Western Africa

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UNICEF23 Mar 2019

Under the guidance of Child Protection Specialist (UASC/Case Management), the national child protection consultant will support the State Ministries responsible for children in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to strengthen and ensure effective operation of the child protection information management system in these states. 

Olayinka Modupe Onayemi & Adeyinka Abeeden Aderinto - Children and Youth Services Review4 Mar 2019

Using qualitative methods of data collection, factors influencing child placement in Southwestern Nigeria were examined in this article.

Belema Sekibo - Emerging Adulthood27 Jan 2019

This article examines the aftercare experiences of young people who have recently left a residential care institution in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Janet Njelesani - Child Abuse & Neglect8 Jan 2019

Guided by social-ecological theory, this study explores responses to violence against children with disabilities, including preventative measures and treatment of victims in the West African countries of Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Mark Canavera, Bree Akesson, Debbie Landis, Miranda Armstrong, Elizabeth Meyer - International Journal of Social Welfare6 Jan 2019

This article presents the results of a systematic mapping of social work training programs in countries throughout West Africa, a region historically under‐represented in global discussions of the social welfare workforce.

Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies & University of Nigeria Department of Social Work4 Jan 2019

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.

Spencer L. James & Jini L. Roby - Children and Youth Services Review3 Dec 2018

Using data from Ghana—a country that has initiated reintegration of children from residential care facilities, therefore providing a natural opportunity for comparative research—the authors of this study from the Children and Youth Services Review used hope, whether the child has been reunified with family/caregivers or remained in the care facility, and a statistical interaction of the two, along with controls, to predict the Child Status Index, an internationally-established measure of child wellbeing.

Esmeranda Manful & Alhassan Abdullah - International Social Work14 Nov 2018

Using a qualitative research design, 28 Practitioners’ and parents’ narratives on the perception and causes of child neglect were explored.

Chelsie Yount-André - International African Institute7 Nov 2018

Scholarship on transnational families has regularly examined remittances that adults abroad send to children in their country of origin. This article illuminates another permutation of these processes: family members in Senegal who establish relations with and through children in France through gifts and money.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, CPC Learning Network, The World Bank, The Transfer Project and The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action24 Oct 2018

This webinar reviews some of the new and ongoing work conducted under the Transfer Project, a multi-organizational research and learning initiative. The first presentation will summarize findings from recent reviews published on understanding linkages and impacts of cash transfers and social safety nets on intimate partner violence and violence against children in low- and middle income settings.