“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
– Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
ForChildren is pleased to provide a collection of resources to aid in designing local relief and development efforts in response to COVID-19. Resources compiled here have been produced by Compassion, shared by a sister organization or carefully identified as an asset that can help meet Compassion’s church partner needs. This catalogue is dynamic and will be updated frequently during this season.
Children can become easily confused and overwhelmed by changes impacting their families, schools, and communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They need caring adults to help them process the information they hear and the emotions they experience. We encourage you to browse the links and resources below. Download and use them as you talk with children and youth in your community about the coronavirus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay Safe at Home for Parents and Caregivers (English) (from iAct)
Additional Languages: Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Karen, Kirundi, Kurmanji, Nepali, Sorani, Spanish, Swahili
The following links provide current research related to COVID-19 impacts, prevention and response to help inform local relief and education efforts.
COVID-19 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Toolkit - General guidance and process around developing MERL for COVID-19 program interventions
Increasing adherence to COVID-19 guidelines: Lessons from existing evidence - Recommendations for motivating people to adopt COVID-19 prevention behaviors
RECOVR Research Projects - Large repository of evaluations currently taking place to measure the effectiveness of COVID-19 responses
COVID-19 Impact on Food Security - Updates on how COVID-19 is impacting food security
For churches and local non-governmental organizations responding directly to COVID-19 impacts, we are happy to provide the following links to organizations and resources that can support your efforts.
The following health resources have been gathered to support Health Specialists and help educate children and families on healthy practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During crises, children are at greater risk for abuse and neglect. Protective entities, such as schools, churches, and community centers often have limited hours or may be closed, which means abuse and neglect can go undetected. Please view, download, and use the resources below to ensure child protection efforts continue in your community.
Links to websites with additional child protection crisis resources are available at the bottom of this page.
Visit our Child Protection page for other valuable resources and training.
ForChildren.com, presented by Compassion International, offers ideas, learning opportunities and relationships to help equip people who work with children-at-risk. We are a worldwide community of Jesus-followers who are committed to the holistic development of children. We invite you to join our collaborative community as we share with one another the ideas, experiences, methods and tools that help children thrive even in the midst of adversity.
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