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What is it going to take to move youth-related HIV programme policies into practice in Africa?

July 10, 2017

This commentary identifies the many gaps that exist in moving policy at global, national, and local levels to ensure that youth are being factored into the 90-90-90 goals in Africa. The authors identify the national policy gaps, the facility procedural gaps, implementation barriers–and specifically gender-specific implementation barriers–and gaps in family, community and social support for… View Article

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Summary of Key Findings from the 4Children Case Management Case Studies

June 12, 2017

4Children has prepared a series of case studies documenting the core components of the case management process within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming and national child protection systems, in three different countries: The Yekokeb Berhan Project in Ethiopia, the Sustainable Comprehensive Responses for Children and their Families (SCORE) Project in Uganda, and the National… View Article

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From Assessment to Graduation: Comprehensive Case Management for Vulnerable Children and Households–The SCORE Project in Uganda

June 1, 2017

The SCORE project has been providing holistic services to vulnerable children and families in Uganda since 2011. SCORE’s household case management approach facilitates enrolled households to progress out of extreme vulnerability and graduate from direct project support to self-sufficiency This case study describes SCORE’s graduation model, processes for coordination with other case management systems… View Article

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Building a User-Friendly and Government-Owned Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children: The Yekokeb Berhan Program Experience in Ethiopia

June 1, 2017

The Yekokeb Berhan project has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011 to reduce vulnerability among children and families affected by HIV and AIDS by strengthening supportive systems and structures to deliver essential services and increase resiliency. This case study describes the coordinated care approach used by Yekokeb Berhan including a summary of each step and… View Article

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From the Ground Up: Developing a National Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children–An Experience in Zimbabwe

June 1, 2017

The Bantwana community-based case management model was designed by the Children First program (2008-2012). The project grew into an important national partnership between the World Education Inc./Bantwana, government ministries, funders and local implementing partners and further developed into the National Case Management System adopted by the Government of Zimbabwe. This case study documents this… View Article

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Pathways for Exiting Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

June 1, 2017

This fact sheet is a summary of the pathways in which children and families exit OVC programs: (1) case plan achievement (2) transfer (3) attrition. All pathways lead to close closure in which program support is terminated and case files may be closed. An info-graphic accompanies the document text to visually represent the three pathways.

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Case Management for Children Orphaned or made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

June 1, 2017

This fact sheet is a summary of the approach to case management that should be used in OVC programs to help children and families identify, plan and complete a series of actions in order to achieve specific goals. Seven critical steps are outlined in the case management process to guide the case worker along the… View Article

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A structured support group improves bereaved female adolescents’ psychological health: Results from a randomized controlled trial in South Africa

May 8, 2017

This policy brief is based on findings from a randomized control trial of a therapy intervention to improve the psychological health of bereaved adolescent young women. There is a great need for psychological support in settings of high HIV prevalence; the study commends programs to include psychological health interventions in their program design and offers… View Article

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Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV

May 8, 2017

This publication puts social workers in their rightful place on the front lines of the fight against HIV. Through chapter case studies, the work of social workers is highlighted in the work to end HIV infections, stigma, and AIDS-related deaths. Examples are also given of social workers’ macro-level work on policy and professional development in… View Article

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Viewing Party Toolkit: 4th Annual Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Symposium

April 24, 2017

WHAT IS A VIEWING PARTY? A viewing party is an opportunity to gather together with colleagues and fellow social service workforce advocates to remotely participate, share information, expand knowledge, and discuss important issues in case management approaches that strengthen the social service workforce and delivery of services to vulnerable children and families. WHY HOST A… View Article

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