COVID-19 and shock response

The Accelerate Hub team has been responding to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on supporting children, adolescents, and parents.

COVID-19-associated orphanhood

Principal Investigator Prof Lucie Cluver and Co-Directors Prof Lorraine Sherr and Dr Chris Desmond contributed to the article published in The Lancet titled “Global minimum ...

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COVID-19 Playful Parenting Emergency Response (“COPPER”) – Preventing Child Abuse in COVID-19

COVID-19 brought – and continues to cause – unprecedented stress for families: economic crisis, school closures, lockdowns, mental health distress, and consequent increased violence, with ...

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Teen Advisory Group: Remote, participatory and arts-based COVID-19 research with adolescents and young people in South Africa  and Kenya

Social and health vulnerabilities experienced by adolescents in South Africa and Kenya are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Little is known about their unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies. Context-specific, age-appropriate, and social justice-informed COVID-19 research is needed.    ...

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Surviving a COVID-19 outbreak: narratives of lived experiences of adolescents at a Zimbabwean boarding school

This study will run from July 2021 to March 2022. It seeks to understand the experiences of adolescent girls at a Zimbabwean school during a ...

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Scaling-up interventions for impact

This research project is led by researchers from the University of Oxford in collaboration with NGOs in Africa that work with adolescents. The central part ...

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Hey Baby is a longitudinal mixed-methods cohort study of 800 adolescent parents and their children. This study aims to assess pathways to resilience among adolescent ...

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