The COVID-19 Family Life Study is a research study that explores the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on family life across cultures.
The results from this study will inform policies, programs, and supports for families
Join families around the globe in sharing their experiences in a 30-minutes online survey.
Your Inputs will help us:
Track patterns of symptoms, causes, and risk factors of mental health in parents during the COVID-19 crisis
Understand the experiences of parents during the coronavirus pandemic
Identify parents’ needs for support services during the coronavirus pandemic
Understand coping skills and mechanisms among parents
The results will inform the design of policy and programs and the delivery of support services for families.
We will share the results with key decision-makers
The Covid-19 Family Life Study is led by Dr. Anis Ben Brik, associate professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Public Policy in Qatar. The research team consists of an international team of academics and experts representing the United Nations, civil society organizations across the globe. The investigators are listed below by institutions.
Dr. Anis Ben Brik, HBKU
College of Public Policy
Annette Ptassek, Executive Director, IFHE
Raul Sanchez, General Secretary, ELFAC
Dr. Mo Adefeso-Olateju,
Managing Director, TEP
Lee Wee Min, Asia Regional
Director, Focus on the Family Global
Director, ICS-SP, Kenya
Fiona Beermier, CEO, Ngala Western Australia
Renata Kaczmarska, UN Focal Point on the Family, DISD, DESA
Prof. Dr. Humoud Alqashan
Dean , Kuwait University
Dr. Natalie Williams,
University of Nebraska
Dr. Anthony Polychronakis,
Dr. Spencer L. James, Brigham Young University
Dr. María del Rosario Esteinou Madrid, CIESAS, Mexico
Dr. Iván Moreno Acero,
University of La Sabana
President, Haro, Sweeden
Prof. Dr. Said Aldhafri, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Maria Regina Maroncelli Florio, President, ELFAC
Eve Sullivan, Founder &
Director, Parents Forum, US
Dr. Jose Eduardo Stropoli, UNINOVE, Brazil
Anastasios Rentoumis, President of the BoD, Greece
Dr. Patricia Debeljuh,
Austral University, Argentina
Nikki Ledingham, Independent Social Worker, UK & Qatar
Dr. Slaheddine Ben Frej, University of Tunis
Dr. Mohamed Chtatou,
University of Rabat, Morocco
Dr. María Belén Mesurado,
Austral University, Argentina
Lim Hui Jun, Focus on the Family Malaysia
Dr. Olivia Nuñez Orellana,
Observatorio regional de America Latina y el Caribe, A.C,
Dr. Sarah Almalki, Jazan University,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
We would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution of the International Federation for Family Development for their data collection support.
We would like to thank Mr. Ignacio Socías and José Alejandro Vázquez, IFFD
We would like to thank Enaam Al-Barrishi, Director General of Jordan River Foundation
We would like to thank Wendy Simpson, Coordinator Research and Evaluation
Research Unit, Ngala, Australia
We would like to thank Walaa Ayasrah, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Jordan River Foundation, Jordan
We would like to thank Beatrix Flatt, International Federation for Home Economics, Germany
We would like to thank Athena Wang, Parents Forum, US
We would like to thank Anas Outa Bashi, Doha Family
We would like to thank Irina Granzulea, Large Family Association, Romania
We would like to thank Lucija Buhin, Croatian Association of families with three or more children, Croatia
We would like to thank Marcin Rudzinski, Poland
We would like to thank Vitória Salvado, Portuguese Large Families Association, Portugal
Project details on OSF
If you want to learn more about the "COVID 19 Family Life Study" project, please feel free to do so. Details and citations are available here.
Anonymized data is available for non-commercial research use (License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International) here.
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We are looking for partners to help support further data collection. If you want to support this work, please contact Dr. Anis Ben Brikus via email at firstname.lastname@example.org