GCRF_NF39: COVID-19 Child Abuse Prevention Emergency Response

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Social Policy and Intervention

Abstract

The COVID-19 Parenting project will reach 57 million families in DAC countries during the COVID epidemic, with evidence-based resources to prevent violence against children and reduce parenting stress.

DAC countries are facing far-reaching COVID epidemics, with cyclical periods of lockdowns and school closures (Mahler, 2020). Parents and caregivers globally are caring for children under exceptionally stressful conditions. Even the most secure families are struggling to manage children within extended lockdowns. Shouting and physical violence are worsened by stress, poverty, alcohol use, confined and crowded conditions (Meinck, 2017), all heightened under COVID-19. UNICEF reports global escalation in child abuse, with severe health, social and economic impacts.

We will work with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence, UNODC, USAID, the US Centers for Disease Control and other NGOs including the Special Olympics, World Without Orphans and local DAC country community organisations to:

1. Adapt parenting programs with demonstrated effectiveness into scalable resources for DAC countries, using the best evidence. This will include text message-based systems and low-data ir or offline app support for families.
2. Deliver parenting support programs and resources to 57 million families in an initial 14 DAC countries, through partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs and faith-based organisations. Translate resources into relevant DAC country languages to facilitate uptake.
3. Evaluate mechanisms of delivery, costs and their impact on reduction in violence, parenting and stress through online pre-post repeated surveys and in-depth qualitative research with families in DAC settings.

We will achieve a rare outcome for research translation: direct delivery of support to 57 million families in DAC countries. It is exceptional value for money, with a cost to UKRI of less than one penny (£0.008) per DAC family receiving evidence-based violence prevention support during COVID-19.

Organisations

 
Title "Let's Slow Down" theme song 
Description "Let's Slow Down" theme song by Broadway producer Mary Mitchell Campbell. The lyrics capture what parents and caregivers may be feeling during this time of crisis, and aims to inspire them to use the parenting package to stay calm, mitigate stress, and maintain healthy environments for children - all set to an energising, uplifting tune. Includes online link to Instrumental karaoke, encouraging viewers to make and share their own cover versions: https://youtu.be/wul92VyMZKs Song: Let's Slow Down Credit: Artists Striving to End Poverty Songwriters: Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Crystal Monee Hall Sung by: Crystal Monee Hall Orchestrated by: August Eriksmoen 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Numerous professional artists and amateurs have made their own cover versions, creating and uploading videos to YouTube and other platforms. Available as a free for download ringtone via Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile network operator with an estimated 33.1 million subscribers. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D9FsCbRuQg28
 
Title COVID-19 Parenting Audio Pack and Public Service Announcements 
Description An audio pack with radio scripts and sketches that can be used by radio stations and by organisations working with those media outlets to disseminate the materials. Radio has a large listenership in many regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, providing a means to access families with low literacy levels and in the absence of internet. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/13pQx9yS7i3wzhRzhumqUzIPfCmGehxmR A repertoire of public service announcement messages, each with accompanying toolkit, for broadcast via mobile loudspeakers carried on vehicles, cycles, or any mode of transport. https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/resources/psas/PSA-English.pdf https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/resources/psas/How-to-PSA-English.pdf 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Some country-specific instances of utilisation and dissemination of the COVID-19 parenting messaging and materials through these audio modes include: Cameroon - In collaboration with the Society for the Promotion of Initiatives in Sustainable Development and Welfare (SOPISDEW) in Bamenda, jointly with Swiss NGO Foundation Hirondelle, our COVID-19 parenting radio scripts have been broadcast through 55 media houses across Cameroon. Daily announcements based on the resources are broadcast via CBS radio in Bamenda, with families given focused follow-up support. Jamaica - In collaboration with UNICEF Jamaica and the National Parenting Commission, the parenting tips were shared on national radio, including themed radio drama sketches. Lao PDR - UNICEF, government agencies, and NGOs in Lao PDR have reached an estimated 3.4 million people (roughly 50% of the nation's population), through combined mass media campaigns and targeted outreach to vulnerable families. The parenting tips were broadcast on 18 national TV and radio stations in Lao language, two ethnic minority languages (Hmong and Khmu) and sign language. At the same time, USBs with audio files were distributed to 5,800 villages using community loudspeakers. Malawi - Featured on Blantyre Synod Radio as a permanent guest, "Forgotten Voices" has been spreading the tips and parenting advice to over 8 million weekly listeners throughout Malawi. This approach has met a direct need in the community to challenge norms and strengthen families and will continue to impact families beyond the pandemic. The Philippines - Feature spots on community radio stations have shared the parenting tips through live demonstrations and on-air "Q&A" for parents and educators. Broadcasts make use of trained facilitators from the pre-pandemic in-person PLH programmes - targeting vulnerable families. South Africa - National radio broadcasts based on the resources have been shared in seven languages, reaching over 6.8 million people through 50 different community radio stations. Zimbabwe - 1 million people were reached with the parenting tips via national radio stations. 
 
Title COVID-19 Parenting Tips Guides for Caseworkers and Faith-Leaders 
Description User-friendly guides for caseworkers and early childhood development practitioners in the form of community worker templates giving a step-by-step progression through a structured sequence of remote support conversations with parents. These can be utilised in phone-based or online chat counselling, for parenting hotlines and online parenting support groups. https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/resources/caseworkers/caseworkers_English.pdf A Church Leaders' Pack, developed in collaboration with World Without Orphans, links the evidence-informed parenting tips to religious text from the Christian Bible and provides church leaders with scripts for radio broadcasts along with ideas for sermons, pastoral visits and social media. https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/resources/faithbased/church_leader_pack.pdf Muslim and other faith versions are in development. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The guides have been endorsed and advanced in a vast range and number of professional and faith forums respectively. These purpose-designed materials equip those who are at the "front lines" of community support with resources addressing pandemic parenting challenges within the established frameworks of their recognised expertise and leadership roles. In this way, these guides at once reinforce and are reinforced by the capacities of these key community actors. Some country-specific instances of utilisation of the COVID-19 parenting tips in casework programmes and faith contexts include: India - Viva Network developed an innovative, accessible phone call-based mentoring programme for at-risk families based on the caseworker guides and COVID-19 tip sheets. Extending beyond India, this programme is reaching more than 19,000 families in 16 countries and has been made available online for use by other organisations. Malaysia - Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development; the Malaysian Association of Social Workers; the University Putra Malaysia; Maestral International; and UNICEF adapted the resources for remote case management by social workers and social welfare practitioners to facilitate child protection in the COVID-19 context. Additionally, further collaboration by the University Putra Malaysia with the National Population and Family Planning Board, and the Malaysia Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) is producing a faith-based package for use by religious leaders to support families in the context of COVID-19. This reference guide will integrate COVID-19 Parenting resources with messages from the Quran, Hadith or sirah to be disseminated via parenting lectures, sermons, and courses in religious communities. Mosque leaders and committee members will participate in a training workshop on ways to implement the faith-based package within their communities Montenegro - UNICEF Montenegro integrated the resources into emergency parenting hotlines The Philippines - National government and UNICEF webinars have been held for 1500+ families, as well as specialist webinars for social welfare practitioners on online capacity building, parenting skills, sexual violence prevention, and stress reduction. Thailand - UNICEF and the Ministry of Public Health have utilised these materials in developing remote training protocols for the training of parenting programme facilitators working with at-risk households. Malawi - Chuch Leaders guide used in training pastors from 37 churches with family strengthening tools, reaching over 2000 households. 
URL https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/resources/caseworkers/caseworkers_English.pdf
 
