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.

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.

Transform Alliance Africa,

In this Call to Action, Transform Alliance Africa urges Africa’s regional bodies, governments, donors and civil society organizations to reinforce their individual and collective efforts to respond to the needs of children in, or at risk of entering, alternative care in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Sarah Font - American Enterprise Institute,

This paper asks the questions: What can we learn from the pandemic—and federal, state, and local governmental responses— about the cracks in the child welfare system? What lessons can be carried forward post-pandemic?

Mary Elizabeth Collins & Astraea Augsberger - Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice ,

This policy analysis examines the impact of COVID-19 policy guidance on the role of workers who provide outreach to transition-age care leavers.