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PARENTING IN CRISIS:
Afghanistan

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Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP)|Afghanistan

Parents and caregivers are heroes: Protecting our children in a crisis

Parents and caregivers facing crises go to extraordinary lengths to protect their children. They show immense courage and dedication in providing love and care during emergencies and difficult situations. These short tips are designed to help families affected by the crisis in Afghanistan, and to be easy to read and use.

These tips have been co-developed by Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH), the University of Oxford, University College London, UNODC, Manchester University, World Health Organization, UNICEF, ECDAN, End Violence Against Children and with support and input from colleagues at UNHCR.

This initial set is for printing and distribution on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp. They are open source and available in an editable format using Adobe Acrobat. Organizations may add their logos, but should refrain from changing the core content as it is based on the best available evidence for supporting families. If any changes are made to content, please remove all partner logos. If you require assistance, please contact parenting@parentingforlifelonghealth.org.

This website will be updated as more resources become available.

Resources from Sesame Workshop for Afghan Children Affected by Crisis

Sesame Workshop has developed resources in Dari and Pashto for children and families affected by devastating earthquakes in Afghanistan. The table below provides links to resources with information on how each resource can be used and integrated into ongoing services for children and families impacted by the disaster.

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP)|Afghanistan

A Welcome from Sesame Street Friends​

Audio recording with tips for caregivers on how to maintain a sense of security and navigate new situations. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers.

Coping with Big Changes

Audio recording with simple strategies to help caregivers feel more secure and united in the midst of change. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers.

Learning New Things

Audio recording with tips for caregivers on how to promote early learning in the midst of change. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers.

Celebrating Who We Are

Audio recording offering tips for caregivers on how to help children celebrate who they are build self-confidence. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers.

Coping with the Trauma of Resettling

Audio recording with coping strategies and resilience-building techniques that can lessen the effects of trauma. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers

Belonging

Audio recording with tips for caregivers on how to help children feel more at home in a new (or “for-now”) community. These recordings can be shared as links via SMS or played in person with caregivers visiting centers

Video Playlist for Afghan Families affected by crisis

Playlist of video content for children on celebrating who they are, dealing with big feelings, and finding a sense of belonging. Also includes videos with tips for parents on self-care, child stress, and providing a circle of safety for children. These videos can be sent to caregivers via SMS or played live in centers using laptops, tablets, TV screens, or pico projectors.

Bulbul’s New Home

Storybook on adjusting to a new home. This book can be read online via phone or tablet, or printed and shared directly with families.

Circle of Good

Storybook on creating a circle of safe, caring adults around children in times of crisis. This book can be read online via phone or tablet, or printed and shared directly with families.

Kindness Saves the Day

Storybook about kindness. This book can be read online via phone or tablet, or printed and shared directly with families.

Where are the Stones

Storybook about building community. This book can be read online via phone or tablet, or printed and shared directly with families.