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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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Best Practices for Evaluating Care and Support Programs for HIV-Affected Families: Lesson Learned from South Africa in “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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Christian Sermon Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this sermon guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Islamic Khutbah Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this khutbah guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Integrated programming for improved child outcomes in Namatumba, Uganda: Case study in child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative (“Bantwana”) under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC, a systems-strengthening project primed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance partnering with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), and STAR-EC, an HIV care and treatment project… View Article

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The role of para-social workers in creating community-led approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse: Case study on child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) response committees at the district and sub-county levels, and train PSWs to identify, report and respond… View Article

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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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