Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


Date of publication:  14 Jun 2018 Author:  Elayn M. Sammon Gwen Burchell, MBE Publisher:  Better Care Network Publication type:  Guide / Guidelines / Principle

This Guidance is a resource for people who work with children and families using a case management approach in middle-income and low-income countries. It contains information about how to work with children with disabilities and their families.
Basic case management approaches should be the same for all children but there are additional and specific issues and approaches that you should know about when you work with children with disabilities. This Guidance can help you make your current case management procedures, tools and approaches inclusive of children with disabilities.
Each section includes links to further reading and additional resources.

You can use this Guidance to learn more about children with disabilities and how you can support them to live in the care of their family. This can be their immediate or extended family, or a foster or adoptive family. Even if you already have some information, it is good to get to know about the full contents of this guidance so that when you need information about a particular topic you will know where to find it.

You can also use this Guidance to:
• Review and revise your existing case management regulations, guidance and standard operating procedures,
• Build the capacity of the people you work with, and
• Advocate from an informed standpoint for the rights of children with disabilities in your community.

The information is concise. If you would like to explore an  issue in more depth, follow the Signposts and links in each section. The resources include links to organizations which are active in the disability sector, to documents and manuals and to short video-clips. Wherever possible the  available for download free. In some cases, there may be a cost.

You will find below: a link to Better Care Network's online library, as well as the PDF document.

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