Strengthening Caregiver Parenting Skills for Family Reintegration

Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children)

This Practitioner Brief from the the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project presents key learning and recommendations from the Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) project in Uganda. KCHPF is a project funded by USAID/Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) as part of the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project designed to contribute to learning in the alternative care and care reform sectors. The KCHPF project supported the reintegration of children living in residential care back into family care in Uganda through the provision of a household-based parenting program, individualized case management support and a reunification cash grant aimed at strengthening the reintegration process. In tandem, KCHPF worked collaboratively with the Government of Uganda to develop guidance in support of their care reform efforts aimed at reunifying children with their families, expanding family-based alternative care options and closing unapproved institutions.

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