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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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The context and process of pediatric HIV disclosure

November 22, 2016

When a child is living with HIV, many issues surround disclosure, such as: Who should disclose to the child? Where should disclosure take place? At what age should the child be disclosed? While guidance exists on what should be done, this study looked at the actual practice of disclosure with 34 caregivers of children living… View Article

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Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

September 12, 2016

The premise of the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration is that children develop best within a family. The guidelines provide cross-cutting principles of government practice on children’s reintegration and guidance on program design for child protection programme managers in lower and lower-middle income contexts. The guidelines are intended to be used as a reference document for… View Article

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Visual Tool–INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

September 7, 2016

This visual tool accompanies the longer technical tool, INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children. In two brief pages, this resource visually shows the magnitude of the problem, the long-term consequences of violence against children and the seven strategies based on the INSPIRE acronym.

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INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

September 7, 2016

This resource is aimed toward all those charged with the protection of children–including government, civil society organizations, communities, private sector, and families. The title acronym stands for the seven strategies to prevent violence against children and adolescents: Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening;… View Article

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Policy Brief on Resourcing Resilience: The case for social protection for adherence and HIV-related outcomes in children and adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa

August 10, 2016

This policy brief on the longer report (published under the same name) gives a summary of the evidence on known risk factors for non-adherence among adolescents living with HIV and key findings on how social protection can support treatment outcomes. The brief ends by making the case that child and adolescent-friendly social protection is feasible… View Article

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Protection and resilience: A simple checklist for why, where and how, to coordinate HIV and child protection policy and programming

August 10, 2016

There is strong evidence of the cyclical relationship between HIV and violence and that achieving an AIDS-free generation will mean protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect. This short checklist provides practical guidance on how to link HIV and child protection policy and programming by suggesting actions for actors in both sides of programming (i.e.;… View Article

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Caregiver supportive policies to improve child outcomes in the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: an analysis of the gap between what is needed and what is available in 25 high prevalence countries

August 4, 2016

As the epidemic grew and the challenge of caring for children affected by HIV also grew, caring for these children within the context of family and community also emerged as the best way to meet the needs of vulnerable children. This paper explores the types of social policies that would facilitate families meeting these needs… View Article

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Exploring the potential of a family-based prevention intervention to reduce alcohol use and violence within HIV-affected families in Rwanda

August 4, 2016

Harmful alcohol use, intimate partner violence and family conflict create a dysfunctional family environment which can have detrimental effects on children. Each of these behaviors can be deeply entrenched and difficult to change; this study looked at the potential of a family-based intervention to reduce these behaviors. The article describes the intervention and analysis for… View Article

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