How to be prepared during emergencies?
During difficult times and a pandemic like this, people become stressed and overwhelmed by the situations and measures taken to control the outbreak such as lockdowns, staying at home, economic instability, fear of being sick and fear of losing loved ones. Thus, you need to know how to plan, make decisions in advance of an illness, know how to protect and support children and those under your care, to prepare and find ways to cope with the stress.
Older people especially with cognitive decline become more anxious, angry and stressed.
What you need to do if you are caring for the elderly
Disabled people might face environmental, institutional and attitudinal barriers. These barriers can lead to additional stress to people with disabilities and those that care for them.
What can be done to address VAW during the COVID-19 response?
While recognizing that COVID-19 has placed an immense burden on health systems including frontline health workers, there are things that can help mitigate the impacts of violence on women & children during this pandemic.
Children may feel anxious, withdrawing, angry and agitated having night mares, bed wetting and frequent mood change. Children’s behaviors usually depend on adult’s response in their lives. Adults should manage their emotions and remain calm
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