Message from Family Central

Message from Family Central

A message from Family Central, a Warwick-based group created by former WV teacher Beverly Braxton:

Events to inform, support and empower families
Supporting families in Warwick, NY

We Can Do This, Yes We Can!!!!

Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. To that end Family Central is providing a selection of resources that can supplement your already growing list of “what we need to know and be able to do” to manage the dramatic changes we are all facing due to COVID-19.

Let’s not forget, that these are trying times for everyone.  Help keep our community strong by reaching out/calling those we know may feel frightened, isolated, or alone. Our children are watching, so let’s show them that they can count on us to work through these present challenges.

Kids Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19): <>  Your Questions Answered. Experts are still learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19). With new information coming out every day, it can feel overwhelming at times. Here are answers to some questions you may have. Date reviewed – March, 2020 by: Karen A. Ravin, MD.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety: <> Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

Child TRENDS: Resources for supporting children’s emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic <>  The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts.

Daniel Tiger: How to Talk to Kids About Coronvirus. <>

NPR – All Things Considered:  Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home <> .

ADDITUDE: Inside the ADHD Mind: Are You Corona Schooling? Daily Schedule Advice for ADHD Families <>   A daily schedule comforts and guides children with/without ADHD through uncertain times — namely, the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Use this expert advice to keep your child happily learning and achieving goals while also social distancing and working from home and banding together as a family.

NPR 3/19/20: Yes You Can Take Your Kids For A Walk <>  Pediatricians say families should get outside, but avoid playgrounds where kids come into close contact with one another.

Cosmic Kid Yoga: More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel <>

The Storyseed podcast <> : The Story Seeds Podcast is  a production of Literary Safari.  It puts kids and their imaginations at the table with diverse and award-winning children’s authors as they collaborate to create original stories.

The Know <> : Ways to entertain your kids (and keep your sanity) during the coronavirus outbreak.

Smartphone cleanliness. Cleaning your smartphone safely <>  It has been found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus survives for longer on cardboard – up to 24 hours – and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces.

Please feel free to share resources in our Facebook Group <>

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