Title COVID-19 Parenting Tips in Print, Comic Strips, Social Media formats 
Description 16 parenting tip sheets, featuring over 100 activities and prompts linked to our structured parenting modules across topics including relationship building, reinforcement of positive behaviour, learning through play, nonviolent behaviour management, consistent rules and routines, online child safety, talking about COVID-19, family budgeting, anger and stress management, and support for remote learning and education. Content is rooted in real-life day-to-day situations, with pragmatic suggestions that can be implemented without any preparation or supplementary knowledge. Parents can choose from active or calming activities and those that are audio, visual or sensorial, physical, verbal or tactile, suitable for all age groups and ability levels. Crucially, the activities do not require any particular equipment or additional resources, ensuring that they are achievable and appealing regardless of a family's material circumstances. Guidance materials feature upbeat, eye-catching visuals, in bright colours and without gender-, age-, or culture-specific identifiers to increase inclusivity, and there is content targeting families living with disabilities and in crowded conditions. Wording is positive and accessible, yet culturally adaptable, with short, rhythmic and memorable phrasing. Tip sheets are available in 114 languages and a range of print-friendly sizes, making them suitable for distribution through any route and for display at any communal, commercial, or public location. Over 20 illustrated stories from the Parenting for Lifelong Health programmes have been adapted into comic strips addressing COVID-19 parenting challenges, that are transportable across contexts and cultures. These have been further reshaped into playful and engaging animated short videos in multiple languages. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/10I_OK2sstCKXON9b-hbnf6ZobpUDtOut Social media messaging with accompanying toolkit in a #covid19parenting campaign, entirely based on the COVID-19 Parenting Tips, promoted in partnership with influencers from the sports and entertainment industries. https://www.covid19parenting.com/socialmedia# 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The tip sheets and allied COVID-19 parenting resources have reached a minimum estimate of 136.1 million people by 154 implementing partners in 187 countries. These materials have been taken up by 28 governments, and incorporated onto the websites of the WHO, UNICEF, UN Broadband Commission, and World Childhood Foundation, among others. Tip sheets have gone into food parcels in Sri Lanka, India, Cameroon, Montenegro, the Philippines, Paraguay, South Africa, and to refugee camps via UNODC. Kenya - Department of Children's Services are using the materials in developing the country's new national parenting guidelines. Zambia - Safe Motherhood Alliance distributes the tip sheets in kits dispensed to 100 new mothers every month. Namibia - The Office of the First Lady of Namibia has championed the materials, sharing them with frontline care workers and religious leaders. Ghana - education platforms supporting the national government during the pandemic are incorporating the materials into their online curriculum. South Africa - regional government offices are sharing the tip sheets with case workers and advice offices across the country. India - UNICEF India translated the tip sheets into 10 languages, which they used these for capacity building within government systems through online training sessions focused mainly on Early Childhood Development workers and caregivers. They then trans-created these tips, along with local additions, into a monthly calendar sharing "to do" activities with parents. These materials were further developed into short videos that have been used on the Saathealth app, with each tip sheet converted into two or three 90-second videos. The tips have been further shared in approximately 70,000 WhatsApp groups, readily reaching over a million parents. The government has also shared these tips on their websites, with further targeted promotion to parents in rural villages, involving their translation into a further 10 languages. ADAPT, a project focusing on adolescents, has used the tips (with local additions) to create short videos that encourage intergenerational dialogue. Multiple webinars have been offered for health care workers, who have requested the tip sheets to print and display in their offices and surgeries. The Philippines - tip sheets in 12 national languages were uploaded to a COVID-19 website and Facebook, with printed formats distributed to community services providers in Women and Child Protection Units nationwide. Booklets on the specific parenting "modules" have been printed and distributed to families without internet access. Thailand - the Ministry of Public Health distributes the tip sheets in Health Promotion Hospitals on a national level. Sudan - the tip sheets were distributed across major Coptic Christian churches, through schools and businesses such as the DAL group, via social media on Facebook and WhatsApp, and as posters throughout Khartoum, reaching an estimated 1.9 million families. Zimbabwe - Catholic Relief Services have shared the resources via MHealth and in-person consultation as part of a national HIV-prevention initiative. Others incorporating content of the tip sheets into their initiatives include a story-based educational game platform in Nigeria, a parenting support platform in Kenya, and a magazine for refugees distributed to all refugee camps in Rwanda. 
URL https://www.covid19parenting.com/assets/tip_sheets/en/merged_1.pdf
 
Title World Without Orphans promotion of Church Leaders Guide 
Description An animation to inform church leaders of the COVID-19 Parenting Church Leaders Guide and point them to accessing and utilising it. The animation has been created in such a way that as to encourage and enable re-recording of the voiceover and subtitles in any language. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Not yet known 
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing
 
Description The timing and intention of this grant award, as an urgent emergency response to the pandemic, made implementation the immediate and priority outcome. Achievement in this has greatly exceeded the initiating expectations in the following four key respects:

[1] POPULATIONS REACHED: Our COVID-19 parenting resources have reached over 210 million people by over 240 implementing partners in 198 countries and territories, including all DAC countries. Our materials have been taken up by 33 governments, and incorporated onto the websites of the WHO, UNICEF, UN Broadband Commission, and World Childhood Foundation, among others. Reach has included marginalised groups such as families living with disabilities and in refugee camps and similar fragile contexts.

[2] HUMAN/DIGITAL INTERVENTIONS ORIGINATED AND APPLIED: Existing methodologies have been adapted, and novel modes devised, to enable dissemination of and interaction with the parenting resources offline and online, through both parallel and integrated routes. A strategic tiered intensity approach has been articulated and applied, including: population-level messaging via social media, internet, and leaflet distribution; national and local audio-visual messages via radio, TV, YouTube, and community loudspeakers; parenting support hotlines and caseworker calls; online parent support groups, interactive chatbots, and apps; hybrid delivery combining in-person and remote engagement.

Three digital tools have been innovated: ParentText, an open-source, interactive, automated text messaging service for parents of children aged 0 to 17. ParentChat, a higher intensity online parenting support programme with content derived directly from PLH in-person programmes. ParentApp, for parenting of adolescents, with both online and offline modes to enable access in rural areas and other locales where there is no internet or affordable data. These digital tools carry in-built data collection and monitoring functionalities, enabling rapid processing and multi-factorial analysis of engagement and effectiveness.

[3] COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS REINFORCED AND EXTENDED: Active partnerships have been a key component to effective far-reaching spread of the resources. We have sought out and nurtured these networks and affiliations at global, country, and community levels. Our international agency partners include UNICEF, the WHO, USAID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Child Helpline International, UNODC, ECDAN, World Without Orphans, World Childhood Foundation, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and the Civil Society Forum to End Violence Against Children. Universities from multiple countries are actively engaged in development and research components, cross-cutting disciplines and academic career stages, and also providing oversight and infrastructure as partner institutions. UNICEF's Internet of Good Things (IOGT) provides access to online content and website without charge to the device user, disseminating our resources globally at no data cost.

There is also significant and expanding involvement from numerous smaller NGOs and community networks, a growing number assisted through our micro-grants programme.

[4] RESOURCES ADAPTED AND ACCEPTED ACROSS CONTEXTS: The suite of resources has achieved extraordinary uptake in part due to their deliberately exceptional "openness". Firstly, in being open source and designed with "re-design" in mind, enabling people to tailor to their own communities and settings. Secondly, in imagery and language which is non-gendered, all-abilities and above all, evoking positivity and playfulness, encouraging ready receptivity. This is reinforced through the repertoire of online/offline modes, enabling cross-generational accessibility and enhancing within- household communication. The capacity of the materials to be contextualised is most striking in the guides produced with and for faith leaders, where the reinforcement for a culture of positive parenting has flowed in two directions: sustained by held values whilst equally equipping community leaders to promote practices conducive to children's wellbeing.
Exploitation Route This funding has already directly impacted numerous government policies and agendas and third sector programme delivery, across the globe. Further funding has been achieved for regional and national scale parenting initiatives utilising, expanding and evaluating our human/digital interventions in South Africa, the Philippines and Malaysia. The activities undertaken within the scope of this Grant Award have demonstrated and often generated global realisation and recognition of the pivotal potential of parenting interventions in lifelong wellbeing, with strengthening of established and emergence of new global networks and collaborations.

With the leadership of our partners globally, we utilised quantitative and qualitative tools (including pre-post surveys, retrospective surveys, and in-depth qualitative interviews) to evaluate the impact of the parenting resources on outcomes of positive parenting, parenting stress, and physical and emotional abuse. Close to 600 surveys have been completed in India, Zambia, Malawi, North Macedonia, Nepal, and Cameroon and currently have ongoing data collection in other countries, including Paraguay, Ghana, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. National Impact Briefs can be found at https://www.covid19parenting.com/impactbriefs#

The intensive (separately funded) planning work undertaken to develop a Global Parenting Initiative has borne fruit and funding (primarily from Lego and Oak Foundations) is in place to sustain the work of the emergency COVID-19 parenting response and create the foundation for a structured programme of research excellence and sustained impact at scale.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Other

