Visiting During COVID – Resources for Parents

We know that if you’re visiting your children in foster care only by video or phone because of the pandemic, you are suffering. We hope this tip sheet and resources on coping with virtual visits, self-advocating and taking care of yourself can help you stay strong during this tough time. You will make it. You can get through this and get your children home. —WITH LOVE FROM THE RISE TEAM

Resources from Rise

More Rise TIPS for Visits:

  • What You Need to Know:
    How to Self Advocate. It is important that you get time with your children even if it’s virtual.
  • Helping Children Heal:
    A Special Connection about understanding what your child may want and need during visits.
    Eat, Play, Love about how visits helped a parent build a better relationship and become a supportive mother for her child.
    – Use the Visit Checklist.

Additional Resources

How to Support Your Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Family Justice Initiative Resources on How to Deliver High-Quality Legal Representation During the Pandemic

COVID-19 Resource Hub for Youth and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

Tips on How to Explain Coronavirus to a Child with Anxiety or ADHD

COVID-19 Special Edition: Episode of The Brain Architects podcast with tips on supporting child development during the pandemic

Parent Advocate shares parents’ fears and concerns about the pandemic

Parents share their struggles with visits during COVID-19

Social Service Specialist and Parent Advocate, Shrounda Selvenoff Parent on empathizing with parents

Video Guide to Remote Visits featuring Parent Advocate, Jason Bragg

Tip sheets about making the most of virtual visits from Rose Wentz: Long Distance Activities for Parents and Virtual Visits Recommendations by Age

NYC COVID-19 Financial Solidarity for Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Families Mutual Aid Project

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