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Integrating Case Management for Vulnerable Children: A process guide for assessing and developing an integrated case management guide for eastern and southern Africa

September 7, 2017

Vulnerable children and families face multiple and complex risks which are best met through an integrated and comprehensive approach. At the service level, integrated case management is recognized as a best practice, however, many factors challenge this approach. This guide intentionally focuses on what is needed for integration to work and is aimed at policy… 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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Adolescent Girls Economic Vulnerability Indicator Guide

September 1, 2017

Vulnerability is a complex and multi-faceted concept, and there is no single tool that can predict how economic characteristics will influence a girl’s sexual risk. This tool is not intended to generate a quantitative vulnerability score, or to be used for program targeting. Instead, indicators are intended to be analyzed individually as relevant to program… View Article

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Good practices in case management: How your OVC program can be ready for a Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) Assessment

September 1, 2017

The Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) is an important part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to strengthen the quality of services delivered to people affected by HIV. Assessments of PEPFAR-funded OVC programs using the SIMS Community Tool are being carried out in order to ensure that these programs are meeting minimum standards and providing quality… View Article

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Summary of Key Approaches for Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

August 25, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children project (4Children) completed a series of case studies to promote learning from OVC programs that have successfully designed interventions and approaches to increase HIV testing and services (HTS) for children. 4Children conducted field visits and documented best practices of COGRI’s Lea Toto program and FHI360 led APHIAplus program in Kenya, the… View Article

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Knowledge for Children in Africa: 2017 Publications Catalogue

August 7, 2017

The 2017 catalogue features 287 reports and studies that UNICEF and its partners are generating on the situation of children and young people on the continent. The publications cover a wide range of topics, which are organized in the catalogue under regional and thematic categories. The categories most relevant to the OVCsupport.org community include the… View Article

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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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Planning and Conducting Wellbeing Days: One-Stop Shop for Services to Young Children and their Caregivers

June 5, 2017

The Wellbeing Day model has derived from the Station Days methodology. Station Days is a child and parent-friendly and participatory day-long monitoring and evaluation field activity to assist project staff, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers to appreciate critical issues affecting the children’s lives and to understand the impact of the project.The Station… 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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