Psychosocial support for children and families during COVID-19 

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COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease 2019, emerged in China In December 2019. Over the months that followed, cases of the virus were reported in most countries around the world. The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic in early March 2020.

 

The pandemic is having a significant impact on Family for Every Child Members and the children and families that they work with. The virus doesn't discriminate, but the impact of the illness is unequal, with far greater socio-economic and health consequences for poor and

marginalised communities.

 

In this How We Care series we examine how our Members are providing essential psychosocial support to vulnerable children and families within the context of the pandemic. 

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Approach 1: CINDI

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Children in Distress Network (CINDI) - a network of over 200 South African civil society agencies championing the rights of vulnerable children and their families

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

A psychosocial support booklet for children and care givers and a psychosocial support training manual for community health workers

An overview of the approach (2 mins)

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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Briefing Paper - ESPANOL

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Approach 2: Conacmi

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Conacmi - National Association Against Child Abuse - working to prevent violence against children and young people, particularly sexual abuse, and providing victims with practical help to overcome trauma

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Providing psychosocial support in the context of the whole family; working remotely to provide solution-focused brief therapy

An overview of the approach (2 mins) - ENGLISH

An overview of the approach (2 mins) - ESPANOL

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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Approach 3: Mulberry Bush

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Mulberry Bush - their School provides residential therapeutic care, treatment and education for children aged 5-13 who are vulnerable due to their social, emotional and behavioural issues

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Maintaining the safe running of a residential therapeutic School throughout the pandemic whilst prioritising the wellbeing of both the children and the staff

An overview of the approach (2 mins)

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Briefing Paper - ENGLISH

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