We understand how difficult these uncertain times surrounding the Coronavirus are on everyone. With schools now closed through the remainder of the school year, parents and caregivers are faced with homeschooling, keeping their children safe and healthy, along with managing work and other concerns. Children in foster care may experience heightened fears about their safety and well-being. Educating and equipping ourselves with knowledge, understanding, and tools will help us to remain calm and, in turn, provide the safety and security our children need most right now.
In light of this, we’ve gathered some resources covering a variety of concerns. We hope this information will provide some assistance for you and your families.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Talking with kids about COVID-19:
- CovidBook for Young Children – Understanding Covid-19
- Stanford Children’s “How to Talk With Kids About COVID-19″
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) page for talking with children about COVID-19
- PBS’s Daniel Tiger helps parents talk to their kids about coronavirus
Family Information and Resources:
- CDC Informational Page for protecting your family
- CDC Resources for Managing Anxiety & Stress
- DCYF Current Information
- Washington State Health Department Information for Parents & Caregivers
- Financial assistance for undocumented individuals
- Unemployment Insurance
- Emergency Schools Meal Program
Additional Information & Resources:
- Clark County Public Health Coronavirus Page
- Which Groups Are Most at Risk from the Coronavirus?
- The Do’s and Don’ts of “Social Distancing”
- COVID-19 Resources for Businesses + Individuals
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings (Updated) : Amazing Educational Resources
- 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your students creating at home!
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!
- Virtual Visits to Museums Around the World
We are all in this together. We will continue to post updates and additional resources as we have them.