Awareness Raising for Children, Parents and Community Members During Disease Outbreak: Modalities for Delivering
During infectious disease outbreaks, children may experience distress for a variety of reasons. They themselves may be infected or affected in other ways. The collective anxiety and grief that a family or community experiences can impact heavily on children. Limited public knowledge of the disease may trigger misinformation, rumors and panic. Media campaigns can also increase levels of distress in the population.
The Awareness raising messages aim to provide basic knowledge on personal protective measures, as well as, messages on coping and overcoming stress during disease outbreaks like COVID19.