URL https://www.covid19parenting.com/impact
 
Description The work conducted under this grant has reached over 210 million people globally, including in all DAC countries, maximising the accessible dissemination of positive parenting resources at a speed and scale vastly exceeding our original expectations. In the immediacy and urgency of this emergency response period, we have built a solid foundation for lasting learning about the impact and engagement in these parenting resources that will extend far beyond the current COVID-19 context. Child wellbeing and harm prevention has gained amplified recognition as a core component in responding to acute public health emergencies, with application to emerging COVID-19-associated orphanhood and the crisis arising from the war in Ukraine. [A] CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: This grant has enabled us to adapt, diversify and greatly expand the established evidence-based Parenting for Lifelong Health materials to the novel conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic (and newly arising emergencies) and a truly global audience. The original 6 "Tip Sheets" have been expanded to 16, with added content covering higher vulnerability contexts such as crowded households, households living with disabilities, and parenting of new-born infants - and now further expanded to additional materials customised for the context of Ukraine's crisis. There has been substantial strengthening and integrating of child abuse prevention and response guidance, including online and offline risks, with steering and signposting to responsive services and support. Content has been configured into widely versatile formats encompassing all available printed, online, digital and hybrid modes. Our COVID-19 parenting resources now feature over 100 activities linked to our structured parenting modules across topics including relationship building, reinforcement of positive behaviour, learning through play, nonviolent behaviour management, consistent rules and routines, online child safety, talking about COVID-19, family budgeting, anger and stress management, and support for remote learning and education. Content is rooted in real-life day-to-day situations, with pragmatic suggestions that can be implemented without any preparation or supplementary knowledge. Parents can choose from active or calming activities and those that are audio, visual or sensorial, physical, verbal or tactile, suitable for all age groups and ability levels. Crucially, the activities do not require any particular equipment or additional resources, ensuring that they are achievable and appealing regardless of a family's material circumstances. Guidance materials feature upbeat, eye-catching visuals, in bright colours and without gender-, age-, or culture-specific identifiers to increase inclusivity. Wording is positive and accessible, yet culturally adaptable, with short, rhythmic and memorable phrasing. [B] GLOBAL SCALE-UP: Dissemination has been wide-ranging and far-reaching, employing every available method and mode for communication, such as community loudspeakers, bush radio and bicycle-carried signage among isolated rural populations alongside social media, text messaging and other digital tools. Focused attention has been given to marginalised groups, such as those living with disabilities and in fragile contexts - and most recently, in the midst of acute conflict. Further approaches have provided guidance to those in supportive and leadership roles, such as practitioners and professionals, case and community workers, educators, and faith representatives. Through these, the positive parenting topics and techniques have been incorporated into services provided via emergency phone lines, social workers, and faith and community leaders. Policymakers, industry leaders, and practitioners in child development and allied fields have been engaged through webinars, articles in professional journals, newsletters and blogs, encouraging professional associations and practitioner networks to adopt the messaging and materials in their own forums. The COVID-19 positive parenting messages have been articulated and promoted by government ministries, political leaders, and Heads of State. In all modes of messaging, attention is given to cultural sensitivity, situational context, and infrastructure capacity, using both technologies and human networks to expand reach whilst increasing accessibility. The adaptability of the content allows for innovation to prosper and to inform further adaptation and development. This speaks to the importance of balancing commitment to evidence-based principles while allowing for adaptation to context, equity in capacity-building, and respectful acknowledgement of beneficiaries' expertise. This rapid and remarkable global scale-up has been facilitated by practical realisation of our six foundational commitments: 1. Evidence of impact based on rigorous evaluation methods; 2. Scalable and low-cost to meet population-level demand; 3. Open source and non-commercial content to allow for free adoption by implementing agencies; 4. Adaptive and locally relevant for different cultures and contexts; 5. Positive, playful and empathetic for children and their parents and caregivers; 6. Policy partnerships to engage government agencies for sustainable delivery [C] MONITORING AND EVALUATION: Evidence of effectiveness and learning about mechanisms of delivery of the COVID-19 parenting resources utilise the "RE-AIM" framework (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance). In terms of Reach, we have been tracking the total number of beneficiaries who have received the COVID-19 parenting resources using social media metrics, Google analytics, reports from implementing agencies, surveys with organisations, and direct distribution. Effectiveness has been monitored using pre-post surveys, retrospective surveys, and in-depth qualitative interviews with parents to begin to understand the impact of the resources. Adoption has been based on the different types of agencies who are engaging with the resources and any barriers to take up, while Implementation concentrates on the mechanisms for dissemination and local adaptation of the resources. Finally, Maintenance will focus on the long-term engagement and relevance of the resources, after COVID-19 has passed. From the start, we have been acutely aware that while the need for immediate action persists, it is equally vital to assess and test for maximising effectiveness, targeting intensity to those most vulnerable, deepening expertise. The experience of this grant period has prompted research questions pertinent well beyond the pandemic: Sensing that there is limited effectiveness to "light touch" interventions, should we concentrate on maximising reach or impact? How to identify where our resources are most needed and valuable, in the midst of a pandemic which is global, and surging and receding in unpredictable waves? How to accommodate the missing data and lack of controls which are entailed in modes actively encouraging of accessibility and dispersed community empowerment, avoiding the barriers which rigorous selection can erect? The activities and analysis of our work continues to grapple with these questions of methodology and equity. [D] IMPACT RECOGNITION: The COVID-19 parenting emergency response materials and methods have been endorsed and advanced at cross-national level. The resources are included in the flagship WHO Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020 and were discussed during the technical launch, with Professor Lucie Cluver contributing as an invited keynote speaker. These resources were further featured as part of the Iberoamerican Seminar for Prevention, Detection and Intervention in Cases of Sexual Violence in Children and Adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The project has also been showcased as a key component of the UK Research and Innovation COVID response. The work of this project has most recently been incorporated into CDC initiatives and policy influence at the highest government levels on COVID-19-associated orphanhood.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description J. Hutchings: Parenting for Lifelong Health: Guidelines for working remotely with parents and leaders with the PLH programmes for parents of young children and parents and teens programmes
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Parenting Tips Church Leaders Guide
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This Guide and accompanying training has been catalysing culture change in churches in countries where previously church leaders talking about how to parent was a 'taboo'. It is equipping church leaders with the tools to support positive parenting. The incorporation of positive parenting messages within a framework of biblical teachings increases accessibility and acceptability of the guidance.
URL https://jliflc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID_19_Parenting_Church_Leader_Pack_2020_09_03.pdf
 
Description COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response: Malaysia and Philippines
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Organisation Generali Group 
Department The Human Safety Net
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Italy
Start 12/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description COVID-19 Playful Parenting: South Africa
Amount $711,317 (USD)
Organisation The Lego Group 
Department Lego Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 02/2021 
End 08/2021
 
Description ERC Proof of Concept Call 1 - ERC-2022-POC1
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Funding ID PROTECT: Parenting Response with Open-source Technology to End COVID-related Trauma - Proposal number 101067451 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description Global Parenting Initiative
Amount $16,550,056 (USD)
Organisation The Lego Group 
Department Lego Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2027
 
Description Global Parenting Initiative Planning Grant
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Organisation Tides Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2021
 
Description Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children - COVID-19 Playful Parenting activities by Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Amount $19,987 (USD)
Organisation End Violence Against Children 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Description John Fell Fund: COVID-19 Child Research Unit (CCRU)    
Amount £106,494 (GBP)
Funding ID COVID-19 Child Research Unit (CCRU) Reference: 0010737 
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 05/2023
 
Description LEGO Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant - COVID-19 PLAYFUL PARENTING RESPONSE, University of Oxford
Amount $274,732 (USD)
Organisation The Lego Group 
Department Lego Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 04/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Description Oak Foundation: Global Parenting Initiative
Amount £3,749,995 (GBP)
Funding ID Global Parenting Initiative - Grant Number: OFIL-21-212 
Organisation Oak Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2026
 
Description Tides Foundation - TF2006-092313 - COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response, University of Oxford
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Funding ID TF2006-092313 
Organisation Tides Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description UK Research and Innovation ESRC Impact Award 2021
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title Adolescent Parent Questionnaire (Follow-up) 
Description Due to COVID-19, the research team has adapted the scales and measures in the adolescent health & well-being questionnaire and the adolescent parent questionnaire for remote data collection. Firstly, an extensive literature review was conducted in order to understand key considerations and adaptations required for administering such surveys telephonically. The review explored alternative modes for administering the follow-up survey tool, the recommended duration and respective impacts on response rates. This work found that despite the lack of literature (in South Africa with young people) remote survey methodologies are both feasible and acceptable. The research team explored mixing the survey modes to leverage the strengths of each mode, and the use of modular designs. This offered a new opportunity to implement a hybrid model involving: SMS, Computer Assisted Technology Interview and remote Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing with higher frequency data collection. Importantly, the team also wanted to ensure that following up with the cohort through telephonic interviews would not lead to a significant non response and attrition bias due to mobile phone access issues and reachability of participants. To confirm whether remote interviewing would lead to significant sampling biases the fieldwork team conducted "check-in calls" with the existing cohort of adolescent mothers to learn about: access to devices among the cohort, access to mobile data, participants frequency of interaction with the research team and contact preferences. By the end of 2020, the fieldwork team had successfully reached a representative sub-sample of the cohort and learned about when and how often participants would prefer to be contact for telephone interviews and that majority of participant have access to their own smartphone. Following this, the research team reviewed items and scales in the questionnaire to reduce length of the interview while ensuring that key outcomes of interest were maintained for repeated measures. In addition to reducing the numbers items in scales and measures, the survey was split into two parts in order to be administered over two telephone interviews. Pilot testing of this adapted follow-up tool concluded in 2020 and follow-up data collection is underway involving the full baseline cohort. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact During baseline data collection, the fieldwork team have conducted 1046 adolescent-parent self-report surveys with adolescent mothers aged 10-19 who have at least one child. Follow-up data collection is underway to trace the full cohort of adolescent mother-child dyads and administer repeat measures of key outcomes. 
 
Title Data Collection Surveys 
Description We have developed online data collection tools including Baseline, Demographic, Weekly Facilitator and Fortnightly Parent questionnaires using Online Data Kit (ODK) which collect outcome, fidelity and cost data. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The ePLH team has developed online data collection tools including Baseline, Demographic, Weekly Facilitator and Fortnightly Parent questionnaires. These include innovative methods for assessing engagement with an online adaptation of a parenting intervention (ParentChat). These data collection tools take an estimated 5-10 minutes to complete depending on the survey. These self-report measures collect outcome data, measures of implementation fidelity, engagement and costs, in the form of time and resources. These surveys will allow ongoing feedback on the delivery of a novel intervention, and allow for a greater understanding of its feasibility and impact. Due to the simplicity of distributing online surveys via a secure weblink, the tools can be distributed to a large number of service users allowing for a greater scope of data collection. Feedback from these surveys will inform programme refinement and adaptation, particularly as it relates to engagement with the programme. 
 
