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In this podcast episode, Dr Zeinab Hijazi, the mental health and psychosocial support expert from UNICEF talks to Hani Mansourian, the Alliance's Co-coordinator about the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently "began distributing a form in all three of its family detention centers that would allow parents to apply for their minor children to be released" to be placed with family members, sponsors the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to this article from NBC News.
This document provides a brief overview of Plan International's activities in Asia-Pacific in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This assessment sheds light on the new realities created by the COVID-19 virus and highlights how the situation of pandemic and quarantine is affecting vulnerable children, young people, and parents, including the feelings, experiences, or problems created.
This article from USA Today shares the story of a foster care group home in the US state of Michigan where nearly 40 youth living at the "residential facility that serves at-risk teen boys," along with nine staff members, all tested positive for Coronavirus, one boy dying of complications from COVID-19.
"US officials gave dozens of detained immigrant parents an ultimatum – allow your children to be released from detention without you or face indefinite detention together, according to legal representatives from the country’s three family detention centers," says this article from the Guardian.
This video from UNICEF Cambodia, in the Khmer language, explores children protection case management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of this study was to assess factors impacting child-welfare involvement and child abuse and neglect outcomes among prenatally substance-exposed infants.
Reunification of families after a large disaster can be a major concern if strategies to mitigate the issues have not been incorporated into local, regional, state, tribal, and federal planning for such an event.
The authors of this study analyzed data from a randomized clinical trial of the middle school version of the Keep Safe intervention - an intervention that targets delinquent peer affiliation - in a sample of girls in foster care. The researchers found that the middle school Keep Safe intervention shows promise as a preventative intervention for reducing affiliation with delinquent peers, which importantly is associated with adolescent delinquent behavior.