COVID-19 Parenting Resources
We are all living in uncharted territory during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below you will find resources to help navigate parenthood in this unprecedented time.
10 Parenting Tips During COVID-19- TexProtects
Tips to Keep the Calm at Home- HealthyChildren.org
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers- CDC
Tips for Staying Connected- Prevent Child Abuse America
Child Abuse Prevention Resources
Due to Quarantine and Social-Distancing, child abuse cases are on the rise as many children have been isolated at home with their abuser. Here you will find tips on spotting signs of abuse and how to report it.
Child Well-being in Texas- Annie E. Casey Foundation
Reporting as a Friend or Family Member- Futures Without Violence
Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic- Zero Abuse Project
For more information contact
NewDay Services for Children and Families – MAIN OFFICE:
6816 Camp Bowie Blvd W., Ste 112, Fort Worth, Tx 76116
Hours M-F: 9am – 5pm
If you are worried about COVID-19, or are having symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever), please call us. We will talk with you about your symptoms to determine if you need to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and possible testing, if you should go to the hospital or if you should stay at home. All COVID-19 testing is being done at our Southeast location on Mitchell Blvd. Should you contract COVID-19, our counselors will follow-up with you to ensure you are recovering well and to offer any other support you might need during that time.
Please call us at 817-625-4254 to schedule a visit for any of your healthcare needs or for any questions. You may also request an appointment through the patient portal.
Link to site: https://ntachc.org/coronavirus/
APRIL 27, 2020
As established by Governor Greg Abbott on April 17, 2020, by Executive Order GA-17:
Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the
House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller:
Mission: The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas brings together nationally recognized medical experts with public- and private-sector business leaders to achieve this mission.
The Chief Medical Advisors on the Strike Force are health experts who are developing a medical architecture to comprehensively test and trace COVID-19 to enable Texans to gradually and safely begin the process of returning to work and other activities.
The Chief Medical Advisors are working alongside a Special Advisory Council of 39 business leaders representing the state’s regions and industries who are sharing innovative ideas to help businesses strategically open while containing the spread of COVID-19. The Council is collaborating with Working Groups to recommend strategies, statewide standards, and appropriate timeframes to open all sectors of the Lone Star State.
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President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.
Proposed Phased Approach:
- BASED ON UP-TO-DATE DATA AND READINESS
- MITIGATES RISK OF RESURGENCE
- PROTECTS THE MOST VULNERABLE
- IMPLEMENTABLE ON STATEWIDE OR COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BASIS AT GOVERNORS’ DISCRETION
Learn more at this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/
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Information to Help and Protect Seniors:
Inspector general warns about new Social Security benefit suspension scam
Collaborative new program to serve seniors during COVID-19 crisis
North Texas Cares – Grant Application site for nonprofits:
They are creating a pool based on crisis/critical needs and funding that is available. They are selecting what they are assessing as the most critical and allocating funds to those organizations first. Grants are NOT guaranteed. But, I think its worth applying if your nonprofit is providing emergency services. Please be patient with them if you apply. Link: https://northtexascares.org
Responding to Needs of Workers and Employers
Link: County Judge Quarterly (PDF w/ resource links)
Trauma (TBRI) Trainings for congregants, nonprofits and volunteers:
Serve those with PTSD and complex trauma by learning Trauma Informed Care. My team and I along with hundreds of others in our community have benefited from these trainings. Whether you are interacting with a trafficking or domestic violence victim or a veteran with PTSD, being Trauma Informed is valuable.
Free TBRI training (KARYN PURVIS INSTITUTE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT) – Trauma Informed Care (PTSD) Free Access: TBRI 101 Link here
Human Trafficking does not stop because of COVID19.
UnBound is offering some educational trainings to help combat trafficking in our communities. Link: UnBound Human trafficking training (PDF of schedule)
First Amendment and religious freedom
Join First Liberty Institute attorneys every Friday for an in-depth look at the legality of state-mandated restrictions and your right to live out your faith. First Liberty Friday Conference Calls: Learn more here…
Dial (877)-743-5428 to join the call at 12 PM, Noon (EST) every Friday.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:3-4)
Posted April 9, 2020 People searching for ways to cope with coronavirus-related anxiety and depression may resort to alcohol or drug use.
A terrible triad – trauma, isolation and lack of structure – is driving more people to drink alcohol and use drugs.
Unemployment, lack of health insurance and fear of the unknown are just of few of the traumas people are dealing with amid COVID-19. People are searching for ways to cope with the anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness, said Susan Franks, associate professor of family medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
For many people that’s alcohol or drugs. Read more here…
Source: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.