Title Pre-post and retrospective surveys 
Description We developed pre-post surveys to evaluate the impact of the parenting resources on outcomes of positive parenting, parenting stress, physical and emotional abuse. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact These research tool are short survey that takes only two minutes to complete which allows for data collection at scale. We completed close to 600 surveys in India, Zambia, Malawi, North Macedonia, Nepal and Cameroon and currently have ongoing data collection in other countries including Paraguay, Ghana, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The tools allows us to better understand the impact that the parenting tips are having on child maltreatment, positive parenting, parenting stress, and parental efficacy. Through data collection and analysis, we learned that the parenting tips are having a positive impact on families during this challenging time. For example, our partners from the Gabriel Project in Mumbai completed 171 surveys and we learned the following about impact: 75% of parents reported more engagement and play; 89% reported more confidence in having positive relationships with their children and 75% reported more capacity to cope with parenting stress. These research tools are notable as they allow a depth of understanding about impact of the intervention and allow for easy customisation to take into account contextual factors of the countries conducting data collection. At the same time, the tools only require 2-3 minutes to collect invaluable information thus maintaining a logistical simplicity that allows for rapid scale up data collection. 
 
Title Qualitative research tools / methodology 
Description A qualitative survey tool was designed as part of a mixed method (qualitative / quantitate) approach to exploring the effectiveness of the parenting tips. Qualitative insights into the COVID-19 parenting tips were explored retrospectively through adding open-ended questions to the pre-post and retrospective surveys (described in this section) as well as through conducting in-depth interviews with parents, adolescents, and implementers. The qualitative tool and methodology aimed to provide in-depth qualitative insight into the parenting challenges and the utility of the COVID-19 parenting resources. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The qualitative methodology collected open-ended responses surveys with 495 participants and in-depth interviews with parents and children (n=22) from 14 countries. Data were gathered on parenting challenges during COVID-19 and the utility of the COVID-19 parenting resources. In-depth, semi-structured interviews explored the same concepts and elaborating on challenges, utility, and recommendations for the future. Data were translated to English and coded in a hierarchy from basic, organising and global theme generation. Through this methodology, we learned that the parenting resources equipped parents with information and practices transforming everyday lives, interactions and the challenges from the parenting pressures. Results indicate that the tips provided prompts and permissions related to children's behaviour, enabled communication and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour and navigate discipline challenges. Furthermore, findings suggest that rapid provision of parenting resources at scale is feasible and of use and opens up a pathway for providing evidence-based interventions under COVID-19 constraints. The tool also allowed us to learn about the challenges for adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. This methodology have notable impacts as results will be used to refine and further inform future interventions that seek to support caregivers to provide positive parenting, and to manage their own and the children's stress. This research contributes to this evidence base to ensure that appropriate, accessible and relevant interventions are developed and disseminated with the view to supporting families to lead full and healthy lives. 
 
Title Dataset of global reach figures of parenting resources 
Description The COVID-19 Parenting resources have now reached over 139 million people thanks to our supportive Partners and dissemination teams. In order to document this success, and to further explore the impact that these resources are having on communities globally, we built a meticulous dataset of all reach data that we are aware of globally. This dataset includes all data about reach and mode of dissemination recorded into data tracking sheet alongside information about the implementing agency. To provide background on this, partners and implementing agencies are disseminating parenting resources through networks of partner agencies. A global dissemination team responsible for facilitating dissemination of these resources record each partners' contact and information, such as mode of dissemination, in a contact list. All implementing agencies within the contact list as well as others identified by the dissemination team and through referrals by partners, were contacted to participate in a short survey which asks questions about the resources' reach and mode of dissemination. Beyond this, data on the number of beneficiaries who receive the COVID-19 parenting resources were collected through short surveys, social media metrics, Google analytics, reports from implementing agencies, direct distribution, as well as through tracking informal data sources such as correspondence with research partners and implementing agencies. Further to this, partners that disseminate parenting resources were identified through monitoring of internet activities. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have built a comprehensive dataset of all implementing partners that are disseminating the parenting resources globally. During the analysis of the reach figures, we will explore which dissemination methods were most frequently used out of the following: website visits / downloads, emails, social media, text messages, print media, radio, public service announcements, video, webinar or 'other' (open ended question). Where possible, we will disaggregate this reach data further. For example, social media platforms will be synthesised to present which platforms were most used (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin), as well as engagement levels (e.g., likes, comments and shares). Reach will also be summarised by implementing organisation and/or geography, showing absolute reach across context as well as reach disaggregated by delivery method. This database and analysis will therefore provide us with invaluable information on the scale at which the resources reached the target population as well as information on which dissemination method are most useful across geographies and context. Study findings will be used to refine and further inform future interventions that seek to support caregivers to provide positive parenting, and to manage their own and the children's stress. This database therefore contributes to this evidence base to ensure that appropriate, accessible and relevant interventions are developed and disseminated with the view to supporting families to lead full and healthy lives. 
 
Description Alicedale CARE (Community Attempt Reaching Empowerment) 
Organisation Alicedale Community Attempt Reaching Empowerment (CARE)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Distributed these resources at SASSA Paypoints
Impact 1886 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Alliance for a Uganda without Orphans 
Organisation Alliance for a Uganda Without Orphans (AUWO)
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 2,001,300 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Angaza Charity Organization 
Organisation Angaza Charity Organization
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 2760 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Association for the Protection of Women's and Children's Rights (APWCR) 
Organisation Association for the Protection of Women's and Children's Rights (APWCR)
Department Association for the Protection of Women's and Children's Rights, Cameroon
Country Cameroon 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 1007 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Bay Primary School 
Organisation Bay Primary School
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources in rhe form of printed tip sheets and posters.
Collaborator Contribution The visual aids were posted on our school's Classroom Dojo. This is a platform of communication for learners and parents.
Impact 250 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Catholic Health Commission, Lilongwe Diocese 
Organisation Archdiocese of Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission (LLCHC)
Country Malawi 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 9,000 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Catholic Relief Services (CRS) local implementing partners 
Organisation Catholic Relief Services
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Onwards distribution of our resources, including via social media messaging on m-health platform
Impact 56,594 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Catholic Relief Services - Cameroon 
Organisation Catholic Relief Services
Department Catholic Relief Services, Cameroon
Country Cameroon 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources - implementing partners received the materials via email and shared with their caseworkers during weekly meetings and disseminated to families. As a result, positive parenting services were delivered to 8,538 for children and 4,474 for adolescents between April-June.
Impact 13,156 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Catholic Relief Services - South Africa 
Organisation Catholic Relief Services
Department Catholic Relief Services, South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources - shared parenting tips through bulk text messages that were followed up by phone call and radio and TV programmes as part of our child protection services during COVID 19. Reach of phone call / radio/tv unknown.
Impact 27,635 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Catholic Relief Services - Zimbabwe 
Organisation Catholic Relief Services
Department Catholic Relief Services, Zimbawe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 1,065,600 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Centre for Community Justice and Development 
Organisation Centre for Community Justice and Development
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution They work with 29 community advice offices in KwaZulu-Natal, providing legal and technical support to communities. These offices are located in police stations and magistrates' courts, and are visited by more 1,000 people per month. The organisation will share the materials with staff members (roughly 50 people).
Impact 1050 households reached with child violence prevention resources, and 50 staff trained for continuing and expanding use and dissemination.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Child Development Training and Research Center 
Organisation Child Development Training and Research Center (CDTRC)
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared via telegram - to a group composed of parents from my Church with 100 members.
Impact 100 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Child Welfare South Africa 
Organisation Child Welfare South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution During the annual 16 days of Activism, Child Welfare asked for financial assistance to print 2,100 tipsheets in Afrikaans, English and isiZulu, to share with communities during community outreach.
Impact 2100 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Childline South Africa 
Organisation Childline South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided our COVID-19 parenting resources, including specialist guidance for caseworkers
Collaborator Contribution Utilised our resources in their service delivery and training of their staff
Impact 9807 families reached with child violence prevention advice and assistance
Start Year 2020
 
