Resources for churches
Parenting Tips: Church Leader Guide
We recognize that COVID-19 has amplified the needs of families in crisis and stress is rising. Data shows that abuse against children has increased, and that’s why we want to equip you with tools that will promote prevention of abuse!
This NEW church leaders guide includes sermon suggestions, conversation starters, template text messages, radio announcements and social media content that can be used to reach families in need.
Parenting Tip Sheets
Almost a billion children are still unable to attend school as a result of the coronavirus. Data from previous health emergencies suggest children are 3 times more likely to be exposed to violence during prolonged periods of children being in either unsafe or unsupervised environments. Parenting for Lifelong Health, the parenting program recommended in the WWO Roadmap, has produced easy-to-distribute parenting tips in over 100 languages. WWO assisted in translating half of the available languages and endorses these tips as effective in helping strengthen families and prevent violence against children.
What can Faith Leaders do to Prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Check out these 3 practical and well tested steps that YOU can take to help keep your churches and communities safe.
Stress Busters During Crisis
Ruby Johnston, part of WWO’s Global Leadership team, has been putting her quarantine time to creative use by creating short video teachings to help leaders, parents, and caregivers manage stressors during COVID-19. She has already created 8 short videos, and more are in the works!
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COVID-19 Significantly Increases the Vulnerability of Children
UNESCO reports that hundreds of milliions of children are unable to attend school due to coronavirus. Never before have we witnessed an impact of this magnitude on children globally. Data from previous health emergencies, as well as from Wuhan (the epicenter of COVID-19), suggest children are 3 times more likely to be exposed to violence during prolonged periods of children being in either unsafe or unsupervised environments.
Our Regional Ambassadors in Brazil, Paraguay, Romania and other parts of the world are reporting heightened risks for the children and families in their communities and are engaged in efforts to prevent harm to children. We can all consider the children we know who are impacted by COVID and whether they are being supervised by a responsible adult. Let’s keep in mind the ways we may be able to help keep children safe in these days.
As we see these unprecedented times, let us join together in praying and working together for the orphaned and at risk children in our cities and in the nations around the world.
Praying with you,
WWO Principal Global Coordinator