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Parenting, Family, and Home Safety Resources

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. These resources include Helping Your Child Cope with Covid-19, Recommendations for Parents with Children Ages 2 – 12, and Recommendations for Parents with Children Ages 13 – 18.

Helping Your Child Cope with COVID-19
Recommendations for Parents with Children Ages 2-12
Recommendations for Parents with Children Ages 13-18

UNC Health launched the UNC Task Force for Childcare for Healthcare Workers, in partnership with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Here is the most current information on childcare resources for all of our healthcare coworkers. Visit the Child Care NC website for more information.

English Childcare Resources

Spanish Childcare Resources

National Parent Helpline for emotional support and parent advocacy

Available Monday - Friday, 1pm - 10 pm
1 855-427-2736

Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)

https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (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. https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/coronavirus-talking.asp

Additional Resources for Home Safety

● Everything You Need to Know About Home Safety for Kids of All Ages: Practical tips for preventing accidental falls, safe play, and child proofing your home: https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_venues/home


● Parent Resources for Maintaining Healthy Family Relationships, Dealing with Parenting Stress, and Tips for Parent-Child Communication
https://www.nationalcac.org/for-parents/


● Employees’ parents and grandparents who live independently may become isolated during social distancing. Provide your senior loved ones with tips for reducing their chance of falling in their home. https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/pdf/STEADI-Brochure-CheckForSafety-508.pdf

● Review top tips for Fire Safety & Prevention from the American Red Cross - With Restaurants Closed we may be cooking at home a lot more than usual. https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html

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