COVID-19 Resources for Caregivers

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During Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

A few resources that we hope you find helpful

"As the world grapples with the uncertainty of the upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Foster Care Association encourages you to take advantage of this time to stay familiar with the facts about COVID-19 and resist the urge to engage in panic. As a parent, your children need you to be the stabilizing force in their lives."

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

General Principles for Talking to Children

CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Child Welfare Services And Caretakers Grapple With COVID-19 Effects

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?

Support for Displaced College Students

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.

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

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.

Free Legal Answers from the American Bar Association

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.

Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families

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.

Resources from Save the Children

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.

Stuck At Home?

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.

Educational Resources

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.

Video resources

CAREGIVERS

COVID-19: Stay Home When You are Sick

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Share Your Resources

This C-19 page is a growing list that is updated often. If you have an item to add, please email the Secretary of the Texas Foster Care Association.