Parenting In Crisis

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP)|Parenting in Crisis

GISP is bringing together different resources for supporting parents and caregivers of children in crisis settings from actors working across sectors and clusters.

If you have any additional evidence-based resources to share on parent and caregiver support in crisis settings, please contact us.

Specific Crises

Case Studies

General Resources

These resources were collected by ECDAN and partners following the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye. This list is not a complete mapping of all resources that are available. If you have any additional evidence-based resources to share on parent and caregiver support in crisis settings, please contact us.

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Caregiving in Adversity

This new framework aims to establish a clear and common understanding of caregiving in humanitarian crises and provide programmatic, advocacy, and research directions to improve caregiver and child well-being and ultimately increase the protection of children. It builds on the growing commitment and momentum of the humanitarian sector to promote positive parenting,and highlights caregiver support as a necessary corollary to child protection.
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Adolescent Mothers against All Odds (AMAL) Initiative

CARE’s Adolescent Mothers against All Odds (AMAL) Initiative seeks to address the needs of pregnant adolescents and first-time mothers in crisis-affected settings, while simultaneously addressing community consciousness and engagement around gender, power, and social norms. The AMAL initiative includes three main components (i.e., adolescent-centered components, community- centered components and provider-centered components). This toolkit provides program implementers with guidance, session-based curricula, complementary resources, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools for the aforementioned three components.

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Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Response

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
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Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Recovery

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
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Checklists for including children in humanitarian action – Preparedness

These checklists for including children with disabilities in preparedness, recovery and reconstruction, and response and early recovery can be used in presentations and trainings that support the use of the booklets, or while assessing humanitarian programmes.
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The Need to Provide Holistic Support to young Children in Acute Emergencies

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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Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Education

Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Education provides practical tips and offers entry points for making sure that education in emergencies takes children with disabilities into account.
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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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