Description Christelike Maatskaplike Raad 
Organisation Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution The materials were used to train 18 staff members of their Hendrina chapter in Mpumalanga. These staff members work with children in CMR's community-based care programmes. The CMR's Eastern Cape branch has additionally shared the resources with five of their branches. All branches serve roughly 8,000 members overall through their developmental and families programmes.
Impact 8,000 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Church Alliance for Social Transformation (C.A.S.T) 
Organisation Church Alliance for Social Transformation (CAST)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources - work in Education and Child Development, Relief Services, Local Economic Development and Sport and Youth Development. The organisation engages with over 5 000 people on a monthly basis, from different communities in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng. These includes children, teenagers and adults. They have shared materials with all 12 branches in both provinces.
Impact 5,000 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation Alternativa Institut za brak,semejstvo i sistemska praksa
Country Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation Ateneo de Manila University
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Department Parenting for Lifelong Health Implementing Partners
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation Health For Youth Association
Country Moldova, Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation Putra Malaysia University
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation UNICEF
Department UNICEF Montenegro
Country Montenegro 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on ParentChat Programme Development 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team coordinated and led the development of the ParentChat programme through development of the programme manual and coordinator of partner meetings. Dr Jamie Lachman (Lead-PI) developed the programme manual in collaboration with partners in Ateneo de Manila University and Alternativa. Stephanie Eagling-Peche (Research Manager) developed all data collection tools for the study and coordinated the fortnightly meetings during which partners provided their feedback and comments.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributed to the adaptation of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme for online delivery in the form of facilitated social media messaging. Partners participated in fortnightly meetings during which aspects of programme content, delivery and outcome measurement are discussed. In addition, partners in Ateneo de Manila University, and Alternativa directly contributed to programme content.
Impact Programme Manual Research Coordinator Guide Data Collection Tools (including questionnaires developed using Online Data Kit)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on content development with Clowns Without Borders South Africa 
Organisation Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Project conceptualisation, management, and evidence-based parameters for materials produced.
Collaborator Contribution Creative content through scripting, performance and production, using specialist clowning methods and play/education input.
Impact Over 100 parent-child interaction activities have been created, across a greatly expanded repertoire of formats and media, all adapted to COVID-19 challenges and conditions.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on sexual abuse prevention with Together for Girls 
Organisation Together for Girls
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assessment of evidence base and adaptation and incorporation into parenting resources.
Collaborator Contribution Data, specialist knowledge and expertise in child sexual abuse prevalence and prevention within DAC countries.
Impact Evidence reviews undertaken to update and strengthen the sexual violence prevention and response components of the parenting resources. This includes focused resources on safety from online sexual exploitation in the print, online and RapidPro text system; inclusion of support for parents on how to respond to child/adolescent disclosure of sexual abuse; support for parents in teaching 'good touch/bad touch' for younger children in the print, online and RapidPro system; and working at national level to include links to child helplines.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Community Advice Offices South Africa (COASA) 
Organisation Community Advice Offices South Africa (COASA)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 3,000 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Community Advice and Law Centre, South Africa 
Organisation Community Advice and Law Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting tip sheets and other resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared our resources with 750 schools
Impact 76,000 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Forgotten Voices International 
Organisation Forgotten Voices International
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources - advocating for family strengthening during the pandemic by using tools that will sustain a rhythm of good parenting, thereby propagating a ripple effect as we are intentionally empowering churches to sustain the impact in their respective communities.
Impact 8,042,714 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Forgotten Voices International - Zambia 
Organisation Forgotten Voices International
Department Forgotten Voices international, Zambia
Country Zambia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 11,274 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Agency for Research and Development Initiative
Country South Sudan 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Alternativa Institut za brak,semejstvo i sistemska praksa
Country Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Ateneo de Manila University
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation Health For Youth Association
Country Moldova, Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation IDEMS International Community Interest Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description GCRF-Newton Fund COVID-19 Parenting Emergency Response Partners and Sub-Partners 
Organisation World Without Orphans
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The PIs identified and brought together institutions and organisations capable of contributing essential expertise to the global dissemination and evaluation of COVID-19 parenting resources. Partner-specific deliverables were established for immediate action. We have convened a monthly meeting of Partners and Sub-Partners addressing common governance matters (e.g., ethics, data management); sharing emerging evidence and examples of effective methods, tools, practices; exchanging contextual and cultural learnings. Our Project Manager administrated the inter-institution formal agreements and budget oversight.
Collaborator Contribution (UKZN) Technical support to improve the cost predictions and analysis of proposed interventions. Additional analysis of household determinants of child wellbeing to inform intervention refinement. (Bangor University) Development of guidelines for remote programme delivery. (World Without Orphans) Translation and dissemination of the Parenting Tips: Church Leaders Guide with associated intensive facilitators/mentors training, embedding in established programmes, production of videos and webinars, pilot studies and onwards development. Countries reached: Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Paraguay, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Albania, Romania, Moldova. (UCL) Qualitative evaluation of the Covid-19 parenting tips via remote (Zoom) platform including engaging partner organizations, initiating participant recruitment, in-depth interviews conducted and generation of interview transcripts. Nvivo 12 software and other Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) were used for results analyses, as well as drafting and producing the final report for the qualitative study. adaptive testing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Impact Guidelines produced for remote programme delivery: Many partner agencies are in DAC countries. Since the result of COVID-19 is that many of our partner agencies are by necessity now delivering remotely these Guidelines are proving to be an invaluable resource. Furthermore to ensure broad programme roll out across rural areas it is likely that remote programme delivery will be a useful resource even after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. This work has already fed into a large H2020 project involving three LMICs in Eastern Europe. Benefits of the provision of resources for remote delivery include: • Less environmental impact than from physical groups • Less travelling and associated costs for participants and leaders • Convenience for participants so potentially greater accessibility • Possibility of greater partner involvement • If the programme is used/delivered on a 1:1 basis it enables flexible re scheduling of time to suit individual parents Dissemination of Church Leaders' Guide: Animation produced for adaptation by church leaders globally https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GIAYlWUzDhAFWd3DXH8lpRsabHOUN5B2/view?usp=sharing Qualitative interviewing in Paraguay, South Africa, Israel, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Macedonia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan: Study findings highlight the emerging global themes related to complex parenting challenges, and the utility of the parenting tips materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific stressors that were widely described by participants included emotional stress, balancing work with parenting, assisting children with schooling from home, keeping children occupied , providing for families, low levels and/or lack of social support, and restrictions on outdoor activities/movement. Additionally, some challenges experienced by adolescent participants revolved around being unable to do what they usually do, including attending school, socializing with their friends and boredom. The parenting tips equipped parents with information and practices which transformed their everyday lives, interactions with their children and the challenges from the parenting pressures. They provided prompts and permissions, enabled communications and offered ways to reduce stress, monitor behaviour, enhance communication and navigate discipline. Participants described the impact of using the parenting tips has had on their families in the course of the current study. Key outcomes included impacting parental behaviour and techniques as well as reduction in harsh disciplinary forms used on children, potentially preventing child abuse during the pandemic. The findings also show the timeliness of the resources as well as the clarity and ease of use were seen as advantages by users. Future direction and possible hurdles related to adaptations needed according to recipient, child age, local context, culture and new challenges. Disciplines involved include: Economics (cost analysis), Clinical and Health Psychology,
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government of Kenya 
Organisation Government of Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources - Unicef working with Government
Impact No direct outputs / outcomes yet reported
Start Year 2021
 
Description Government of Lesotho 
Organisation Government of Lesotho
Country Lesotho 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact While there has been no direct reporting from government partners, we are aware that they have disseminated the resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Government of Somalia 
Organisation Government of Somalia
Country Somalia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact No direct contact from government partners, but we are aware that they have disseminated the resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Government of Uganda 
Organisation Government of Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact Makerere University is part of national government and led the distribution of resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Harvest Bible Fellowship Rwanda-Mahoko 
Organisation Harvest Bible Fellowship Rwanda
Country Rwanda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources with 20 people leading one-to-one meetings.
Impact 440 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Icora FM 
Organisation Icora FM
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, particularly specialist media pack
Collaborator Contribution Indonsakusa Community Radio commonly known as ICORA FM is a community radio based at Empangeni the Northern part of Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is registered as a non-profit company. Its structure has 7 board members, management that consists of the Station Manager, Marketing Manager, Human Resource & Admin Manager and Production/ Programs Manager. The idea of forming this radio station was born out of the conviction that the station would stimulate and guide the communities to action, under the motto: "The Voice of the Voiceless". Programs that are being broadcast cover topics including teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, child abuse, drug addictions, youth and social development issues, to name a few. Our Mission Statement: To provide adequate and accurate, apolitical, unbiased information in a transparent manner, which empowers our community and create awareness keeping up with times. Numerous broadcasts including and featuring our resources
Impact Audience of 40,427 listeners reached with child abuse prevention information and resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Clowns Without Borders South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Early Childhood Development Action Network
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation End Violence Against Children
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation End Violence Against Children
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation IDEMS International Community Interest Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Maestral International
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Pan American Health Organization
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation Together for Girls
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation UNICEF
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation United States Agency for International Development
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation World Childhood Foundation
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Interagency Group 
Organisation World Without Orphans
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our lead PIs identified Interagency Group members and convened meetings, webinars and focus-topic working sessions. Continued engagement was maintained through circulation of monthly newsletters and other updates. Dialogue was expanded through linking Interagency Group members and their onwards contacts with our Global Dissemination and Monitoring & Evaluation teams. This Group is continuing post-award, in the ongoing effort to maintain children and families in the forefront of global agenda-setting.
Collaborator Contribution Senior leadership contributed strategic guidance and networking access to regional and localised programmatic stakeholders. Staff time and expertise provided content development, translation and adaptation of materials; support with regional dissemination, evaluation and advocacy spheres; specialist knowledge on high fragility contexts (such as refugee populations) and faith-based engagement. Technical support included provision and guidance on access via the Internet of Good Things, as well as server space, website management, printing.
Impact Ongoing engagement and wider strategic networking.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Jairos Jiri Association 
Organisation Jairos Jiri Association
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources, including disability-specific materials, in their work enhancing the lives of Zimbabweans with disabilities.
Impact 3,000 households living with disability reached with child abuse prevention resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Jelly Beanz 
Organisation Jelly Beanz
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, including specialist guidance for caseworkers
Collaborator Contribution Utilised our materials in their therapeutic and other support work with children who have experienced abuse and trauma and their parents/ carers
Impact Reached 5600 families with experience of child abuse with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kgatelopele Social Development Programme 
Organisation Kgatelopele Social Development Forum (KSDF)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and shared our resources with local households
Impact 2980 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kids Haven 
Organisation Kids Haven
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources including specialist caseworker guidance materials.
Collaborator Contribution Kids Haven look after 150 vulnerable children, providing shelter, protection, education, training and therapy. The organisation is using the materials to train their staff of 20 child care workers, who will also be sharing the materials with their own networks.
Impact 150 vulnerable households reached with child violence prevention resources, and 20 staff trained to disseminate these materials and information throughout their wide networks.
Start Year 2021
 
