Two-Part Webinar Series on Strengthening Social Service Systems through Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:00am to 3:00pm

Part One: Multi-disciplinary Teams in Communities and Local Health Facilities


To care for vulnerable families, social service workers are often called on to address a variety of needs and rights, such as health care, economic strengthening, psychosocial support, education and advocacy within the judicial system. During this webinar, we will hear accounts from two colleagues involved in facilitating multi-disciplinary teams in communities and at local health facilities.  They will discuss strategies and challenges of scaling up this team approach model and ways in which coordination can lead to better care and support for vulnerable families.


Lynette Mudekunye, Advisor, REPSSI

REPSSI (the Regional Psychosocial Initiative) is a regional organization working in 13 countries of East and Southern Africa to promote psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable children and youth within their families and communities.  REPSSI has pioneered the provision of accredited training in psychosocial care, support and protection – including a certificate for community workers and a diploma for teachers, both of which are offered to groups of students through supported distance learning.  

Dr. Bernadette Madrid, Director, Child Protection Unit, Philippine General Hospital and Lecturer, University of the Philippines

Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid is the Executive Director of the Child Protection Network Foundation, Inc., an NGO that supports the training of Child Protection Professionals and the development of Child Protection Units in the Philippines. She is also the Head of the Child Protection Unit of the University of the Philippines Manila - Philippine General Hospital where she is concurrently Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Acting Head of the Ambulatory Section. 

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