Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme

Through this programme, volunteers mentor children and adults in the same family using resources sent to phones and via phone calls. The phone calls are designed to be participatory and engaging and support proactive action for the family on each topic. Mentors complete 8 phone calls including the introduction and closing call with six phone call themes based on emerging issues, as well as the evidence-based ‘COVID-19 Global Parenting Resources’. By running this programme, you will support families to build stronger relationships, encourage positive parenting, and reduce the risk of violence against children at home.

We hope that as you run this programme, families and communities will be strengthened to cope with the current challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that they will come out the other side stronger and better equipped to thrive.

Resources in other languages will be added to this page shortly.

Please contact Viva at info@viva.org if you are planning to use these resources and are not already part of Viva’s partner networks. See our Terms of Use (below) for more information on using these resources as an external organisation.

To set up your programme you will need to refer to:

Get in touch with us at info@viva.org for support with monitoring and evaluation for your mentoring project.

Mentoring Conversation Guides and Resources

Parenting Tips are accessible in many additional languages here. Other translated resources will be available soon.

Introduction Call
Call 1: COVID-19 Awareness

Additional resource: ‘My Hero is You’ story – download in your language here

Call 2: Strong Families
Call 3: Mental Health and Resilience
Call 4: Staying Safe at Home
Call 5: Online Safety
Call 6: Learning Together
Closing Call

With thanks to Parenting for Lifelong Health for COVID-19 Parenting Resources, and Right to Play for use of COVID-19 Play Activities


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