The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with unique challenges to our work and in all aspects of daily living. As we come together to slow the spread of this illness, the significant impact of increased stress and isolation on caregivers and responders cannot be overlooked. During this time, Child Advocacy Centers throughout Vermont remain open and committed to supporting children who may be the victims of abuse and the non-offending caregivers in their lives.
The NCTSN “Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019” provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont’s Parent & Caregiver Guide. No matter how prepared you are, an outbreak can be stressful. Here are some recommendations to promote your family’s well-being during COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps parents and caregivers explore different types of resources available to help support young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being across the lifespan.
Guidance and general information from NCA on providing services under new public health guidelines, perspectives on case triage and planning partial or total shutdowns, practical information on how CACs might provide remote services to clients, and more.