Description KwaZulu Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) 
Organisation KwaZulu Natal Christian Council (KZNCC)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources. A church leaders group consisting of 50 leaders, and an interface council with 12 different religions meets every Monday. They shared the resources with the group and council. The council works with eight theological training institutions in KwaZulu-Natal, with an average of 30 graduates per institution. The materials were shared with the graduates to use when they start practising. They also have five regional ecumenical organisations who conduct awareness campaigns in different communities about Gender Based issues with community members.
Impact 290 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Learn to Play Botswana 
Organisation Learn to Play
Country Botswana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution COVID-19 parenting resources provided
Collaborator Contribution Mobile mentoring is a programme we established during lockdown where we called each family every week to see how they are doing, give them weekly play ideas, send play packs home to their children and talked them through the poster info on each poster we created with yourselved - we also sent it on whatsapp to families in need
Impact 3489 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Learn to Play Botswana 
Organisation Learn to Play
Country Botswana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution COVID-19 parenting resources provided
Collaborator Contribution Mobile mentoring is a programme we established during lockdown where we called each family every week to see how they are doing, give them weekly play ideas, send play packs home to their children and talked them through the poster info on each poster we created with yourselved - we also sent it on whatsapp to families in need
Impact 3489 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Lifeline/Childline Namibia 
Organisation LifeLine/ChildLine
Country Namibia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, with accompanying guidance materials for caseworkers
Collaborator Contribution Utilised our resources on their helpline calls
Impact 2014 callers to helpline received COVID-19 specific child abuse prevention informed guidance
Start Year 2020
 
Description MOSAIC 
Organisation Mosaic
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared our resources with 45 staff members
Impact 45 staff members trained to apply our child violence prevention resources within their therapeutic work with girls and women survivors of domestic violence.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Makerere University Child Health and Development Centre 
Organisation Makerere University
Department Child Health and Development Centre
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources
Impact 581,600 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited 
Organisation Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution A financial services group, Momentum Metropolitan shared the materials with staff of more than 50 members.
Impact 50 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Mother Francisca Mission 
Organisation Mother Francisca Mission Hospital
Country Kenya 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources, reaching participants through positive parenting sessions and home visits.
Impact 594 families reached with child abuse prevention resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description National Institute for Medical Research Tanzania 
Organisation National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work and networks
Impact 30 members of staff disseminated child abuse prevention resources to unknown number of families within their professional networks and communities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Parent and Educational Training 
Organisation Parent and Educational Training (PTY) Ltd
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and distributed these resources to participants on their parenting programmes.
Impact 3500 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Reabetswe Support Group 
Organisation Reabetswe Support Group
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provide COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared with staff and children in a school, sent materials home with students.
Impact 71,218 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Refugee camps in Rwanda 
Organisation Proof Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided our COVID-19 parenting tip sheets and other materials
Collaborator Contribution Shared the tips and further resources in a print magazine distributed to six refugee camps every three months
Impact Child violence prevention information and materials reached over 170,000 refugees
Start Year 2021
 
Description SOPISDEW 
Organisation SOPISDEW
Country Cameroon 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources through a Church seminar on fathers' involvement, and a helpline for parents who need support, and reaching families through door-to door visits.
Impact 53,240 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Safaricom 
Organisation Safaricom PLC
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, especially specialist media-pack
Collaborator Contribution Safaricom is the leading communications company in Kenya, with the widest Network coverage. They disseminated our resources throughout their customer base, and adopted our COVID-19 parenting theme song as their ringtone.
Impact 1,900,000 users of Safaricom reached with child abuse prevention information and resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Safe Motherhood Alliance Zambia 
Organisation Safe Motherhood Alliance
Country Zambia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution They distribute the tip sheets in their newborn kits, which go to between 100 and 1,000 new mothers every month (figures depend on the level of COVID-19 lockdown in Zambia each month).
Impact Minimum 1,000 (anticipated many multiples of that) families reached with child abuse prevention resources, at time of heightened intensity.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Safer Spaces 
Organisation Safer Spaces
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution SaferSpaces is an interactive platform consisting of 175 organisations working towards violence and crime prevention, and promoting community safety. They have published our materials on their website and in their digital newsletter.
Impact 1115 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Save the Children, South Africa 
Organisation Save the Children
Department Save the Children South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared our materials via WhatsApp and Facebook. We are using the materials we adapted from your covid 19 ones. We have since used your materials as a model and designed a few more to use in our own Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting programme. It has tips on Warmth and Structure, how children think and feel at different stages, developing long term goals and using behaviour challenges as opportunity to model non-violent problem solving and regulating and co-regulating with your child.
Impact 113,303 families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Seriti 
Organisation Seriti Institute
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their local community work
Impact 2256 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description Sonke Gender Justice 
Organisation Sonke Gender Justice
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources throughout their programmes and networks
Impact 902,000 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description South African Broadcasting Corporation 
Organisation South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, particularly specialist media pack
Collaborator Contribution Numerous broadcasts including and featuring our resources
Impact Audience of 6,800,000 viewers/listeners reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swaziland Pact Eswatini 
Organisation Pact
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated materials through many hundreds of small group conference calls with project beneficiaries
Impact 20,347 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT) 
Organisation Regional Interagency Task Team on Children and AIDS (RIATT)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution They have shared the materials with 30 active partner organisations. Each one of those reaches more than 1,000 people.
Impact Up to 30,000 households reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Seven Passes Initiative 
Organisation Seven Passes Initiative
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and shared our resources in their home visits to vulnerable families
Impact 76 at risk families reached with child violence prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description UNICEF Country Office Algeria 
Organisation UNICEF
Department UNICEF Algeria
Country Algeria 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources throughout their work
Impact 6,900 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description UNICEF Country Office Côte d'Ivoire 
Organisation UNICEF
Department UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire
Country Cote d'Ivoire 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 418,600 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description UNICEF Country Office Kenya 
Organisation UNICEF
Department UNICEF Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 249,700 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description UNICEF Country Office South Africa 
Organisation UNICEF
Department UNICEF South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 504,510 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description University of Cape Town 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Resources shared with academics and other staff for onward distribution through their networks
Impact Initial 464 people disseminated child abuse prevention resources through their work and wider community contacts.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Ibadan 
Organisation University of Ibadan
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Shared our resources with 5 institutional leads for onwards distribution
Impact Families (quantity unknown) reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Nairobi 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources via their Facebook and other social media, emails, and additionally in one-to-one phone calls with 50 families identified as vulnerable.
Impact 51,550 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description VOC (the Voice of the Cape) FM 
Organisation Voice of the Cape (VOC)
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources, particularly specialist media pack
Collaborator Contribution VOC FM became the first Muslim radio station in South Africa in January 1995. VOC is an interest-defined community broadcaster licensed to serve the cultural interest of the Muslim community. The station's mandate is to inform and educate the community about Islam, with an inherent focus on religious teachings. Another focus of VOC's programming is to report matters of cultural, political, social and economic significance. Numerous broadcasts made including and featuring our COVID-19 parenting messages and resources.
Impact Audience of 90,800 listeners reached with child abuse prevention information and resources.
Start Year 2021
 
Description WHO Nigeria 
Organisation World Health Organization - Nigeria
Country Nigeria 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 820,900 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description WHO Zimbabwe 
Organisation World Health Organization - Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 5,900 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description World Health Organization - Regional Office for Africa 
Organisation World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
Country Congo 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Utilised and disseminated our resources in their work
Impact 1,944,000 households reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2021
 
Description World Without Orphans 
Organisation World Without Orphans
Department World Without Orphans, Zambia
Country Zambia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 3,076,575 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Youth AID Initiative Ghana 
Organisation Youth AID Initiative Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution House to house and community engagement
Impact Local families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Youth Advocates Ghana 
Organisation Youth Advocates Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Local distribution of our resources
Impact 8900 families reached by child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana 
Organisation Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG)
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution Locally distributed through sensitisation programmes
Impact 8900 families reached with child abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description Zixtech Organization Cameroon 
Organisation Zixtech Organization
Country Cameroon 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution "- Pastors, Priest, Church leaders (Religious Organizations) - We shared to 12 Churhes that have an average of 200 members, so its an estimated number of about 2400 people - Local Councils - Announcement was made and 6 local quarter heads were involved - it more than 1000 people reached"
Impact 10,800 families reached with child-abuse prevention resources
Start Year 2020
 
