Family Supports Available during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Family Voices COVID-19 SERIES, Part 1: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First

Mental Health America has a page on Social Support: Getting And Staying Connected.

Calm has provided several free resources on meditation, sleep, clam, and mindfulness for all members of the family.

Psychology Today has expert tips in their The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need for keeping families regulated.

The Caregiver Action Network has information and resources on Tips for Family Caregivers and COVID-19.

NCTSN has created a storybook/coloring book for kids about COVID-19 called Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together.

AFIRM has created a site on Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times.

The Food Lifeline has listings of food banks throughout Washington.

Washington’s Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) provides COVID-19 guidance for families of children in early learning through the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. Included is information about the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), how to manage a transition from IFSP to school-based services during the pandemic and tips for telemedicine appointments and protection of confidentiality.

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance provides a variety of tools related to resiliency and how to boost protective factors for children through its Parent Voice programs and resource collections. Included are interactive resources specific to COVID-19 to help parents share ideas with one another through an online network.

What Makes Your Family Strong offers printable tools to support family resilience, with cartoon and action-figure art and simple messages.

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provides an Indian Country COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources Page with links to information and resources concerning relevant tribal, federal, and state issues, initiatives, and resources for effectively addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Sesame Street.org has launched Caring for Each Other to provide multimedia materials for families in multiple languages to support children’s well-being during COVID-19.