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Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020

The Global status report on preventing violence against children 2020 charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.

Basic Psychosocial Skills: A guide for COVID-19 Responders

Basic psychosocial support skills are at the core of any Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) intervention. Such skills are also indispensable for many others involved in the COVID-19 response, whether they identify as an MHPSS provider or not. Thus, thisguide is meant for all COVID-19...

Keeping Children Safe in Uganda COVID-19 Response

This briefing paper by the "Joining Forces" coalition of ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision details the increasing impacts of violence, GBV and MHPSS on children and issues messages to governments and donors on actions they...

Child and Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Violence and COVID-19 Key Considerations and Practical Guidance

This document provides key considerations and practical guidance for case management actors and coordination groups supporting child and adolescent survivors of sexual violence (child and adolescent survivors) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It builds on existing guidance developed by the...

Child Protection Workforce Strategy 2017-2020

The child protection workforce strategy aligns with the department’s Strategic plan 2017–2018 and People strategy 2020. It draws on a broad range of data and insight. The consultation approach and analysis of data has provided the evidence base for our strategic aim for the child protection...

COVID-19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in the Home

Some COVID-19 prevention measures have abruptly cut children off from positive and supportive relationships they rely on when in distress, including at school, in the extended family, and in the community. Children’s rights to safety and protection as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the...

Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response - Recommended Actions

This document is intended to provide guidance on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as messages targeting...

Caring for Volunteers - A Psychosocial Support Toolkit

The role of volunteers in emergencies is increasingly complex. In the emergency environment, staff and volunteers are exposed to trauma, loss and devastation, injury and even death. It is of course difficult to prepare for every type of event and to include every single volunteer. But it is...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations: Key actions for Caring for Volunteers in COVID-19

This guidance note is a quick reference tool for providing effective care and support to volunteers during the different phases of a COVID-19 response. To effectively care for and support volunteers involved in a COVID-19 response, robust volunteer care systems are needed to enhance their safety...

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