Health Resources for Caregivers
A Social Story
Young children who may not understand what is happening. The adults in these young children's lives can help them cope and reassure their safety. Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, from California State University, offers her take on a social story that can take it even further.
Centers for disease control and prevention
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
* This list is not all inclusive.
Guidance and Online Resources
CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.
This resource from the American Bar Association includes an overview of which states have issued stay at home orders and resources on co-parenting in a crises and COVID-19 and family law issues.
States are preparing their child protective services for changes because of the coronavirus. How are they navigating in-person visits, emergency removals and foster placement?
Generations United is actively monitoring the evolving situation presented by COVID-19 and its impact on intergenerational connections around the world. Visit their website for additional resources.
As we learn more about the outbreak we continue to look for solutions to the issues impacting the foster youth and families we serve. Please use the forms on this page to identify if you are in need of support or can offer help.
Across America, school districts are making the difficult decision to close due to coronavirus. An unintended consequence for kids is losing valuable learning and instruction time.
The Texas Education Agency is issuing daily updates. Please see this update providing Guidance for Students in Foster Care. More information can be found online here.
If you are looking for help to survive this challenging time with kiddos from hard places, join any of our complimentary support groups. We are offering live support groups each week with a ten minute time of trauma-informed education.
Homeschooling Through COVID-19
The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children's education through this pandemic. On this page you'll find links to our recommendations for utilizing the time in the interim between school closures and resources for getting started if homeschooling through the end of the year (or longer) might be beneficial for your family.
Keys to Success
These three articles are written by young adults who were homeschooled successfully. In each, the author discusses what their parents did well, offering tips that parents educating their children at home even temporarily will find helpful.
- How My Parents' Homeschooling Methods Empowered Me to Follow My Dreams
- How My Parents' Homeschooling Choices Gave Me An Excellent Education
- My Parents Homeschooled Me Successfully (Here's How!)
The following organizations are not affiliated with CRHE, the links provided are for informational purposes and do not serve as a general endorsement of those organizations.
- Scholastic Learn At Home
- Learn In Color
- Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist Homeschool Curriculum & Resources
- Virtual Field Trips
- Emergency Homeschooling Tips from another Homeschooling Parent
- Washington State Educational Resources for Parents
- Here's The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings