Resource Center on COVID-19 and Children's Care

This section includes resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care.

News on COVID-19 and Children's Care

Webinars and Events on COVID-19 Response 


This section includes resources and tools related to alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section highlights tools and resources for child protection in the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources for promoting nurturing care and positive development for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources and tools for mental health and psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources related to separated children that may be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This section includes resources related to children with disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bread for the World, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and 1,000 Days,

Co-sponsored by Bread for the World, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and 1,000 Days, this webinar heard first-hand accounts from a doctor on the front lines; from a researcher who is a core member of the Standing Together for Nutrition coalition and studying program adaptations in the context of the pandemic; and from a storyteller who shared best practices (and turnkey resources) to bring these stories to life to inspire leaders to act.

Emma Feutl Kent & Karin Lapping - 1,000 Days and FHI Solutions,

In this blog post, the authors call attention to the "malnutrition epidemic" that the world's children are currently facing, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Care Leavers Network Partners,

A group of young people with care experience came together on a webinar on June 6, 2020 and developed this set of commitments and recommendations specific to the issues affecting children and youth from alternative care settings globally.

Nicole Gilbertson Wilke, Amanda Hiles Howard, Delia Pop - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The goal of the present study was to better understand the impact of the pandemic and associated response measures on vulnerable children and families and provide data-informed recommendations for public and private service providers working with this population.

Henrietta H Fore, Qu Dongyu, David M Beasley, Tedros A Ghebreyesus - The Lancet,

This comment piece from the Lancet describes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition, noting that vulnerable families, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are struggling to access the food and services they need in the context of an economic downturn.

American Academy of Pediatrics,

This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to support the continuation and improvement of efforts to ensure a stable home and caregiver for children in the child welfare system - which are important to nurturing their development and preventing trauma that can affect a child across the lifespan - so that all children and families may flourish.

Derek Headey, Rebecca Heidkamp, Saskia Osendarp, Marie Ruel, Nick Scott, Robert Black, et al. - The Lancet,

The authors of this comment explore their initial analyses and estimates regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition and note that these projections emphasise the crucial need for actions to protect child nutrition.

Andrew Jolly - International Social Work,

Much has been written about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in care homes in Europe and North America, with claims that the high mortality rate has been worsened by the policy decisions taken by governments. This essay argues that the concept of statutory neglect is a useful framework for understanding situations where neglect results from law or policy rather than the lack of action by an individual caregiver.

Shinwoo Choi, Soo-Jung Byoun, Eun Hee Kim - International Social Work,

This short essay presents unwed single mothers’ increased vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of childcare, financial crisis, and mental health.

World Health Organization (WHO),

This scientific brief examines the evidence to date on the risks of transmission of COVID-19 from an infected mother to her baby through breastfeeding as well as evidence on the risks to child health from not breastfeeding.