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Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2020
This factsheet provides tips to help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family—both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope. The associated COVID-19 Resources page provides handouts, factsheets, coloring pages, and videos to support parents and caregivers to provide safe, stable and sensitive care to children during a public health crisis.
For parents in substance use disorder treatment or in recovery who are not able to access their traditional face-to-face support services through professionals and group supports, several virtual resources are available for support, including:
The Journey Recovery Project’s online community with information and resources for parents in recovery.
Unity Recovery, which provides online recovery support group meetings five times daily, including a family and loved one recovery support meeting, a weekly LGBTQ+ meeting, and a Women’s Only recovery meeting.