A community-based family group program for caregivers of children with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) was developed based on an existing program for families of children with cerebral palsy and pilot tested in Brazil. Program managers developing group initiatives should consider fast-track learning approaches to adjust their intervention to make it more useful to participants, and we describe this process in our paper.

Caregivers of children with CZS will likely benefit from the ability to engage and exchange with caregivers of children with other neurodevelopmental disabilities. We found that integrating emotional support activities into groups that address child development is important, and adds value.

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