Winnet Taero an alumni of the REPSSI Certificate in Community Based Work with Children and Youth (CBWCY), in Zimbabwe, wins a case using the knowledge she gained on the certificate programme. “I was able to recognise the injustice done to my niece partly because of what I learnt in the REPSSI Certificate in Community Based
The PSS forum was supported by international cooperating partners currently funding REPSSI. Remarks from SDC and Sweden/Norad highlighted the following issues: Despite major achievements in the fight against HIV and AIDS, there is need to remain vigilant as more adolescents die every year from AIDS-related illnesses than from any other cause. In
I would like to thank the Forum organizers for giving me the opportunity to chair one of the sessions. I appreciated the way the Forum was organizedwith well seasoned Plenary speakers who made sure that the momentum for each day was set. You could see the flow of themes that followed in all the sessions. It
The backbone of all types of programming and interventions for children, adolescents and adults, the social service workforce was the focus of several sessions at the REPSSI forum. Participants in the forum brought a shared consensus that the workforce must be appropriately and regularly trained, mentored, supervised, and recognized, whether they are formal or informal.
The Forum stimulated my thinking in new ways. Noreen Huni’s initial call to mainstream the themes of Love, Care and Protection across all settings inspired participants to consider just how critical and diverse the application of psychosocial support can be. More than at any previous REPSSI gathering, I found myself motivated and empowered to expand
The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance was pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 2015 REPSSI Forum. The social service workforce is critical to supporting the healthy development and well-being of children and families. Mainstreaming psychosocial support and child protection system strengthening requires a strong workforce. The Alliance hosted three panels that featured the important
The team from the South African University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) attended the 2015 Psychosocial Support Forum. They shared their experience. Please click on the link below to read more…
Africa United for Children NACOSA’s children and youth manager, Menaka Jayakody, attended the REPSSI Psychosocial Support (PSS) Forum 2015 – Love, Care and Protection from Infancy to Adulthood – at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe recently. Here, she shares her observations and learnings with us