A well-trained social service workforce with supported supervision and access to ongoing professional development is key to ensuring the provision of quality services. This is especially true in Colombia, where decades of armed conflict, civil strife, and internal displacement have crippled the nation’s social services and left vulnerable children, adolescents, and families without the help they need.
In 2016, Colombia was named the sixth and final priority country of the United States Government Action Plan for Children in Adversity (APCA). Through APCA, the U.S. government partners with countries around the world to improve the well-being of children. APCA worked with the government of Colombia to determine that support for the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (El Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, ICBF) and its ongoing efforts to provide violence prevention and protection services for more than eight million children, adolescents, and families would be the most effective approach to addressing childhood issues in the country.
HRH2030 in Colombia
The USAID HRH2030 program strives to strengthen ICBF’s social service workforce at both the national and local level with the aim of guaranteeing better protection and welfare for children, adolescents, and families in Colombia.
The primary objectives of HRH2030 in Colombia are to: