Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children’s and caretakers’ animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.

This was developed in coordination with UNICEF and approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). This first episode aired in May 2020 and was shared through the Facebook pages of the MoEYS, UNICEF and Save the Children, and broadcasted on several  local TV channels. It is available in Khmer and sign language.

The series is available on Facebook and YouTube.

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    Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

    This page offers answers to questions about breastfeeding issues and COVID-19.

    The questions include:

    Source: Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19

      Talking to Children about Illness and Death of a Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      In the midst of the devastating death toll and hospitalizations from COVID-19, the psychological effect of the pandemic on children has been sadly overlooked.

      The overwhelming media coverage and barrage of public health messages sustain a high level of physical and emotional threat within our communities, which is intensely observed by children. Age-appropriate explanations are paramount to ensure children have a coherent narrative and emotional support for their experiences. This article offers some guidelines on talking to children about these issues.

      Source: Talking to Children about Illness and Death of a Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic

        Safe Back to School: A Practitioner’s Guide

        This guide helps program teams plan an integrated, participatory process for safe school reopening.

        It is intended for program teams to inform the planning and implementation of activities to support an integrated, participatory, safe return to school for the communities they support. The guide aims to be a user-friendly, practitioner-focused tool that outlines the key steps needed for a coordinated, inclusive, all-hazards approach to school reopening and links to further guidance where appropriate.

        Source: Safe Back to School: A Practitioner’s Guide

          How Best to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

          This poster, produced by UNICEF and ICRF, provides basic information in an attractive and child-friendly layout, about handwashing, wearing a mask, physical distancing, and what to do if you don’t feel well.

          Source: How Best to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

            COVID-19 24/7 Parenting Resources in 70 Languages

            Parenting for Lifelong Health provides open-access online parenting resources during COVID-19. These tip sheets are available in 70 languages.

            The tip sheets cover the following topics:

            1. Keeping children safe online
            2. Family budgeting in times of financial stress
            3. Family harmony at home
            4. Learning through Play
            5. When we get angry
            6. Crowded homes and communities
            7. One-on-one time
            8. Keeping it positive
            9. Structure Up
            10. Bad behavior
            11. Keep calm and manage stress
            12. Talking about COVID-19

            Source: COVID-19 24/7 Parenting Resources in 70 Languages

              Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed

              Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the context of COVID-19 remains a critical nutrition intervention for the protection and support of pregnant women, caregivers, and their young children. WHO and UNICEF advise caregivers and families with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to continue the recommended IYCF practices with the necessary hygiene precautions. It is therefore vital to ensure that communities and families around the world adopt these recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus and care for those who are infected.

              UNICEF and USAID Advancing Nutrition, with the support of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group represented by Save the Children and Safely Fed Canada, have developed a counselling package, Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations when COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed. The set includes 10 Counselling Cards and a Recommended Practices Booklet. These materials reflect the global recommendations from WHO and UNICEF (March 2020) on IYCF in the context of COVID-19 and may be periodically updated to reflect new or emerging evidence. The package provides both easy-to-understand recommended practices for counselors and user-friendly graphics that can be used with low-literacy communities in different contexts.

              Source: Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed