Parental distress and family conflict are recognized as risk factors for violence against children which have an effect on children’s development and wellbeing. In humanitarian settings the breakdown of infrastructure and social networks in conflict and disaster settings diminishes the capacity of caregivers to provide adequate care and protection of children. The IRC child protection team recognizes that positive parent-child relationships can be a factor in protecting children at risk and lower the risk of violence against children. Crucial to this is building systems of child protection by strengthening the layers in a child’s wider ecology beginning with the family. Below under specific resources are some of the research related towards strengthening this parent-child relationship that the child protection team has worked on.