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Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies & University of Nigeria Department of Social Work,

The First International Conference of the Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with the theme “Emerging and Contemporary Social Issues: The place of Social Work Education and Practice in Nigeria” was held 10-13 September 2018 and included 96 oral presentations of papers by delegates from across the country. Several papers focused on illegal adoptions of children in Nigeria and the role of social workers in addressing this practice.

MEASURE Evaluation,

This brief outlines the findings from the Systems Transformed for Empowered Actions and Enabling Responses (STEER) project, in Nigeria.

Stacie Gobin, Shaylen Foley - MEASURE Evaluation,

USAID and PEPFAR-funded MEASURE Evaluation worked with six OVC projects in six countries to gain insight on current approaches to OVC case management, map how costs can be linked to OVC case management activities, and determine the cost of OVC case management.

Robert C. Odoemene, Orizu Ideobodo Nwafor & James Anekwe - African Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences (AJSBS) ,

This study investigates and assesses the experiences of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) who live with poverty, insecurity and social stigmatization in Owerri due largely to reasons of loss of parent(s) or being born by parents who are not there to take responsibilities for them. The purpose of the study is to inform and reform social policy by providing a better understanding of the suffering of orphans in our society.

Dorottya Szikra, Rahmeth Radjack, Kossigan Kokou-Kpolou, Thierry Baubet, Marie Rose Moro - L'information psychiatrique,

This study explores conceptions of the notion of unaccompanied minors (UM) in Senegal and analyzes the resources and coping mechanisms of these minors when confronted with migratory traumas.

Adeomi AA, Aliyu MS, and Sabageh AO - Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences,

This study aimed to assess the eating patterns, dietary diversity and the nutritional status of children residing in orphanages in southwestern Nigeria.

Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Antoine Deliege, Theresa Wilson and Yvonne Norman - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care,

The paper describes the findings of a geographical mapping and analysis of residential care facilities in four regions of Ghana.

Laura Horvath, Mohamed Nabieu and Melody Curtiss - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care,

This paper from the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care outlines the Child Rescue Centre's process of transitioning from residential care to family-based care in Sierra Leone.

Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO),

The Christian Alliance for Orphans has offered this challenge grant opportunity to spark innovation as child-serving organizations create or expand effective family care solutions for children. The organizations have reported their progress in a series of videos. 

Kwabena Frimpong‐Manso & Abraham Gyimah Bugyei - Children & Society,

This qualitative case study explores the challenges facing children reunified with their families from an orphanage in Ghana.