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The course examines how children’s social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children’s adversity, development and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current international child protection practice and how to strengthen it. The course will invite participants to identify opportunities for using the learning from science and practice, to enrich current child protection approaches in humanitarian settings.
Measuring Child Protection Outcomes in Senegal: A population-based survey in Kolda and Pikine Departments
This report presents the results of a population-based survey on child protection and well-being carried out between April and August 2016 in two departments of Senegal: Kolda and Pikine. The objective of this research was to develop and pilot a rigorous, population-based survey to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the child protection system at a decentralized level.
The Social Service Workforce as Related to Child Protection in Southeast Europe: A Regional Overview
A report by CPC faculty affiliate Bree Akesson was published by the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe; the report provides a summary and regional overview of the social service workforce in that region. This study aimed to lay out the legislative and infrastuctural framework, to consider educational and professional development opportunities, and to explore how these training opportunities are aligned or misaligned with the realities of social service practice.
“Adapting to learn, learning to adapt”: Overview of and considerations for child protection systems strengthening in emergencies
This paper is a Child Frontiers product on behalf of the Child Protection Working Group’s Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force. Based on this the Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (formerly the CPWG), co-led by the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network and Plan International initiated a process to develop an overview document with key considerations for practitioners.
This report also contains mapping and analysis of the national child protection system in Cameroon.
This report, by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, sheds light on key social service workforce data and trends, showcases innovative and effective workforce strengthening initiatives, and highlights the need for more data and focus in this area.
Bottom-up Approaches to Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Placing Children, Families, and Communities at the Center
This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables nonformal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership.
Learning about Children in Urban Slums: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Urban Slums in Mombasa of Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Their Linkage with the Kenyan National Child Protection System
The purpose of this research is to learn about community-based child protection processes and mechanisms in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya.
The study explores the functioning of existing community-based child protection mechanisms in two districts in Aceh, Indonesia and identifies issues that need to be addressed for improved prevention and response programming for children experiencing violence, abuse and exploitation.
This document introduces a new interest group, Building Evidence for Social Service Workforce Strengthening.