Mittelfristig (1 bis 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)

limited improvement of social behaviour of participants

Beziehungsaufbau und Interaktiosfähigkeiten

In Ethiopia, wellbeing in the areas of emotional health and social behaviour were also slow to improve at placement and follow-up. Much of this is to do with the survival traits developed by the children to help to combat stigmatisation while on the streets.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

Jugendsozialarbeit/ sozialpädagogische Programme
Retrak reintegration programmes
Retrak works to ensure that no child is forced to live on the streets, aims to provide street-connected children with a real alternative to street life through outreach and basic service provision, leading to family reintegration, foster care or independent living. Retrak is expanding its work in family preservation and community empowerment to prevent highly vulnerable children coming to the streets.
Uganda und Äthiopien
over 1200 children
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
sozial benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline)
Child Status Index (CSI) has been adapted to apply to the context of children connected to the street. This paper is the initial review of the findings of the CSI in the pilot period, 2011 and 2012, as a measurement of child wellbeing and a tool for tracking children’s progress along their Retrak journey to establish the impact of Retrak’s programmes in both Ethiopia and Uganda.The CSI assessments were conducted with cohorts of children on streets who access Retrak’s drop-in centres (baseline); at the point of reintegration with their families (placement); and again at intervals of approximately six months during follow-up with the child and their family (follow-up within six months of placement, between six months and one year of placement, and more than one year since placement). Each indicator of wellbeing on the CSI is given a score between one and four.
Six core domains of wellbeing: • food and nutrition; • shelter and care; • protection; • health; • psychosocial; and • education and skills.
Child has sufficient food to eat at all times of the year.; Child is growing well compared to others of his/her age in the community; Child has stable shelter that is adequate, dry, and safe.; Child has at least one adult (age 18 or over) who provides consistent care, attention, and support.; Child is safe from any abuse, neglect, or exploitation.; Child has access to legal protection services as needed.; Child is physically healthy.; Child can access health care services, including medical treatment when ill and preventive care.; Child is happy and content with a generally positive mood and hopeful outlook.; Child is cooperative and enjoys participating in activities with adults and other children.; Child is progressing well in acquiring knowledge and life skills at home, school, job training, or an age-appropriate productive activity.; Child is enrolled and attends school or skills training or is engaged in age-appropriate play, learning activity, or job.
7 scores – good, fair, bad or very bad [4 to 1]