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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Diana Morelen, Julia Najm, Megan Wolff, Kelly Daniel,

his study examined the relationships between COVID-related stress, mental health and professional burnout in the infant and early child mental health (IECMH) workforce and examined reflective supervision and consultation (RSC) as a potential protective factor in the context of COVID-related stress.

Sarah Banks, Nikki Rutter,

This article explores responses of 41 UK social workers to ethical challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, utilising UK data from an international qualitative survey and follow-up interviews in 2020. Challenges ranged from weighing individual rights/ needs against public health risks, to deciding whether to follow government/agency rules and guidance.

Emily Delap of Child Frontiers, UNICEF Eastern and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO), Changing the Way We Care,

This paper examines the nature and benefits of foster care and identifies some of the key challenges associated with this form of care in Eastern and Southern Africa. It outlines the elements of an enabling environment needed for successful large-scale foster care programmes, including legislation, guidance, changes to social norms, coordination mechanisms, and a strong social service workforce.

Changing the Way We Care,

This comprehensive situational analysis was comprised of seven unique pieces of research, conducted by individual researchers, research firms and CTWWC, and in close coordination the Government of Moldova. The research findings were presented to and validated during a process in which more than 140 participants representing 96 government bodies and NGOs participated in July 2021. All research is available in Romanian and English.

Changing the Way We Care,

The study aims to develop specific practical recommendations for changing the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the target groups in order to prevent child-family separation and remove existing obstacles children and families face during rein

Changing the Way We Care,

The purpose of the evaluation is to strengthen the training program for child and family protection personnel in coordination with recent programmatic, legislative, and methodological developments at national and international levels, and to effectively contribute to improving the quality of services for vulnerable children and families by improving the competencies of professionals in the system.

Changing the Way We Care,

The purpose of the individual assessment of 184 children in six RIs was to collect up-to- date information on the demographics, as well as the social, educational, psychological, and medical status, of children placed in RIs in order to plan their reintegration into their families of origin and/or to prepare them to transition from residential to family care.

Changing the Way We Care,

The aim of the study is to understand the current situation of social services focused on strengthening families’ capacity to provide a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for children, as well as services for children in need of, or currently in, alternative care and/or in the process of reintegration, in order to be able to formulate recommendations that will contribute to evidence-based decisions for their improvement.

Changing the Way We Care,

The analysis was carried out in order to develop practical recommendations on improving the regulatory framework and the social services financing mechanism to prevent the separation of children from families and support alternative care mechanisi

Changing the Way We Care,

The analysis of case management (CM) systems aims to contribute to the development of a CM model that both reflects the latest programmatic, legislative, and methodological developments at national and international levels, and effectively contributes to increasing the quality of services for vulnerable children and families.