Psychosocial Support

National Psychosocial Support Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya

These guidelines were developed for use by front line child service providers to streamline psychosocial support services for children. The guidelines provide guidance for supporting caregivers, general guidance for children of all ages,...

Guidance for Improving Family Planning/HIV Integration Service Delivery for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

PEPFAR-funded programs for vulnerable children and adolescents are assessed using the Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) to ensure that programs are meeting minimum standards and providing quality services to vulnerable children and...

Malawi Children's Corners Situational Assessment

In Malawi, Children’s Corners provide supervision through after-school programming to children aged 6-18. These programs, supported by the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW), are convened in local...

Behind the walls: health and psychosocial needs of incarcerated youth in Haiti

Diana Chamrad

Senior Technical Advisor, Vulnerable Child and Family Programs, USAID ASSIST Project/URC
Play Yard in Haiti Youth Prison

Play Yard in Haiti Youth Prison

When bumping along the streets of Port au Prince, Haiti, you don’t always think about who lives behind the building walls you see from your car.  But today, along with Daniel Joseph, the USAID ASSIST Resident Advisor in Haiti, I had a glimpse into life for 129 teenage boys living behind the walls of a juvenile prison, Centre de Reeducation des Mineurs en Conflit avec la Loi (CERMICOL). These boys range in age from 13 to 17 years and have been incarcerated for alleged crimes ranging from theft to rape and murder.  Pretrial detainment is a common occurrence with only 8 of the 129 boys having appeared before a judge, resulting in some boys imprisoned for one or two years without a court appearance.

Improving household food security in Mwanganya area through community involvement in Karonga District, Malawi

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a group of community members agreed to improve their household food security situation during the hunger months with support from a multi-sectoral team of...

Change Package for Quality Improvement in Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programmes in Kenya

This change package was developed following a harvest meeting where quality improvement teams shared the results of what they had successfully implemented over a period of two years since the first improvement team was formed, though...

Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children in Kenya: Experiences from implementing quality service standards

This document is a compilation of case studies that are aimed at those implementing programmes for orphaned and vulnerable children highlights the impact of implementing the Minimum Service Standards on the lives and wellbeing of...

Minimum Service Standards for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Kenya: Job Aid Booklet

This resource is a job aid booklet for improving the quality of services for orphans and vulnerable children at the community level. The booklet will go through the general principles of the quality service standards, and the eight core...

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