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Violence against children in South Africa: the cost of inaction to society and the economy

January 16, 2018

Violence against children is known to have adverse health outcomes and to be a risk factor for unhealthy behavior and subsequent violence toward others. This research takes the statistics on violence against children in South Africa and models the cost of inaction. The costing exercise gives some really useful economic arguments about all forms of… View Article

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Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused

November 29, 2017

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a violation of their rights and negatively affects their health. The new clinical guidelines that WHO has published titled, Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused is aimed at helping front-line health workers, mainly from low resource settings, in providing evidence-based, quality, trauma-informed care to survivors. This guideline… View Article

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Minimum Service Standards for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya: Job Aid Booklet

November 16, 2017

This document is a job aid for improving the quality of services for orphans and vulnerable children at the community level. It explains the guiding principles of the quality service standards, which include identifying the needs of the OVC and their households and provision of appropriate services on an ongoing basis, ensuring participation and involvement… 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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Randomized controlled trial of a parenting program to reduce the risk of child maltreatment in South Africa

October 25, 2017

This study is the one of the first to evaluate the preliminary effects of a parenting program to reduce the risk of child maltreatment using a randomized controlled trial. Also unique to this study is the extreme vulnerability of the 68 parent-child dyads (children ages 3-8) with high percentages reporting unemployment, hunger and poor health… View Article

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Ending child marriage and meeting the needs of married children: The USAID Vision for Action

October 13, 2017

The USAID Vision for Action on ending child marriage and meeting the needs of married children outlines a plan for ensuring the rights of children to meet their full potential. The document includes a statement of the problem and explains the strategic underpinnings of USAID’s commitment to this issue–such as the link with the agency… View Article

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Gender based violence and Violence against children resources

September 1, 2017

A new set of resources has been developed by AIDSFree to help health care providers and social welfare officers deliver effective gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) prevention and response services. This ten-part collection contains essential guides, training modules, job aids, and more on subjects ranging from effective communication with survivors to using… View Article

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