Supported Child Headed Households

A child-headed household is one where there are no adult carers available and children live on their own. Typically an older child will care for siblings, cousins, nephews or nieces. Such a situation is increasingly common in areas with high AIDS mortality and regions affected by genocide or war.

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Murli Desai - Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems,

The aim of this module from the book Rights-based Integrated Child Protection Service Delivery Systems is to learn about the need for rights-based support services for children and families at risk in specific situations.

Siphokazi Kwatubana & Mashuda Ebrahim - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This research investigated the psychosocial-support provision for learners from child-headed households (CHHs) in five public high schools in South Africa.

Mariana Josephat Makuu - Social Work and Society International Online Journal,

The objective of this paper is to examine the situation of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in existing alternative care systems and explore the treatment of OVC in these systems.

Ronald Luwangula, Janestic M. Twikirize, Justus Twesigye and Stanley Kitimbo - Social Work Practice in Africa: Indigenous and Innovative Approaches,

This chapter from Social Work Practice in Africa: Indigenous and Innovative Approaches showcases examples of home-grown indigenous and innovative models of social work practice in Uganda, including local models for addressing the HIV/AIDS orphan crisis in Rakai district. 

Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu - South African Child Gauge 2018,

This chapter from South African Child Gauge 2018 describes the demographics of children's household living arrangements in South Africa, including details on orphaned children.

James Frame - CELCIS,

The aim of this study was to undertake a short qualitative study of four independent supported accommodation providers commissioned by local authorities for care experienced young people in Scotland.

Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton, Kara Apland, Elizabeth Yarrow & Dr Anna Mackin, with support provided by Soksan Tem & Phally Keo, on behalf of Coram International - UNICEF Cambodia,

The objective of this evaluation was to provide evidence that can help strengthen performance and accountability with UNICEF’s work with the Royal Government of Cambodia and the myriad other authorities and organizations involved in child protection.

Mónica Ruiz-Casares, José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz, René Iwo and Youssef Oulhote - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

Nationally representative, population-based data from rounds four and five of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and four to eight of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 61 low- and middle-income countries were used to estimate prevalence and socio-economic factors associated with leaving children under five years old home alone or under the care of another child younger than 10 years of age.

Amy Dworsky and Denali Dasgupta - Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago,

This brief begins to address knowledge gaps of best practices for housing young adults in extended care, the housing options currently available to those young adults, and how those options vary across and within states in the US.

Molly Cannon, Camelia Gheorghe, Moldova country core team - MEASURE Evaluation, USAID,

This report presents the findings of an assessment workshop aimed at informing action planning to address priority needs identified in alternative care for children.