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Social service systems for vulnerable children and families in low- and middle-income countries: Establishing definitions and key components

January 8, 2018

This study reviews existing literature on the definitions and components of social service systems and provides an analysis of data from key informants in the field of global social welfare. The purpose of the study was to propose system definitions and components which could help to move the field of global social welfare forward.

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Determinants of Effective Utilization of Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children by Caregivers in Kenya: A Case of Tigania West, Meru County

December 7, 2017

Kenya has a growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the society because of HIV/AIDS, the deterioration of the traditional family structures, and change in family values. The government and their partners have been providing social assistance to poor households with orphans and vulnerable children through a cash transfer program while clearly communicating objective… View Article

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Extended Review Situation Analysis of South Africa’s Response to Orphans and Vulnerable Children

December 6, 2017

This report of the OVC program in South Africa was administered as an internet-based and library search comprised of research and program reports; South African Government policy documents, Acts of Parliament and international agreements; and peer reviews journal articles. This literature review desired to gain a better understanding of how the South African Education Department and its stakeholders… View Article

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National Psychosocial Support Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya

November 15, 2017

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security, and Services through the Department of Children Services commissioned an analysis that assessed the provision of Psychosocial Support (PSS) services in Kenya in 2013. Psychosocial support is a continuum of love, care, and protection that enhances the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of an individual and strengthens their social cultural connectedness… View Article

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DRC National Course on HIV and Child Protection Linkages: Year 2

November 9, 2017

This is a course on HIV and child protection linkages developed with and for the National Institute of Social Workers (INTS), a national social work training institution in DRC under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS), for the 2nd year of graduate-level social work training. The course aims to build knowledge and… View Article

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DRC National Course on HIV and Child Protection Linkages: Year 1

November 9, 2017

Year 1 course on HIV/child protection linkages developed with and for the National Institute of Social Workers (INTS), a national social work training institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS), for the first year of graduate-level social work training. The course aims to build knowledge and skills of social work students… View Article

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DRC national guideline to inform responses to street-connected adolescents

November 9, 2017

This guideline was developed with and for the DRC Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) to inform interventions and services that aim to respond to the needs of street-connected adolescents, in particular girls, and with specific attention to HIV-related vulnerabilities.

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DRC National Training Curriculum for Para-Social Workers Working with Vulnerable Children

November 9, 2017

This curriculum was developed with the DRC Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) and various key stakeholders involved in child protection in the DRC including UNICEF, War Child, the REEJER network of NGOs working with street-children, and other members of the National Child Protection Working Group. The course is based on a set of core para… View Article

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Clinic to Community Referrals: Linking Health and Economic Outcomes to Improve Client Outcomes

October 24, 2017

A formalized network of referral providers is crucial for increasing access to a range of HIV and economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security (ES/L/FS) services for those in need, and for ensuring the long-term permanence of that service delivery. However, little information regarding creation of integrated, multi-sectoral referral networks and few standardized tools to facilitate… View Article

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The Advocacy Case for OVC in Nigeria

October 12, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project in Nigeria conducted a review to examine the gaps in investment for care and treatment for children living with HIV. Findings revealed that foreign funding accounts for 82 – 71% of the financing for HIV related programming and interventions. While the review identified some progress in contributions… View Article

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