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Vulnerability amongst schoolboys, aged 14-20: South Africa Report

August 16, 2019

There is a major gap in the delivery of school-based care and support to boys and young men which is hindering programme and regional goals for gender equality, HIV reduction and improved educational outcomes for all children. Partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) programme conducted… View Article

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Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children Lesotho’s Experiences

August 14, 2019

4Children Lesotho completed this learning brief to document the experience of transitioning a large USAID-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another. In the past several years, PEPFAR countries have transitioned OVC programs to new partners or new geographic areas. This learning brief shares key steps and the critical success… View Article

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Psychosocial Support: Facilitating Psychosocial Wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning

August 13, 2019

The purpose of the INEE Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support is to clarify the importance of supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth, and to offer specific strategies for how to incorporate psychosocial support (PSS) into education responses. This resource addresses a gap in the tools that are currently available to educators and professionals… View Article

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Case Management Tools for Child Programming in Uganda

August 6, 2019

The case management toolkit is comprised of two documents: Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Child Programming in Uganda and Case Management Tools for Child Programming in Uganda. In the preview button, access the tools that Uganda is using for the seven steps in the case management process for identification, assessment, enrollment, case plan development,… View Article

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Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Child Programming in Uganda

August 6, 2019

This harmonized case management toolkit builds on Ugandan experience and lessons identifying, enrolling, supporting, and graduating vulnerable children and families out of program support. The case management toolkit is comprised of two documents: Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Child Programming in Uganda and Case Management Tools for Child Programming in Uganda. In the preview… View Article

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Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity 2019-2023: A U.S. Government Strategy for International Assistance

July 1, 2019

The Strategy builds on three evidence-based objectives that inform the U.S. Government’s policies and programs to benefit the world’s most-vulnerable children. The objectives are (1) Build Strong Beginnings (2) Put Family First (3) Protect Children From Violence. The guiding principles for the strategy include: adapt approaches, strengthen systems, generate and use evidence-based information, create synergies,… View Article

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Supervision of Task-Shared Mental Health Care in Low-Resource Settings: A Commentary on Programmatic Experience

June 27, 2019

In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and other low-resource settings, 75% of people in need of treatment for mental disorders never receive care. Few health systems in LMICs can rely exclusively on specialists to deliver mental health interventions. One promising approach has been to deliver psychosocial or pharmacological services via task sharing. Task sharing is… View Article

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Financial education for HIV-vulnerable youth, orphans and vulnerable children: a systematic review of outcome evidence

June 18, 2019

This study was designed to fill in some of the gaps in knowledge pertaining to financial education for OVC and improvements in health and HIV prevention. This review supports emerging evidence that plural interventions, combining sexual and reproductive health with financial education, are associated with positive health and economic outcomes for vulnerable youth and children… View Article

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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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