Parents and Families
The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a source of unexpected stress and adversity for many people. Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship, but it's not something we’re born with—it’s built over time. What can we do to help families and staff build up and strengthen resilience right now during the COVID-19 outbreak? And how can we build resilience to plan ahead for future times of crisis?
To support you and your family’s mental health during COVID-19, clinical psychologists from Peel Children’s Centre are offering free webinars for parents/caregivers on a variety of topics, such as: making and maintaining routines during school closure; coping with COVID-19 anxiety; understanding and supporting stress in kids; caregiver self-care and more!
COVID-19 has placed a tremendous strain on individuals and families across the country. Many people are concerned about their physical and mental well being. Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources you can share with families to help, including modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.
These are challenging times, for children, for parents, for teachers. For all of us. Roots of Empathy has developed a series of mental health and well-being videos designed for parents of elementary school children. The videos are available in 18 languages, including six Indigenous languages.
In the coming weeks, many families will find the stresses of full time parenting and staying inside with children to be a significant challenge. Triple P- Positive Parenting Program has developed two resources to help. 10 Tips for Parenting in Uncertain Times is now available in Arabic, Dutch, English, German and Spanish. Parenting During COVID-19 is also available in English and French.
Here is a helpful list of multi-language resources and factsheets on COVID-19 for you to share with the newcomer families in your program!
Here's a helpful series of multilingual COVID-19 signs and posters for you to share, print and post.
Widespread school closures have sent a ripple effect into parent communities as many scramble to find ways to smoothly transition into at-home life with kids. And the secret is a lot easier than you might think: develop a routine, and stick to it! Here are some ideas to share with parents, and free online learning for kids.
Families Canada produces resources and programming to help newcomers settle in Canada? Explore their website to find resources to support your work with newcomer families, including parent resources like this Family Life in Canada Video Series for Parents.
tips to help parents and children enjoy winter activities safely.