PREVIEW

Advancing the Evidence Base on Child Marriage and HIV

June 6, 2019

Girls Not Brides and UNICEF have focused attention through a white paper and expert consultation to better understand the relationship between early marriage and HIV. Their goal was to generate an enhanced understanding of the relationships between child marriage and HIV, identifying gaps in the evidence and promising programs, and establishing a course of action… View Article

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Task-shifted interventions for depression delivered by lay primary health-care workers in low-income and middle-income countries

May 17, 2019

As we think more and more about how to integrate mental health support in OVC programs, the results of a cluster-randomised trial in Nigeria showed that task-shifted interventions delivered by lay health workers were associated with remission in more than three-quarters of patients with moderate to severe depression. The two interventions they tried were: Fully… View Article

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Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

May 10, 2019

The social service workforce plays a critical role in a well-functioning child protection system by identifying and managing risks, and facilitating access to and delivery of social services to enhance child and family well-being. These guidelines are a compilation of evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned from the field and are designed to accelerate… View Article

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Identifying Local Constructs of Resilience, Determined and Empowered Adolescent Girls and Young Women Study Report

May 10, 2019

AVSI and the AfriChild Center conducted qualitative research to understand the realities of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and the local constructs of determined, resilient and empowered AGYW in Uganda. The results suggest that determined, resilient and empowered AGYW are characterized by having the knowledge and skills to become successful, is economically self-sufficient not… View Article

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Multiplication effect of sequencing life skills and social asset interventions

May 1, 2019

Through the DREAMS partnership in Lesotho, four organizations provide a core package of services and ensure that all enrolled adolescent girls and young women receive all services. Through CRS, the 4Children program is responsible for three linked elements: building social assets, strengthening families through social protection, strengthening families through positive parenting. These interventions are overlapping… View Article

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Case conferencing: An innovative approach to addressing complex needs of vulnerable children

May 1, 2019

The 4Children OVC project in Lesotho has introduced case conferencing approach as part of its direct service delivery to vulnerable children. A case conference is a planned meeting that brings together all the different actors who have a role in supporting a vulnerable child or children and families. This case study outlines what case conferencing is… View Article

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Building trust and mutual respect: strengthening families through the Rethabile “happy together” parenting program

May 1, 2019

The Rethabile positive parenting activity is being run by 4Children Lesotho with caregivers and teens ages 9 to 24 for the purpose of reducing harsh parenting practices (i.e., violence) and improving positive parenting practices. By promoting adult–child communication around topics such as HIV and AIDS prevention, and exploring models of family-focused violence prevention and support,… View Article

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Graduation Data Quality and Sustainability Assessment for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

The objective of the data quality assessment is to assess the process by which households are graduated from programs and to support program improvement. The objective of the sustainability assessment is to assess whether graduated households are maintaining or improving their well-being after graduation. The document includes a method for carrying out graduation data quality… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Assessment Tool for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

This is the tool by which households will be assessed for graduation from OVC projects. The tool provides guidance on which of the eight benchmarks should be assessed for which households or for which members of the household; provides questions for each benchmark to be answered by the caseworker carrying out the assessment; and contains… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Indicator Reference Sheets for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

These indicator reference sheets are meant to help OVC programs to understand and track the eight benchmark criteria established by PEPFAR for graduation of households from program support.

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