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Transforming Tomorrow: Innovative Solutions for Children in Crisis

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Sesame Workshop came together to launch Ahlan Simsim (‘Welcome Sesame’ in Arabic), a transformative initiative designed to deliver and scale up programs, services and resources in early childhood development (ECD) for families impacted by con昀氀ict, crisis, and displacement.

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The Need to Provide Holistic Support to young Children in Acute Emergencies #2

This brief is for ECD during acute emergencies. It highlights key recommendations for action, summarizes research and lessons learned from the field, and lifts the voices of those living and working on the frontlines of crises. It is meant to guide and influence advocacy and implementation.

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Mapping of Interventions to Support Parents/Caregivers in Humanitarian Contexts

This global, interagency mapping presents the types of psychosocial interventions being conducted, where they are implemented, by whom they are sponsored, and for whom they are designed.

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Compendium of Resources for Family and Caregiving Strengthening in Humanitarian Settings

This collection of interventions and tools is designed to offer family strengthening resources for supporting families in humanitarian settings. Resources range from programming interventions and campaigns to evaluation tools and evidence reviews and covers multiple sectors including child protection, gender-based violence, mental health and psychosocial support, education, and nutrition. The information provided here comes from a range of publicly available sources and is subject to change.

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Promoting caregivers’ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing and strengthen their capacity to support children

An activity to support caregivers and promote positive caregiving skills.

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A Brief Guide to Setting up Psychosocial Healing Spaces for Children and Families

This guide shares good practice principles when setting up psychosocial services in emergency settings. It is not a manual; rather it is a set of good practice principles to help inform planning and delivery.

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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Resources: Families and Youth

List of resources
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UNICEF ECD Handbook for Children in Emergencies

Training and curricular guidelines and instructions to support teaching by teachers, caregivers and instructors working in emergency contexts.
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Easy Tips for Parents of Young Children

Home-based learning infographics for parents and caregivers to support early learning.

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Early Childhood Care and Development in Emergencies – A Programme Guide

The guide assists with what to do for ECCD in emergencies. It includes supproting caregivers and communities.

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