Resources

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TfG materials

TfG Strategy 2024-2030

Read the 2024-2030 TfG Strategy

Child protection and practice journal
VACS journal articles

Disability, childhood experiences of violence and associated health outcomes in refugee settlements in Uganda

In Uganda's refugee settings, the prevalence of childhood violence is higher among children and youth with disabilities compared to those without disabilities. Females with disabilities and who had experienced childhood violence were considerably more susceptible to negative health outcomes. These findings underscore the need for targeted child protection and response interventions to address the vulnerabilities of children and youth, and particularly for those with disabilities and female children.

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Technical reports

Institutional responses to child maltreatment guidebook

This guidebook summarises the evidence on Giving Evidence's Evidence and Gap Map, which gathers rigorous impact evaluations in institutional responses to child abuse.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

The association between youth violence and mental health outcomes in Colombia: A cross sectional analysis

This study explored sex-stratified relationships between violence and mental health/substance use among Colombian youth.

Toward a safer tomorrow TfG Impact report
TfG materials

Together for Girls Impact Report 2022-2023

This report highlights two years of impact in collaboration with our global partners in our mission to create a safer tomorrow for all children and adolescents.

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TfG materials

Together for Girls Impact Report 2022-2023

See our partnership’s big wins and global achievements between 2022-2023!

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Adverse childhood experiences, mental distress, self-harm and suicidality, and cumulative HIV risk by sex in Lesotho

This study uses data from the 2018 Lesotho VACS to explore associations between mental distress, self-harm or suicidality, and HIV risk and individual and cumulative ACEs among youth aged 13–24 in Lesotho.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Adverse childhood experiences, HIV and sexual risk behaviors in five sub-Saharan countries

This study uses VACS data from five sub-Saharan countries to identify associations between exposures to ACEs and sexual risk behaviors and HIV service utilization among young people.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and their associations with mental distress, substance use and sexual risk behaviors in Sub-Saharan Africa

Using VACS data, this study assesses how multiple ACEs co-occur and how dominant patterns of co-occurrence are associated with mental distress, substance use, and sexual risk behaviors among young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Parenting-related positive childhood experiences, adverse childhood experiences, and mental health in four sub-Saharan African countries

Using VACS data, this study assesses the associations between ACEs and negative health outcomes and risk-taking behaviors among young adults and evaluates whether — and which — Positive Childhood Experiences moderate the association between ACEs and these outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Approaches for measuring cumulative childhood adversity: A study of youth from 5 sub-Saharan African countries

Using VACS data from Lesotho, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Namibia, and Mozambique, this study assesses approaches to quantifying cumulative childhood adversity (CCA) resulting from four types of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

Service-seeking behaviors among male victims of violence in five African countries: The effects of positive and adverse childhood experiences

Using VACS data, this study analyzes the association between positive and adverse childhood experiences (PCEs and ACEs), and seeking post-violence services among males in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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