Description iThemba Lethu 
Organisation iThemba Lethu
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided COVID-19 parenting resources
Collaborator Contribution The organisation hosted six parental workshops for their Youth Life Skills Programme to enhance impact on parenting skills. More than 500 parents attended the workshops. They have additionally used the materials to train 2,500 caregivers who care for up to 3,500 children, and as a training tool for their community upliftment team.
Impact 7188 families reached with child violence prevention resources, and community workers trained for widening and lasting impact.
Start Year 2021
 
Title ParentText: an evidence-informed interactive parenting messaging system. 
Description ParentText is an automated text messaging service for parents/caregivers of children aged 0 to 17. It is delivered using RapidPro, an open-source application serving low-income communities without smartphone access and SMS and messaging platforms such as Telegram, WhatsApp, and Facebook messenger. The application supports multiple languages, including English and local languages. Content: ParentText contains specific content in text messages, audios, videos, comics, and gifs based on development stages for parents of children aged 0-23 months, 2-9, 10-17 years. Messages are delivered to parents over an average of 5 weeks, depending on the frequency selected by parents. The messages are grouped into three main themes: 1. Relationship building by spending time together 2. Positive reinforcement (i.e., praise, daily routines, and child behaviour management) 3. Stress reduction for parents and caregivers Additional content is available, including specific support for parents of children living with disabilities, child development, online child safety, talking about COVID19 with children, family budgeting, family harmony, and helping children with schoolwork. ParentText also includes content on sexual violence prevention as well as partner relationships to prevent intimate partner violence. Local contextualization: The messages can be translated and offered in multiple regional languages. Local organizations can also adapt the content of ParentText to allow for cultural contextualization. Furthermore, it is recommended to have the videos and audio messages recorded by local parents/artists to be more suitable and impactful. User experience: Parents experience ParentText in three ways: 1. Scheduled text messages include daily activities tailored by child age, reminders, and responses. 2. On-demand content allows for user-directed engagement in which parents and caregivers self-select content that is most relevant to their context and developmental stage of their children. 3. Weekly assessments examine the impact of the messages by collecting fully anonymized data (opt-in). Recruitment of parents: Parents will be recruited through social media, implementing partners, government agencies, schools, clinics, grocery stores, and radio and T.V. broadcasts. In order to maximize engagement, enrolment is possible via multiple processes either by following a QR code, clicking on a weblink, or sending a message to a prespecified number. Monitoring and evaluation: Monitoring and evaluation is conducted by examining user engagement in the form of enrolment rates, engagement with interactive text messages and dropout rates. Outcomes such as abbreviated measurements of positive parenting, child maltreatment, parenting stress, parent self-efficacy, and child behaviour change is examined through weekly short surveys to measure the impact of the intervention. Users are also invited to participate in additional surveys on intimate partner relationships and violence via a weblink to protect privacy. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Through ParentText we aim to achieve the following outcomes that are measured as part of the interactive experience with the chatbot: • Increased positive parenting and involvement • Increased parent self-efficacy • Reduced physical and emotional abuse • Reduced child behaviour problems • Reduced parenting stress We are also exploring methods of addressing intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration given the strong linkages between violence against children and gender-based violence. 
URL https://www.covid19parenting.com/digitalparenting#
 
Description "Playful parenting in a pandemic: Preventing violence against children" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Opinion piece in "Maverick Citizen", issue of 3 December 2020
Authors Kufre Okop, Catherine L Ward, Lucie Cluver and Suzan Eriksson: "Playful parenting in a pandemic: Preventing violence against children2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-03-playful-parenting-in-a-pandemic-preventing-violen...
 
Description Blog post for International Step by Step Association (ISSA) website - "Prioritising Children In and Through Pandemic" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to provide blog post for ISSA members/readership on COVID-19 parenting resources, impact stories, learning from research and implementation to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description COVID-19 Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Given the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of webinars have been launched for all Accelerate Hub participants to explore the impacts of the pandemic on a multitude of factors related to research design, inclusion of COVID-19 factors into subsequent studies, understanding the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents more generally, and exploring methodological and analytical factors associated with the pandemic that may resonate with the work of various Hub members and Work Packages. These have been fascinating and highly relevant with a number of studies exploring future research questions, harmonising concepts, and giving time and space to understand challenges to data collection as well as solutions in the time of the pandemic. Three webinars were internal and two were open to the public. Five webinars in total have been hosted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) Webinar on COVID-19 Parenting and Child Protection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact ECDAN and Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children co-hosted a webinar on child protection in a COVID context at which Lucie Cluver presented about the COVID-19 Parenting resources. The webinar had more than 1890 registrants in over 123 countries. Many participants were from the Non-Governmental Organization or Charity Sectors. Many were practitioners that work with children eg. social workers. The webinar addressed some of the challenges to child protection in the COVID context as well as ideas about how organizations and governments could work to ensure that children remain safe throughout this challenging period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAZiy-NIHQA&list=PLURnZih-6HI6uvf37gI3ZqBhm-6ZSdM0H&index=1&t=3s
 
Description GCRF GROW and HUBS cohort workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Lucie Cluver delivered a presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description INSPIRE Implementation Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Lucie Cluver delivered a presentation: Reinvesting the INSPIRE Implementation Working Group and Community of Practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview for podcast - Relate your Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This episodes merges the worlds of research and community intervention with Catherine Ward, a researcher and Professor from University of Cape Town in the Department of Psychology. She shares her research journey and interest in parenting as well as violence prevention in South Africa.

This episode focuses on the Parenting for Lifelong Health programmes for Young Children which is a package of open access, non-commercialised parenting programmes to prevent violence in low-resource settings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://iono.fm/e/946173
 
Description Monthly Newsletters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The COVID-19 Playful Parenting team's collaboration has brought together global agencies, governments, universities, NGOs, and community organisations to provide evidence-informed playful parenting resources to an unprecedented number of people in just a few months of intense work since the COVID-19 pandemic started. These monthly newsletters are designed to communicate regularly with our partners, funders and other interested parties, and inform them of the progress of our projects across the world, as we continue to work tirelessly to create innovative approaches, respond to partner requests, and learn how the parenting resources impact the lives of children and families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.covid19parenting.com/newsletters
 
Description Newton/GCRF Gender Campaign - "Women in Science" video featuring Professor Lucie Cluver 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Newton/GCRF Gender Campaign - "Women in Science" video featuring Professor Lucie Cluver
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newton-gcrf.org/impact/gender-equality/
 
Description Online capacity building for Social Workers and Community Service Providers, Masayang Pamilya (MaPa) sa Gitna ng Pamdenya, Positive Parenting in the Time of Covid-19. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trained MaPa facilitators deliver core MaPa parenting messages in 1 to 2 hour online webinars (1 session or series of 2 or 3 sessions) which include role-play video/live demonstrations of parenting and other stress-reduction skills (e.g. mindfulness). The target audience of the webinars are mainly service providers, who can then echo the sessions to the families they serve.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Pakistan Business Council's Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB) - employers' support of positive parenting during COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to contribute interview-style piece to their Bulletin addressing the following questions:
What is the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative and why was it created?
What can employers do to support working parents in a COVID-19 context?
How can parents engage with their children during the pandemic in a way that is appropriate for children's development while allowing busy parents to keep working?
What resources do you have available to support parents, children and employers during this difficult time?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Parenting in the times of COVID-19: Moving to digital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Jamie Lachman to: The Shadow Pandemic; Violence Against Children in Europe in times of COVID-19 (Parenting session)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Parenting in the times of COVID-19: Moving to digital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Jamie Lachman to: Stronger Together Summit - Global Pandemics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Parenting in the times of COVID-19: Moving to digital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Jamie Lachman to: International Adolescent Health Online Conference-4th Biennial National Conference on Adolescent Health in Moldova
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Parenting resources for employees during COVID-19 discussion - presentation to the Pakistan Buisness Association Peer Learning Collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was discussion on parenting and COVID-19 resources that companies can use to support their working parent employees in Pakistan and elsewhere. This discussion, led by guest speaker Rachel Machefsky, is open to International Fiance Coperation clients, Pakistan Business Community members and partners and will be preceded by a short check-in session for IFC-PBC Peer-Learning Collaboration companies only.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Phil Green: "Advancing the Care and Protection of Children in Adversity in the Time of COVID-19: World Without Orphans Engages National Faith-Based Networks and Organizations to Implement Evidence-Based Action Globally." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Phil Green, of World Without Orphans, will deliver this presentation at the Symposium "Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse", hosted by The Human Flourishing Program, at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, April 2021.

Presentation to be delivered within live-streamed panel discussion session: Profiles and Perspectives on Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://hfh.fas.harvard.edu/Symposium-On-Child-Abuse
 
Description Phil Green: Interviewed by USAID's Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The task of disseminating COVID-19 Parenting Tips to the broader international community required the assistance of a strong, community-based network. World Without Orphans (WWO), a global collaborative of faith-based organizations and faith community networks took a leading role in that effort.

