Psychosocial support for children and families during COVID-19

Family for Every Child

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.

This How We Care series examines how Family for Every Child's Members are providing essential psychosocial support to vulnerable children and families within the context of the pandemic. It highlights the work of the Children in Distress Network (CINDI) in South Africa, Conacmi in Guatemala, and Mulberry Bush in the UK.

Learn more about each of the approaches below: