COVID-19 Resources for Families
The Well-Being Program, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry, has created a set of resources for employees who are navigating the challenges of parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- National Parent Helpline: Providing emotional support and parent advocacy.
Available Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID-19): Talking points courtesy of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA): The ECTA is a national technical assistance center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs that focuses on building state and local system capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. Their website contains extensive resources for supporting children’s well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak, including resources for families of children with disabilities. Resources include messages on coronavirus and self-care in ASL.
COVID-19 Childcare Resources
UNC Health launched the UNC Task Force for Childcare for Healthcare Workers, in partnership with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The following childcare resources are available to all UNC Health teammates:
Visit the Child Care NC website for more information.
Beacon Program – For Patients, Faculty, and Employees Experiencing Interpersonal Abuse
A UNC based program for patients, faculty and employees experiencing interpersonal abuse and family violence. It includes services for children, victims of domestic abuse or intimate partner violence, human trafficking, workplace violence, sexual assault and the elderly. Other services offered are brief supportive counseling, safety planning, lethality assessments, limited financial assistance and education.
Visit the Beacon website, contact via phone at 984-974-0470 or via pager at 123-6880.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 800-799-7233
Resources for Home Safety
- Safe Kids: Everything you need to know about home safety for children of all ages, including: practical tips for preventing accidental falls, safe play and child proofing your home.
- National Children’s Advocacy Center: Parent resources for maintaining health family relationships, dealing with parenting stress and tips for parent-child communication.
- Home Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Employees’ parents and grandparents who live independently may become isolated during the pandemic. Provide your senior loved ones with tips for reducing their chance of falling in their home.
- American Red Cross: Review top tips for fire safety and prevention from the American Red Cross
- Guide to Home Safety with Kids: Courtesy of SafeHome.org, this all-encompassing guide provides tips on how parents and caregivers can protect their children at home when it comes to gym equipment, alcohol/liquor, prescription medications, stairs, driveways and more.