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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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The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the DRC

February 6, 2017

Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. Lindsay Stark, director of the CPC Learning Network, Khudejha Asghar, CPC senior research associate, Sarah Meyer, CPC faculty affiliate, Kathryn Falb, technical advisor at the IRC, and colleagues… View Article

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Talking to children about their HIV status: a review of available resources, tools, and models for improving and promoting pediatric disclosure

January 19, 2017

Many studies have documented the struggles of caregivers and health care workers to disclose to a child that he or she has HIV. This paper is significant in citing all of those studies and aggregating the common barriers to disclosure. Further, this study looked at all of the available resources on disclosure and found from… View Article

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Improving child wellbeing and care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

January 18, 2017

This article discusses the results of a cross-country research project in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding the impact of social protection on loss of parental care, support to foster or kinship care and quality of care and wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa. The research conducted investigates a large-scale nationally implemented cash transfer and public works programmes in Ghana,… View Article

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A comparative assessment of generalized anxiety, conduct and peer relationship problems among AIDS and other orphaned children in India

January 18, 2017

Researchers compared the generalized anxiety, conduct and peer relationship problems and their associated risk factors among children orphaned by HIV/ AIDS and those due to other reasons in the Indian city of Hyderabad and found that a significantly high proportion of AIDS orphans deal with generalized anxiety, conduct and peer relationship problem as compared with… View Article

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“Singing to the Lions” A New Tool for Responding Effectively to Violence and Abuse

January 18, 2017

This fact sheet summarizes the content of the Singing to the Lions curriculum with a statement of results and contact information. Use this fact sheet when sharing with others about the new curriculum.

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Singing to the Lions: A Facilitator’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in our Lives–Supplement

January 18, 2017

This supplement is intended for use with Singing to the Lions: A facilitator’s guide to overcoming fear and violence in our lives and with the Singing to the Lions Data Entry Sheet, both of which can be found, together with this supplement on the CRS website. The supplement includes chapters with further information on helping… View Article

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