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Moving Minds Alliance Young Children in Emergencies Resource Kit (Moving Minds Alliance) (English)

A set of briefing resources to learn why the first years of life matter so much, and how to integrate solutions into existing services for families affected by crisis.

AdvocacyGrey LiteratureHumanitarianGlobalEnglishEarly ChildhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsPublished articleSocial activistsTechnical guidance

ECD and Humanitarian Crisis resources (ECDAN) (English)

Various resources, guidance, articles and statistics addressing Early Childhood Development in times of crisis. The thematic page provides key information for those supporting children in humanitarian contextsor for those who want to.

Academic ArticleGrey LiteraturePublished book or selected chaptersHumanitarianGlobalEnglishEarly ChildhoodParents and caregiversAdvocacyEducatorsFront line workerNonprofit organizations (NGOs)Other individuals and institutionsPublished articleSocial activistsTechnical guidance

A Guide for Families Affected by Crisis and Displacement (Sesame Workshop)

Guide and resources for parents, caregivers and volunteers and activities for children during times of crisis and displacement. Guide includes strategies and language that can help families cope with the changes they are experiencing.

GuideHumanitarianGlobalEnglishParents and caregiversGroup sessionsIndividual sessions

A Guide for Families Affected by Crisis and Displacement (Sesame Workshop, Arabic)

Guide and resources for parents, caregivers and volunteers and activities for children during times of crisis and displacement. Guide includes strategies and language that can help families cope with the changes they are experiencing.

GuideHumanitarianGlobalArabicParents and caregiversGroup sessionsIndividual sessions

The Wellbeing Issue: Early Childhood Matters. What does wellbeing mean for parents and other caregivers?

Early Childhood Matters aims to elevate key issues, spread awareness of promising solutions to support holistic child development and explore the elements needed to take those solutions to scale. It is published annually by the Van Leer Foundation.

Grey LiteratureGeneralGlobalEnglishParents and caregiversPolicy / Advocacy

Childcare and working families: new opportunity or missing link? An evidence brief

Childcare is a key pillar of the Family-Friendly Policies initiative, which advocates for government and business support to families in providing nurturing care for young children. This brief argues for greater investment in affordable and quality childcare, highlighting its potential to secure a ‘triple dividend’ of young children’s positive development, women’s empowerment and economic growth.

Grey LiteratureFamily-friendly policiesGlobalEnglishParents and caregiversPolicy / Advocacy

Family-friendly policies for workers in the informal economy

"Family-friendly policies" is a term used to communicate a specific package of evidence-based policies that support child development, poverty reduction, economic empowerment, gender equality, child protection and improvements in health and education outcomes. They do not only benefit children but every member of a family, in full recognition that every human is a rights-holder –underscoring the idea that children’s rights cannot be protected and extended if their caregivers are left behind.

Grey LiteratureFamily-friendly policiesGlobalEnglishParents and caregiversPolicy / Advocacy

Advocacy toolkit: A guide to influencing decisions that improve children’s lives

The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help partners in the development and management of their advocacy work. Specifically it seeks to support the systematizing and coordinating of both internal and external advocacy expertise, along using innovative approaches to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights.

Toolkit/ManualAdvocacyGlobalEnglishAcross childhoodPolicy / Advocacy

Caring for the Caregiver

The carer is central to achieving nurturing care. Caring for the Caregiver (CFC) is a foundational training module that is designed to address caregiver needs, and to complement existing maternal and child health programmes including the UNICEF/WHO Care for Child Development (CCD) Package and the UNICEF Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Package.

Toolkit/ManualCaregiver supportGlobalEnglishParents and caregiversFront line worker

Supporting families for gender-transformative parenting: Challenging the gender norms and gender inequalities – creating a more equitable environment for all children to thrive

The resource package aims to empower frontline workers, and parenting programme developers and implementers to support parents in employing Gender-Transformative parenting approaches to achieve: Gender equity; Gender equality; Caring for the caregivers; and other.

Toolkit/ManualGenderGlobalEnglishAcross childhoodHybrid