May 15, 2017

International Social Service-General Secretariat Helps Launch Alternative Care Online Course

Baltimore, MD, (May 15, 2017) – International Social Service-General Secretariat has helped develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.

This six-week interactive online course, which begins May 15th, was developed in part by an international interagency working group that consists of leading international child welfare organizations, including International Social Service-General Secretariat, Better Care Network, CELCIS, FICE, Hope & Homes for Children, International Federation of Social Workers, RELAFSave the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, and UNICEF.

This free training course can benefit a variety of child welfare professionals, including child protection officers, social workers, employees in family and residential settings, health and medical professionals, lawyers, psychologists, and state officials. International Social Service-USA is proud to be a part of this international network to help educate professionals and provide better care for children and families. The roughly 5,000 participants worldwide will benefit by being able to better understand and implement the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which outline global policies and principles to help children living outside of family care. 

Registration is open until July 20th. Learn more and register on the FutureLearn course website.

International Social Service - USA is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. International Social Service connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need. For more information, please subscribe to the newsletter or follow International Social Service-USA on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

International Social Service – General Secretariat is an international NGO that assists children and families with complex issues across child protection, child welfare, and migration fields. With a global presence in over 120 countries, the network implements training projects, raises awareness, and helps approximately 75,000 families in the world each year.

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