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Cash Transfers Improve the Mental Health and Well-being of Youth: Evidence from the Kenyan Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Approximately half of all mental health disorders begin by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24. Among adolescents, depression is one of the leading contributors ...

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing Across the Life Course: Towards an Integrated Conceptual Framework for Research and Evidence Generation
Mental health conditions affect about 1 in 7 adolescents globally. In the context of COVID-19, the importance of mental health and psychosocial support ...

Children and COVID-19 Research Library Quarterly Digest Issue 1: Children and youth mental health under COVID-19
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and youth has been near ubiquitous. Resilience factors are significant in enhancing and supporting ...

Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam
This study uses a mixed methods approach combining survey analysis of the predictors and associations with being bullied, with qualitative data to explore ...

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their Mental Well-being, Social Relationships and Physical Activity? An Evidence-focused Literature Review
Based on an evidence-focused literature review, the first part of this paper examines existing knowledge on how the time children spend using digital ...

Research Brief: Impacts of Pandemics and Epidemics on Child Protection: Lessons learned from a rapid review in the context of COVID-19

Impacts of Pandemics and Epidemics on Child Protection: Lessons learned from a rapid review in the context of COVID-19

It’s Difficult to Grow Up in an Apocalypse: Children's and adolescents' experiences, perceptions and opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada
According to children and youth in Canada, what were the negative and positive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives? How did they experience ...

Life in Colours: Children’s and adolescents’ experiences, perceptions and opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic
This report recounts the journeys of a group of adolescents through the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, one of the first countries to be affected by the virus. ...

Life in Lockdown: Child and adolescent mental health and well-being in the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly disrupted the daily lives of children and adolescents, with increased time at home, online learning and limited ...

Mind Matters: Lessons from past crises for child and adolescent mental health during COVID-19
COVID-19 is a crisis like no other in modern times. It has reached every population and community. While the evidence base is still nascent, this report ...

MIND THE GAP: Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions – An evidence and gap map of low and middle-income countries
Mental disorders affect about one in seven children and adolescents worldwide, with 50 per cent arising before the age of 14. Despite the high burden ...

Non-contributory Social Protection and Adolescents in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries: A review of government programming and impacts
Adolescents face unique vulnerabilities related to their health, schooling and the intensification of gender socialization. As the next generation next ...

Rapid Review Protocol - Life in Lockdown: Child and adolescent mental health and well-being in the time of COVID-19
While there has been a global rush to generate rapid evidence on COVID-19 mental health impacts among adults, limited evidence exists on the potential ...

Worlds of Influence: Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries
A new look at children from the world’s richest countries offers a mixed picture of their health, skills and happiness. For far too many, issues such ...