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Psychosocial support

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...

Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

The Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children compiles 56 tools for the use of practitioners working with unaccompanied and separated children (UASC).

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...

Alternative Care in Emergencies Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to support frontline providers and program managers in decision-making for placement of care of children impacted by emergencies. It offers guidance on the types of services needed, child protection considerations, monitoring and reviewing care planning and reunification...

Guidelines for Virtual Monitoring of Children, their Families and Residential Care Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document offers guidance on adapting and/or developing services and programming to continue to best serve children and families throughout the rapidly changing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly on conducting virtual monitoring of children, families, alternative care placements and...

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.

Interim Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings

This Interim Guidance is intended for field coordinators, camp managers and public health personnel, as well as national and local governments and the wider humanitarian community working in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings, who are involved in the decision making and...

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.

Guidance Note: Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Children in particular are vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks for a variety of reasons.

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