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Randomized controlled trial of a home-visiting intervention on infant cognitive development in peri-urban South Africa

June 12, 2019

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a home visiting intervention had the same affect on improving caregiving quality with mothers who expressed a depressed mood at birth. Mothers were randomly assigned to home visiting or standard postnatal care and their interaction with children was assessed three years post-partum. Findings showed that home… View Article

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Global Survey of Inclusive Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Intervention Programs

June 10, 2019

Despite growing momentum around early childhood development, little is known about the extent to which Inclusive Early Childhood Development (IECD) and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) programs and support services are being developed and implemented globally. This report includes the findings of extensive research by the RISE Institute, in collaboration with UNICEF and the ECD Task… View Article

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Cash Transfer Programming and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Review and opportunities to strengthen the evidence

June 10, 2019

This report summarizes the evidence for cash transfer programming and child protection in humanitarian contexts and recommends areas for action and further research. It highlights the gaps, needs, and opportunities found in the literature and confirmed by experts working across child protection, cash transfer programming, and other relevant areas of humanitarian action and international development.

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Advancing the Evidence Base on Child Marriage and HIV

June 6, 2019

Girls Not Brides and UNICEF have focused attention through a white paper and expert consultation to better understand the relationship between early marriage and HIV. Their goal was to generate an enhanced understanding of the relationships between child marriage and HIV, identifying gaps in the evidence and promising programs, and establishing a course of action… View Article

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Understanding the Relationships Between HIV and Child Marriage: Conclusions From an Expert Consultation

June 5, 2019

Girls Not Brides and UNICEF convened an expert consultation to examine the evidence pertaining to the relationship between HIV and early marriage. Understanding about that relationship has changed in the past two decades and experts are now considering a more nuanced understanding of how early marriage relates to HIV. This article provides four recommendations and… View Article

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Task-shifted interventions for depression delivered by lay primary health-care workers in low-income and middle-income countries

May 17, 2019

As we think more and more about how to integrate mental health support in OVC programs, the results of a cluster-randomised trial in Nigeria showed that task-shifted interventions delivered by lay health workers were associated with remission in more than three-quarters of patients with moderate to severe depression. The two interventions they tried were: Fully… View Article

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Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

May 10, 2019

The social service workforce plays a critical role in a well-functioning child protection system by identifying and managing risks, and facilitating access to and delivery of social services to enhance child and family well-being. These guidelines are a compilation of evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned from the field and are designed to accelerate… View Article

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Identifying Local Constructs of Resilience, Determined and Empowered Adolescent Girls and Young Women Study Report

May 10, 2019

AVSI and the AfriChild Center conducted qualitative research to understand the realities of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and the local constructs of determined, resilient and empowered AGYW in Uganda. The results suggest that determined, resilient and empowered AGYW are characterized by having the knowledge and skills to become successful, is economically self-sufficient not… View Article

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New Horizons Management of Treatment Failure for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients Resource Package

May 9, 2019

This resource was developed for health care providers, counselors and multi-disciplinary care teams who are working with adolescents living with HIV. The objective is to provide care teams with the best treatment options for young patients with high viral loads and the support needed to achieve viral load suppression or to switch to a new… View Article

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Multiplication effect of sequencing life skills and social asset interventions

May 1, 2019

Through the DREAMS partnership in Lesotho, four organizations provide a core package of services and ensure that all enrolled adolescent girls and young women receive all services. Through CRS, the 4Children program is responsible for three linked elements: building social assets, strengthening families through social protection, strengthening families through positive parenting. These interventions are overlapping… View Article

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