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Psychological Coping during a Disease Outbreak - For families, friends, colleagues of those in quarantine or self-isolation

The Hong Kong Red Cross developed messages of psychosocial support for families, friends and colleagues of those in quarantine or self-isolation. Available in additional languages on the IFRC website.

Remote Psychological First Aid during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Psychological first aid (PFA) is a method of helping people in distress so they feel calm and supported to cope better with their challenges. It is a way of assisting someone to manage their situation and make informed decisions. The basis of psychological first aid is caring about the person in...

Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Alliance produced this technical note on the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this brief is to support child protection practitioners to better respond to the child protection risks during a COVID-19 pandemic. Part 1 presents the potential child protection risks...

Briefing Note on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak: Version 1.1

This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It includes messages to frontline workers and supervisors for keeping all staff protected from chronic stress and poor mental health during...

COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies.

Save the Children COVID-19 Program Framework and Guidance

This resource provides guidance to Save the Children and its related programs on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 for vulnerable groups. It includes guidance on child protection, child participation, MHPSS, child safeguarding and integration of services.

Changing the Focus of Social Work Supervision: Effects on client satisfaction and generalised contentment

This study examines the efficacy of client-centred supervision for improving client satisfaction in a community mental health team. Using supervision to ask questions about client problems and staff interventions in the context of client outcomes appears to increase staff use of basic communication...

The Feasibility of Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress among Social Workers: A Conceptual Paper

The health and well-being of social workers are attracting attention from researchers, organisations and the profession itself. Mindfulness intervention studies across a multitude of groups have yielded positive effects, including the alleviation of mental health difficulties for numerous...

Child Neglect in Humanitarian Settings

The document highlights the importance of strengthening protective factors, including the provision of quality social services, to address child neglect.

Trauma Without Borders: The necessity for school-based interventions in treating unaccompanied refugee minors

This article explores migration trauma among Mexican and Central American unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) with the purpose of developing an understanding of migration as a tripartite process consisting of: pre-migration exposure to traumatic stressors, in-journey stressors, and post-migration...

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