PREVIEW

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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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

February 21, 2019

The EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training was to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement interventions that are gender-aware and gender-transformative, and prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Following the training, AIDSFree… View Article

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Examining the relationship of social support and family cohesion on ART adherence among HIV-positive adolescents in southern Uganda: baseline findings

February 19, 2019

While evidence supports the importance of social support for ART adherence in adults, less is known about the relationship between social support and family cohesion in adolescent adherence. Using data from a five-year randomized clinical trial in southern Uganda and self reports from 702 clients in 39 clinics, this study measured social support, family cohesion and… View Article

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Supporting Community-led Child Protection

February 6, 2019

Supporting community-led action requires a different skill set than needed for top-down approaches. The tools are designed to help begin the process of acquiring these skills. The Toolkit consists of four sections, for each of the four major skill sets involved: facilitating, training, learning, and management. This online version of the guidelines and toolkit was… View Article

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Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

February 5, 2019

This toolkit was designed to give general guidance to health care workers in disclosure of HIV status with pediatric and adolescent populations. The document contains tools to build the capacities of health care staff, caregivers, and pediatric/adolescent partners themselves, to deliver successful and informed disclosure. Job aids include guidance and checklists for a variety of audiences… View Article

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National Standard Operating Procedures for the Management of Sexual Violence Against Children

February 1, 2019

These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) seek to enhance the capacity of health care providers and health management teams to respond to and support child survivors of sexual violence. Building on both national and international sexual and gender-based violence SOPs, the document provides a standardized, user-friendly guide on how to apply child-centered approaches for the effective… View Article

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National Referral Protocol on Gender Based Violence

January 28, 2019

These pathways to service provision for victims and survivors of gender-based violence are a joint work of multiple Ministries of the Government of Sierra Leone. The National Referral Protocol describes the roles and responsibilities for each of the government and non-government stakeholders. The document also includes data collection and case coordination responsibilities and a visual… View Article

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How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

January 16, 2019

Changing the Way We Care is a global initiative led by Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International and the Lumos Foundation, that promotes the expansion of safe and stable family-based care while decreasing reliance on residential care facilities. The shift away from residential care facilities as the primary response for vulnerable children in crisis will require… View Article

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