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Learn more about how to strengthen child welfare and protection around the globe.

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Transitioning to Family Care for Children Tool Kit

The Transitioning to Family Care for Children Tool Kit is an online resource developed by the Faith to Action Initiative for churches, faith-based organizations, donors, and others seeking to transition their care and support of children away from a residential model of care (e.g., institutions, orphanages, children’s homes, group homes) to care within families.

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Economic Costing Model

Economic Costing Model software recommended by End Violence is available for download in the link below. The Costing Model software provides a unified data model for collecting and costing interventions having in mind that interventions may be carried in different styles by state approaches, development partners, consultants, NGOs, companies and all of them having different costing approach.

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Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally

This paper argues that investing in young children globally is a primary means of achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development, all of which are vital to ensuring international peace and security.

In the paper, 31 experts argue that current international assistance for children in developing countries focuses too much on single categories of vulnerability rather than young children’s holistic well-being. The co-authors note that without a proactive effort to integrate programs for young children, harmonize implementation, and synchronize the measurement of results, program and outcome siloes are created, and an important opportunity to maximize results for children is lost. Young children’s needs and risks are multidimensional. Tackling one issue at a time, divorced from a more complex reality, is ultimately a disservice to time- and resource-strapped vulnerable families. Young children require integrated support, including health, nutrition, education, care, and protection. The science explains why. By turning attention and resources toward coordinated investments and delivery platforms, it is possible to close the gap between what is known and what is done to support young children globally.

The paper is a call to action, informed by science from multiple disciplines. We hope it will help to close the gap between what is known and what is done to support the development of children globally and, in turn, sustainable progress for communities and nations.

 

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Learning About Teen Drug Abuse

Parental substance abuse is a major factor contributing to child abuse and neglect. Parents’ abuse of alcohol and other drugs can lead to a cycle of addiction, which is reflected by high rates of alcoholism and other substance abuse among children of addicts. DrugRehab.com’s newest guides are about just that.

All parents should stay informed about what is going on in their children’s lives. In order to prevent kids from abusing drugs, or help them recover from addiction. Parents should understand drug addiction and the dangers that it can cause to young teens.

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In Our Lifetime: How Donors Can End the Institutionalization of Children

The placement of children in so-called ‘orphanages’, poor quality residential special schools, large children’s homes and other types of residential institutions can seriously harm their health, development and future life chances. A body of evidence gathered over more than 80 years attests to this fact. Outcomes for children in institutions are extremely poor, yet paying for a child to live in an institution is significantly more expensive in most cases than supporting a child to live at home with their family.

With concerted efforts and the right investments, the institutionalization of children could end globally by 2050. Donors play a vital role in making this a reality and in influencing other stakeholders on the ground, especially those who are resistant to reform.

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Strengthening Support to LGBTIQ Adolescents

Plan UK released a Policy Report on the Rationale and Scope for Strengthening Support to Adolescents Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning (LGBTIQ). The report details why and how Plan International could strengthen its programme, advocacy and institutional support to LGBTIQ adolescents. The scoping exercise also included mapping and analysing the legal, social and other challenges and opportunities facing LGBTIQ adolescents in the world.

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Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children created a draft strategy to support and promote the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. The SDGs set targets to be delivered by 2030 with the vision of a world where every child grows up free from violence and exploitation. This strategy outlines how the Partnership plans to prevent and respond to violence against children over the next five years.

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Child Protection's Contribution to an AIDS-Free Generation

There is a growing evidence base that illustrates how certain child protection violations increase the risk of acquiring HIV; and how children who have HIV, who have a parent or guardian with HIV, or who have been orphaned as a result of HIV are at increased risk of violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and stigma and acquiring HIV themselves. Maltreatment is often linked to the adoption of risky behaviors, such as injecting drugs and early sexual initiation or sex work, both of which contribute to higher HIV risk. Child protection and HIV actors must work together to address these issues.

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Prevent & Protect: Linking the HIV and child protection response to keep children safe, healthy & resilient

The report provides practical examples from Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe of how both government and civil society organisations are linking child protection interventions to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, resulting in improved impacts on both HIV outcomes and decrease in child abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect. The report describes a wide-ranging set of approaches including community-based projects as well as government coordination mechanisms, working in both HIV and child protection.

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The Role of Social Service Workforce Strengthening in Care Reforms

This working paper explores the topic of social service workforce strengthening as it relates to child care reform. It is intended to be a useful resource for reform efforts and a practical and accessible overview. It additionally illustrates key issues by drawing on the experiences of Indonesia, Moldova, and Rwanda, three countries in the process of reform, each within their own context and history, social and political system, protection structure and services, and social service education system.

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Joint Statement

Strengthening child protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa: A call to action.

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Building Protection and Resilience: Synergies for child protection systems and children affected by HIV and AIDS

This paper presents findings from a study commissioned by the Inter Agency Task Team on Children affected by HIV and AIDS. The study aims to better understand the ways in which child protection systems can respond to the needs of children living with and affected by HIV and how those working on issues related to this specific group of children can give greater attention to child protection issues.

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Difficult Decisions: A Tool for Care Workers

Managing Ethical Dilemmas When Caring for Children and Families of Key Populations.

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Child Protection Toolkit

Toolkit to map and assess child protection systems.

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Protecting Swaziland's Children

Strengthening Swaziland’s child protection system: A mapping and assessment study.

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