Family-Based Care in Local Context

This workshop covers additional design considerations for the adaptation of family-based care models to developing world contexts, particularly in Southern and East Africa. This workshop focuses on several issues in family-based care design that move beyond the core focus of social work to include issues of learned helplessness, economic support, social stigma, gender, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and others. This workshop draws heavily on the experience of multiple ministries in several African countries as they moved to adapt to family-based care within their residential child care programs. This workshop outlines a program design process that addresses these secondary issues. This workshop is tailored to those organizations for whom the core social work competencies of family-based care are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure healthy outcomes for reintegrated children.

(Shoshon Tama-Sweet, Children Everywhere)