In March 2020. as the virus was escalating around the world, Phil Green, one of WWO's leaders, was enrout e from the UK to the United States to discuss the group's strategy for taking on the pandemic. He arrived in Atlanta just as the travel ban took hold. Getting a flight back home was a little challenging, but Phil's time in the U.S. was well spent. There, he was tapped to serve as the organization's COVID-19 Crisis Response and Recovery Coordinator and asked to spearhead the effort to translate and disseminate the COVID-19 Parenting Tips throughout WWO's global network. In our interview, Phil candidly discussed the challenges inherent in accomplishing that task as well as the remarkable impact the program has had to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.childreninadversity.gov/news-information/in-the-press-events/news---full-view/interview-...
 
Description Poster Presentation - Adaptive and human-centred remote training during a pandemic. Reflections from a large-scale research study. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence 2021 - objectives are to explore research design, and translate research results into best practices; identify evidence-based practises that can be translated into programs, policy & guidelines; share experiences with taking innovations and interventions to scale; and networking and formation of collaborations.

Presentation given by Charne Glinski
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation - Parenting for Lifelong Health: Programme Optimisation and Scale-Up 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation host a lecture series addressing methods and innovation in primary studies.

The presentation will focus on two current research projects aimed at increasing our knowledge on the implementation and scale-up of parenting programmes and other family-based interventions in low- and middle-income countries. First, we will present how the RISE study (www.rise-plh-eu) is applying the Multiphase Optimisation Strategy framework (MOST) to optimise PLH for Young Children for scalability by identifying the most effective and cost-effective components related to programme implementation in North Macedonia, Moldova, and Romania. Second, we will discuss how the Scale-Up of Parenting Evaluation Research (SUPER) study is examining the implementation and scale-up of PLH programmes in over 20 countries around the world for more than 400,000 beneficiaries. We will describe the research question and methods we plan to use to explore programme use in routine service delivery. We will also describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted these studies and the delivery of PLH programmes, and how we have adapted the content for global dissemination in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, CDC, USAID, and other partners reaching 32 million families in over 173 countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://lshtm.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=6dd27166-48fc-4cba-b58b-abea00eb824a
 
Description Presentation at AUDA-NEPAD Executive Dialogue - Combatting COVID's harshest challenges for children: a focus on sexual violence and COVID-associated orphanhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on Combatting COVID's harshest challenges for children: a focus on sexual violence and COVID-associated orphanhood

Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue - The executive dialogue aims to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of African executives, senior officials, decision and policymakers, researchers, academia and relevant stakeholders on innovation and emerging technologies. CJED aims at strengthening the capacity of senior policy and decision-makers to provide technical advice to governments in assessing and harnessing emerging technologies in their respective institutions and organisations. The Executive Dialogue further equips participants to provide evidence-based policy choices for African leaders in making informed decisions in harnessing innovation and emerging technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at International Symposium on Health Development of Vulnerable Populations: Health and well-being among adolescent and young mothers before and during a pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Research Officer Wylene Saal on Parenting under Pressure: Health and well-being among adolescent and young mothers before and during a pandemic. The goal of the symposium is to bring researchers and practitioners to share their research and practices in promoting the health and well being of disadvantaged children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation by Dr Jamie Lachman at AUDA-NEPAD Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jamie Lachman delivered a presentation: "COVID-19 digital parenting support to reduce violence and improve long-term economic outcomes: African evidence taken to the world"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation by Professor Lucie Cluver - Together to #ENDviolence: Evidence and solutions to eliminate to child sexual exploitation and abuse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Professor Lucie Cluver - Together to #ENDviolence: Evidence and solutions to eliminate to child sexual exploitation and abuse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Professor Lorraine Sherr: SKY News/US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Panel discussion on the COVID crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SABC: Dr Kate Orkin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Kate Orkin gave analysis of the President's State of the Nation Address
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Human Safety Net's Global Parenting Digital Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generali and the Human Safety Net (THSN) organized a global volunteering event from 2-3 February 2021, aiming to make Parenting for Lifelong Health's COVID-19 parenting resources available in 22 languages and accelerate the dissemination to millions of families.

More than 800 volunteers from 22 countries translated the COVID-19 Parenting tip-sheets, social media messages, and parenting video scripts into 22 languages. The volunteers also recorded parenting videos based on the previously translated scripts. These videos will be featured in ParentText (an evidence-informed interactive parenting messaging system launching in Jamaica, South Africa, Malaysia and The Philippines in 2021), shared on social media and through other advocacy campaigns.

In just two short days, THSN volunteers demonstrated an impactful example of global collaboration by completing 1500 translations and producing more than 1600 videos for families in need.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.generalicee.com/article/news/the-human-safety-net-activated-a-community-of-800-volunteer...
 
Description UNICEF Beyond Masks Report: Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Accelerate Hub is proud to have led on UNICEF Innocenti's new report - Beyond Masks: Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents - which offers a comprehensive picture of the health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic, and its implications for children and adolescents. The report examines evidence from the current crisis, examines past health crises such as HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola to provide insights into the current one, and proposes proven and promising solutions. Thank you to the Hub team for their involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/UNICEF-Beyond-Masks-Report-Societal-impacts-of-COVID-19....
 
Description UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office Webinar on COVID-19 Parenting Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Isang Awah and Rachel Machefsky presented to a formal working group of UNICEF staff members from West and Central Africa Regional Office as well as the country offices in that region about the COVID-19 Parenting resources. While all participants worked for UNICEF, they came from a range of sectors including - education, child protection, health, early childhood development and communications. The m ain purpose of the webinar was to inform them about the availability of the resources, receive their feedback on them, and discuss possible applications of the resources in their contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvFPzjTl8Ck&t=2s
 
Description Voice of Witts Radio Programme in South Africa - 45 min discussion on COVID-19 Parenting Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Isang Awah and Rachel Machefsky were interviewed on a South African radio programme called "Voice of Witts" for nearly one hour. They spoke about the COVID-19 Parenting resources, shared key parenting messages, as well as particular tips and advice on how to manage stress and care for children. According to the host, their pre-covid weekly listenership was between 25,000 - 30,000 listeners each week. It is a university-based community radio station, so most listeners are probably students and some students are parents as well.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description WHO Global Status Report findings update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Lucie Cluver joined a team of panellists for a webinar on the findings of the Global Status Report in June 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WHO Social Determinants of Health Webinar No. 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Lucie Cluver delivered a presentation: "COVID-19, social determinants and violence"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WHO Webinar - Professor Lucie Cluver: "Social Impact of Covid-19 through the Life Course" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WHO Webinar - Professor Lucie Cluver: "Social Impact of Covid-19 through the Life Course" delivered to leaders and policy makers from health and social systems, education, labour and welfare
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/02/10/default-calendar/social-impact-of-covid-19-th...
 
Description WHO adolescent HIV service delivery working group (ASDWG) quarterly call - Professor Lucie Cluver: "Insights on scale and predictors of adherence" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WHO adolescent HIV service delivery working group (ASDWG) quarterly call - Professor Lucie Cluver: "Insights on scale and predictors of adherence"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar - INSPIRE: SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Professor Lucie Cluver: "INSPIRE: SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN" to target audience of
policy-makers and legislators, planners and technical staff, practitioners and implementers, faith-based and traditional leaders, funders, advocates and any other interested stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Launch of Together to #ENDviolence Solutions Summit Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation delivered by Professor Lucie Cluver:
"All of this was reinforced by Professor Lucie Cluver from the Universities of Oxford and Cape Town, who explored whether or not implementing the INSPIRE Strategies was possible in this challenging - and constantly changing - COVID-19 context. Cluver spoke to whether the science is strong enough, whether it was scale-able to the problem, and whether the INSPIRE strategies are a strategic investment beyond violence prevention alone. The answer to each of those questions was a resounding yes. 'The evidence tells us we have the science, the scale, and the strategic investment,' Cluver said. 'The rest, I think, is up to us.'

Over 1,900 individuals registered for the launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments needed to end violence against children for good.

The event gathered participants from 130 countries across the world. With over 20 inspiring speakers, a diverse set of presentations, discussions, and an array of multimedia, the event provided a launching pad for partners around the globe, marking the beginning of a multi-year effort in the Decade of Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://bit.ly/ENDviolence_launch
 
Description Webinar on COVID19 parenting response 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Jamie Lachman to: ARNEC Covid19 Parenting Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Making adolescent-inclusion the heart of the COVID-19 response 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 4 February, as part of our COVID-19 webinar series, Accelerate Hub hosted 'Making adolescent-inclusion the heart of the COVID-19 response', which brought together over 200 attendees and generated significant media attention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4JwIObYzoE&feature=youtu.be
 
Description World Carers Conversation Pannel Discussion on Caregiving in Africa and the Middle East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The National Association for Caregiving and Embracing Carers hosted a global convening called the #WorldCarers Conversation on Sunday, 13 December 2020 through Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Leading experts in caregiving from around the world shared cutting edge caregiving research, innovation, and impact around the world as we collectively face the fallout from the global pandemic in the upcoming #WorldCarers Conversation. Isang Awah presented in a Pannel on Caregiving in Africa and the Middle East and addressed questions from participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.caregiving.org/world-carers-conversation/