Global Partners Forum

Learning brief: Spiritual support to children on the move and their caregivers as a source of healing and resilience

This is one brief in a series of three concerning faith-based action for children on the move. The purpose is to help faith actors, development practitioners, policymakers, and donors learn about faith communities’ global contribution to prevent and respond to violence against children on the move. The learnings in these briefs come from a systematic review of academic and grey literature and a call for case study submissions. Two hundred and twenty-two documents and 33 case studies were reviewed. The findings from this review can be used to shape policy and practice regarding faith communities’ support to children on the move. The learning briefs will also support the evidence base for the Faith Action for Children on the Move Forum, held in Rome, 16–19 October 2018. It is acknowledged that there are many further examples than those included in this literature review; the hope is that more practice examples will emerge during the forum.