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Retaining Adolescent Girls and Young Women in HIV Prevention Programming: A Review of Girls’ Clubs and Savings Groups in Mozambique

August 13, 2018

This report presents a description of the girls’ clubs and savings groups implemented by Project Força à Comunidade e Às Crianças (FCC; Child and Community Strengthening) of World Education International (WEI) and World Vision’s Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) project. The two projects in Mozambique are implementing girls’ clubs and savings groups as part… View Article

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Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting PEPFAR’s Essential Survey Indicators for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs: Research Protocol Template

August 8, 2018

This protocol template is designed for organizations collecting the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators (ESI) of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It includes sections on background, study design, human subjects research, and fieldwork procedures for data collection of the nine MER OVC… View Article

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Tangible benefits to child well-being seen among households participating in savings and internal lending communities (SILC)

August 2, 2018

This brief shares data about the effect of savings groups — which CRS calls “SILC” (Savings and Internal Lending Communities) — on vulnerable households in Nigeria. Between August 2015 and September 2017, more than 1,100 SILC groups were formed within the CRS-led “SMILE” program for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The groups engaged nearly 25,000 members, including roughly… View Article

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SMILE OVC program uses targeted approach to boost TB case-finding among vulnerable children

August 2, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million children (<15 years) currently suffer from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and more than 210,000 die each year. In 2016, leveraging the robust infrastructure and partnerships of a large, multi-sectoral orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program called “SMILE”, CRS expanded the program’s core mandate to include community childhood TB case-finding, with a… View Article

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INSPIRE Handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children

July 31, 2018

The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support… View Article

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Evidence and Guidance for Family Strengthening to Help Families Stay Together

July 10, 2018

Poverty is often at the root of why children are placed in residential care facilities. The ASPIRES (Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening) project is looking at economic strengthening can both prevent family separation and also increase success when reintegrating children with families. This fact sheet describes two research projects that… View Article

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Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

June 18, 2018

Globally policies and programs are improving in supporting family care for children –to prevent unnecessary family separation and to support reintegration for children who are outside of family care. A case management approach is also gaining momentum as it has been shown to improve outcomes for children and families. Yet children with disabilities are often… View Article

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What works to end violence against children? Seven things we have learned

June 12, 2018

Violence against children is a problem that is so big and has remained hidden for so long that the only way to effectively address it is to break it down into actionable steps. World Vision has been focused on preventing and responding to violence through a community engagement model which mobilizes evidence-based interventions such as… View Article

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It takes health to end violence against children: Assessing alignment of national health policies with WHO’s Global Plan of Action to address interpersonal violence

June 12, 2018

The World Health Organization has adopted a Global Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system to respond to violence against women and children. This Global Plan for Action officially recognizes the role that the health system must play and provides a mandate for countries and their health systems to address violence… View Article

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HIV and Caregiver Common Mental Disorders: Synergistic Impacts on Child Development and Entry Points for Interventions

June 11, 2018

This brief is a summary of the findings published in a longer literature review also available on OVCsupport.org. The brief gives the context of the problem of maternal mental health and its impact on child development, and briefly addresses entry points and screening tools and interventions. A detailed table shows the platforms, interventions, identification and risk… View Article

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