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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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Gendered influences on adolescent mental health in low-income and middle-income countries: recommendations from an expert convening

December 11, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women and UNICEF convened experts from academia, civil society, donor, and bilateral and multilateral institutions for a consultation in April 2017. The purpose of the consultation was to better understand the relationship between gender and adolescent mental health and to identify priorities for adolescent-focused and gender-responsive mental health research… View Article

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Key Issues Guide: Research with children and young people

December 7, 2017

Traditionally, research on issues affecting children and young people has tended to focus more on younger children, (the under-fives and school age children) or vulnerable children (orphans, ‘street children’ or child labourers). Similarly, many research and policy narratives have focused on the problems that children face, without always recognising how their choices – their agency… 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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A Holistic Approach to Psychosocial Support: A National Training Manual for Caregivers

November 2, 2017

This document is a training manual for primary and secondary caregivers of orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda. This training manual works to address some of the psychosocial effects that children living with poverty, conflict, abuse, and parental death experience. Module one provides an overview of what constitutes psychosocial well-being and modules two through… 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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Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020)

September 21, 2017

Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. is the largest bilateral donor to the global HIV/AIDS response. The strategy put forth in this document aims to achieve control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 10 high-burdened countries by the end of 2020 through a particular focus on 13 priority high-burdened countries. While… View Article

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Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems: 33 Indicators to Help the United States Government and Others Engaged in Strengthening Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children See What Difference Their Investments Are Making

September 20, 2017

This fact sheet gives an overview of the 33 indicators for measuring the strength of national social service systems including background, what they measure, why they are needed, and how they were developed.

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National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Framework for Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

September 20, 2017

The National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Framework for Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation describes indicators, indicator definitions, and a process for applying the indicators to assess, monitor, or evaluate social-service system strengthening efforts. Included in this document are useful processes and tools to adapt the indicators for country-specific context and a… View Article

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