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Social Service Workers Can Help End Violence against Women

One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point. Now's the time to change that.

Once an At-Risk Youth, Thembi Becomes a Child & Youth Care Worker

When parents die, children are often left with no financial support—or even proper identification. Who helps them then?

Let’s Keep the Keepers

Mohammed Adamu Adangba dedicates his life to helping vulnerable children. How can we support him and other social service workers to provide care and services to more people that need them?

Social Service Workforce Week Celebrates Community-Level Workers

Community health workers can have a tremendous impact on health and wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable among us.

Haiti’s Need for Mental Health Services, Before and After the Quake

Mental illness affects 1 in 10 people, yet only 1% of the global health workforce is dedicated to mental health. Haiti feels the effects.

Courage to Change Child and Youth Lives

South Africa's Safe Parks model is catching on, and so are the health workers who give vulnerable young people a safe place to play, talk, and be.

Social Service Workers Address Ebola’s Widespread Social Impacts

Stress. Fear. Loss. Ebola's effects on children, emergency responders—and entire societies—can be devastating.

Greater Support for Social Service Workers Leads to Better Care for Children

This year, 6.6 million children under five won’t reach their birthdays.

Overcoming Obstacles to Accessing Mental Health Services in Ethiopia

How can we develop Ethiopia's mental health workforce and improve the system overall? There are some ways.

Expanding iHRIS to Support the Social Services Workforce

We are planning how to expand the iHRIS Suite to include the social services workforce. The social services workforce is critical.

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