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Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies – 2nd Edition

February 21, 2017

This publication is intended for managers and para professionals in social work who are developing programs, job descriptions, training and supervision needs. This edition builds on the first edition, released in September 2015, by including competencies for two new sets of workers – Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers – and… View Article

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Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: lessons learned from success in Thailand

February 13, 2017

Thailand is the first country to achieve the World Health Organization’s (WHO) targets for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission. One lesson learned points to the importance of an effective monitoring system in bringing about a massive, multi-sectoral response. All sectors of Thai society had shared commitment, decision-making, resources and efforts. This article reviews the science… View Article

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OVCimpact.org: A Community of Practice hosted by MEASURE Evaluation

February 10, 2017

OVCimpact.org is a Community of Practice created by the MEASURE Evaluation Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) team to encourage learning on the implementation of the OVC survey toolkit and the collection of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Essential Survey Indicators. OVCimpact.org hosts resources and webinars and aims to increase dialogue between implementing partners and… View Article

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HIV Stigma: Perspectives from Kenya Child Caregivers and Adolescents Living with HIV

February 6, 2017

While knowledge about AIDS and access to treatment have increased, this qualitative research from western Kenya suggests that stigma remains high. Participants have faced inaccurate and negative attitudes about how they got the disease and experienced negative social and economic consequences as well as internalized negative feelings about themselves. Treatment related impacts of stigma included… View Article

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