Why supporting caregivers’ mental health in crisis settings is essential for young children’s holistic development

Investment in multi-sectoral programming, that promotes and protects the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of caregivers and their children, is essential in crisis settings but is rarely prioritised. Caregivers of young children face unique risk factors, which can directly impact their ability to provide responsive care that is critical for children’s holistic development.

This factsheet is the sixth factsheet in the Moving Minds Alliance’s Young children in crisis settings resource kit. It is a set of briefing resources to learn why the first years of life matter so much, and how to integrate solutions into existing services for families affected by crisis.

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