We know that the impacts of COVID-19 on children’s protection and wellbeing are numerous. Among them are disruptions to children's caregiving environment. COVID-19 has increased the risk of parent or caregiver separation and loss due to illness, death, and secondary impacts of the pandemic, such as economic stress, school closures, and increased violence. In many cases, disease mitigation strategies have also disrupted family - and institutional-based alternative care systems.
For its next Evidence Synthesis, the Alliance COVID-19 Team intends to highlight how organizations are responding to these new risks to strengthen the caregiving environment during the pandemic. Please send your case studies by September 24th.
Case studies could focus on organization's responses to caregiver illness, loss and separation and how they have strengthened family-based alternative care systems; adapted case management protocols; addressed violence in the family; and/or responded to deinstitutionalisation. Other ideas are welcomed, too.
Please share this Case Study Submission Form with your networks and colleagues, including regional offices!
- We will take case studies from any related topic at any time.
- The form is also attached in a fillable pdf format (in English, French, Spanish and Arabic).
- This should only take 5-10 minutes to fill out. We will reach out to you for more information, as helpful (you may also complete it anonymously).
- Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com and we can arrange a brief interview to record the case study.
Note: We are looking for programming examples, not individual stories of children. However, including children's voices is always welcome! If this is done please also include details about your ethical /consent process.
Why share case studies? This is a key opportunity to feature great work - whether it is successes, challenges or lessons learned, and to build inter-sectoral learning. Your examples will also support colleagues moving through COVID-19 phases at various paces, and inform practice for future crises/ pandemics. Case studies have been featured in evidence syntheses, webinars, online forums and collections.
We appreciate you sharing this to your networks and look forward to learning from the experiences of practitioners in various settings!
If you have any questions, please contact our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org