Alternative Care and COVID-19

This section includes resources and tools related to alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNICEF,

Le présent document fournit des orientations provisoires aux acteurs des secteurs de la protection de l’enfance et de la santé, dans le contexte des mesures de quarantaine et d’isolement, pour leur permettre d’atténuer les risques liés à la protection de l’enfance, de réduire au minimum la séparation des familles et de favoriser l’unité des familles et la cohésion sociale.

Sarah Parry, Tracey Williams, Jeremy Oldfield - Health and Social Care in the Community,

The authors of this study sought to understand how experiences within the workforce could improve overall working conditions, and thus outcomes for staff and children.

Rebecca Nhep, Better Care Network; Dr Kate van Doore, Law Futures Centre & Griffith Law School,

This study explores the effect of COVID-19 on a small number of privately run and funded residential care institutions by conducting a qualitative research study comprising 21 semi-structured interviews across seven focus countries.

Better Care Network and UNICEF,

During this webinar, hosted by UNICEF and Better Care Network, Gillian Huebner presented the paper It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion featuring panelists from UNICEF Child Protection, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, and the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN).

Justin Jay Miller, Erlene Grise-Owens - Adoption & Fostering,

This study uses a retrospective pre/post design to measure the impact of the pandemic on foster carers’ self-care.

Justin Jay Miller, Erlene Grise-Owens - Adoption & Fostering,

This study uses a retrospective pre/post design to measure the impact of the pandemic on foster carers’ self-care.

Rebecca K Jones, David Westlake - Qualitative Social Work,

This essay describes the impact of the pandemic on the authors' experiences as Independent Visitors (IVs) for children who are looked-after.

Laura Orlando, Ashley N. Rousson, Susan Barkan, Kristen Greenley, Alyssa Everitt, and Emiko A. Tajima - Developmental Child Welfare,

This study reports on the rapid development and implementation of an eLearning and structured practice guide for visitation supervisors to help them facilitate virtual visits that promote parent-caregiver collaboration in support of the child.

UNICEF Ghana, Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI), National Development Planning Commission (NDPC),

This briefing paper - developed by UNICEF and the Social Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission - built on existing microdata, analyses of children’s vulnerabilities and specific phone survey data collected between March and June 2020. The paper outlines the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 on children in Ghana, including the impacts on vulnerable children such as children with disabilities, street-connected children, and children in residential care.

Bethany Christian Services,

This report summarizes findings from a mixed-methods case study of innovations and challenges within four Bethany foster care locations in the U.S.: Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Detroit, Michigan; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.