Day of the African Child: Monday, June 17, 2013
Join PEPFAR and USAID in commemorating the Day of the African Child and to learn about how PEPFAR supports orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and globally.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C Street NW, Rm1105 Washington, DC 20520 1:00 – 3:00pm
RSVP NEEDED * ESCORT REQUIRED
*RSVP to QureshiS3@state.gov by noon on 6/17
Featuring presentations by: Dr. Mike Wessells, Interagency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems – 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.
Severine Chevrel, Better Care Network (BCN), a global exchange around children outside of family care – learn about the work of BCN in preventing unnecessary family separation by supporting families and communities and to develop better care alternatives when separation is inevitable, featuring the new resource “Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children,’”
To view the official event announcement, click here!
Presentations from the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) conference are now available by clicking here.
ICASA was held on in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Dec. 4-8, 2011.
The Summit is a interagency initiative under Public Law 109-95, the Assistance to Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005. The Summit responds to the PL 109-95 mandate to ensure that USG assistance to highly vulnerable children is effective and based on best practices.
The Global Fund Technical Reivew Panel recommends that the Global Fund continue to support targeted food and/or micronutrient supplements for undernourished children, on a case-by-case basis, and that such proposals demonstrate linkages with other food support programs to avoid the politicization of such programs.
Social Service Workforce Strengthening
3rd Webinar Topic
A review of achievements and challenges since the 2011 Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference
November 15, 2011
9:00 AM Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ 11:00 AM EST (Washington)
Social Protection Learning Event
October 6, 2011
Barbara Jordan Conference
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
This is a USG only event
The second webinar in the Social Welfare Workforce Stregnethening webinar serices will focus on models for skills-training in order to extend the social workforce. Join the webinar on September 8th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST.
It is essential to have a well trained and well motivated workforce to address the social service needs of vulnerable children and their families. Recognizing that many countries have a limited supply of professionals with advanced degrees to address child support needs, a number of models have evolved that provide basic skill training - so community members can extend the social workforce under the supervision of professionals. Training models include classroom based learning, field based supervision as well as distance modalities. While country and community specific training approaches need to be tailored to local needs, this webinar will present some best practice models that provide content and some of the lessons learned in development and implementation. If successful these models will help extend the reach of existing social service systems as well as help community workers develop new skills that may form the basis for further education and professional development.