្នុងអំឡុងពេលជំងឺកូវីដ១៩។ សូមរក្សាសុវត្ថិភាពរបស់ខ្លួនឱ្យបានខ្ជាប់ខ្ជួនគ្រប់ពេលវេលា។

Rebecca Watts - Practice,

This paper reports on a small-scale, qualitative evaluation of an approach to working with children in care launched in Brighton and Hove called Me and My World. Core principles of the model are explained including continuity of relationship between social workers and children in care; a statutory review process which promotes participation of the child and young person and a recording system where social workers, IRO’s and foster carers write reports for review directly to the child.

Carla Sharp, Paulina Kulesz, Lochner Marais, Cilly Shohet, Kholisa Rani, Molefi Lenka, Jan Cloete, Salome Vanwoerden, Deborah Givon & Michael Boivin - Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology,

The authors of this study conducted a quasi-experimental feasibility trial in South Africa to adapt and evaluate an established year-long semi-structured, manualized video-feedback caregiver intervention (the Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers; MISC) for community-based organizations (CBOs) to equip community-based careworkers with the skills to address the mental health needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

Lena Boraggina-Ballard, J. Sobeck, D. Honig - Children and Youth Services Review,

This mixed-methods study used an integrated approach to investigate the drivers that impact the transition from student to child welfare professional and factors that motivated a highly trained cohort of child welfare professionals to stay or leave the child welfare workforce (post one–year employment).

Amy J. L. Baker, Stacie LeBlanc, Trinae Adebayo, Ben Mathews- Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study was designed to evaluate the content of US state-sponsored online mandated reporter training in order to identify gaps and need for improvement in mandated reporter training.

Barbara Lee, Daniel Ji & Michelle O’Kane - Clinical Social Work Journal,

This research examines the intersection of cross-cultural practice and child maltreatment investigations.

Family for Every Child,

Family for Every Child has launched a new social network platform for child rights practitioners, called Changemakers for Children (changemakersforchildren.community). Child rights practitioners are invited to sign-up to the platform and join a global movement of local leaders working in children’s care and protection.

Olena Karagodina, Olha Baidarova, Viacheslav Fedchenkov, Iryna Pykalo - The New Educational Review,

The study aims to assess the professional training needs of employees of the two institutional actors for the protection of children’s rights in Ukraine; identify factors shaping these needs.

Oliver W. J. Beer, Rebecca Phillips, Megan M. Letson, Kathryn G. Wolf - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study analyzed three open-ended responses from a national online survey examining compassion fatigue in Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) to understand the impact of work-related stress on child welfare workers (CWWs).