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.


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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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Kelley Swain - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this piece for the Lancet, Kelley Swain reflects on the UNICEF video essay series, “Coping with COVID-19”, which invited 16 adolescent girls from nine countries to film their lives under lockdown—“unfiltered, unscripted, 100% real”.

A. Bérubé, M.-È. Clément, V. Lafantaisie, A. LeBlanc, M. Baron, G. Picher, J. Turgeon, M. Ruiz-Casares, C. Lacharité - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study is to examine parents’ reports on the response their children received to their needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Maya Lorch and Dunja Fuchs - Child & Youth Services ,

In this article, the authors describe the short and long term ramifications of the pandemic for children and youth living in their residential programs in Germany under the auspices of municipal child and youth services.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In this podcast episode, Pramila Manandhar, media officer for CWIN in Nepal, shares her experiences in supporting children living and working on the street during lockdown.

Amber Peterman and Megan O'Donnell - Center for Global Development,

The authors round up 28 new studies that have been released since their last summary of research studies on violence against women and children (VAW/C) across disciplines and methodologies that had been published since the start of the pandemic.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In this podcast episode, Sumnima Tuladhar, a founding member and executive director of CWIN child helpline in Nepal, discusses how calls to the helpline changed when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Nepal. They discuss the processes drawn up to allow the helpline team to continue supporting children in dangerous situations.

Mary Baginsky & Jill Manthorpe - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The study was designed to understand how children’s social care (CSC) made the transition from being an office-based agency to one where the majority of social workers were based at home and to understand how CSC perceived the impact on children and their families.

Gia E. Barboza, Lawrence B. Schiamberg, Layne Pachl - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to provide unique insights into the spatial and temporal distribution of child abuse and neglect (CAN) in relation to COVID-19 outcomes and identify areas where CAN has increased or decreased during the pandemic.

Najat Maalla M’jid - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,

This article outlines how the risk of children experiencing violence has increased and how the pandemic has weakened the capacity of child protection and mental health services to respond.

Better Care Network, Save the Children, The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF, and the Inter-agency Task Force,

This document provides practical guidance to actors in humanitarian and development contexts on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children who are either currently in alternative care or are going into an alternative care placement during the COVID-19 pandemic.