A GLOBAL HUB
ON CHILDREN AND HIV
Our mission is to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable
children through connecting the global community and providing
the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities.
Megan Collins for CRS
AREAS OF FOCUS
- CAPACITY BUILDING & SYSTEM STRENGTHENINGSystem strengthening includes building capacity of families, communities, civil society organizations and governments to provide social services, case management and referrals.
- CHILD PROTECTIONChild protection prevents and responds to abuse, exploitation and neglect, and family separation to ensure that children are cared for in a loving and supportive environment.
- ECONOMIC STRENGTHENINGEconomic strengthening interventions protect and strengthen the economic situation of households and empowers families to provide for the essential needs of their children.
- EDUCATIONEducation ensures children have access to a continuum of early childhood development opportunities, quality schools and life skills training to secure their future.
- HEALTH & NUTRITIONHealth and nutrition interventions for vulnerable children should provide a continuum of care that prevents and treats illness and promotes wellbeing for children and their families.
- PROGRAMMINGProgramming for vulnerable children includes general guidance on implementation, monitoring and evaluation and assuring quality services.
- PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTPsychosocial support provides children and families with resources that build internal resilience for emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
- SPECIAL POPULATIONSSpecial populations of children require additional support with individualized approaches for protection and inclusion.
The Tree of Life is a psychosocial support tool based on narrative practices. It uses different parts of a tree as metaphors to represent the different aspects of our lives. It involves people drawing their own ‘Tree of Life’ in which they get to speak of their ‘roots’ (where they come from), their skills and… View ArticleRead more »
The ASPIRES Vulnerability Assessment Handbook for Economic Strengthening Projects provides guidance for implementers looking to understand the economic vulnerabilities and strengths of their participant populations. The handbook includes a framework for understanding economic vulnerability in the HIV context and common research methods for assessing vulnerability. The handbook brings theory to practice by reviewing field-tested tools… View ArticleRead more »
Parenting, the other oldest profession in the world – a cross-sectional study of parenting and child outcomes in South Africa and MalawiMay 8, 2017
Cross-sectional analysis was done on data from the Child Community Care study in Malawi and South Africa to look at the relationship between situational factors such as poverty, mental health, HIV status, living with a biological parent, and stigma with good parenting and child outcomes. The results point to possible intervention points; Influences on parenting… View ArticleRead more »
Lessons learned from evaluating care and support programmes for HIV-affected children and families in South AfricaMay 8, 2017
A structured review was conducted of five evaluations on vulnerable children programs conducted by Tulane University in South Africa between 2010 and 2016. This brief summarizes the lessons learned from those evaluations such as keeping ethical considerations at the forefront, collaborating with program partners, and adapting evaluation designs to local contexts.Read more »
4th Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium: Case Management and the Social Service Workforce
Join us on May 24, 2017 in Washington, DC, or via the live webcast The 4th Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium on Wednesday, ...