To kick off Social Service Workforce Week, on September 26 we ask for your help to share knowledge about the importance of a strong social service workforce to improve lives for vulnerable children and their families.
Show your support for the social service workforce. Help us call attention to the need to strengthen this workforce.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Click “Support with Twitter” or “Support with Facebook” to spread the word among your followers and friends to do the same.
2. Visit www.socialserviceworkforce.org to join our network and learn more about the social service workforce, ways to support these workers, and ideas on how you can take action.
3. On Monday, September 26, watch as everyone's messages are shared all at once.
Care and Courage: Using Isibindi to Strengthen Child Protection in Zambia
The UNHCR entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Asssociation of Child Care Workers in South Africa (NACCW) to replicate the Isibindi model in a custom designed model to service refugee children in Zambia at the Meheba Refugee camp. The model project ‘Care and Courage: Using Isibindi to Strengthen Child Protection in Zambia,’ was designed to develop refugees in the Meheba camp into entry level Child and Youth Care Workers (CYCWs) to provide basic care and protection to refugee children in the camps....
The Zondo Family - The *Zondo family was overwhelmed by their life situation. The mother was chronically ill and mentally challenged, the children were poorly fed and missed school frequently, and the family was dependent on child support grants for survival... Read more
The Zinso Family - This is an inspiring story about change in a young family over a short period of time. From being dependent on the children’s social grants and trapped in a cycle of indebtedness, the family was able to take action on some of their problems by using budgets and improved financial management,... read more