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
- Making the Most of Visits:
A Time to Bond about how a former Parent Advocate shares advice on making the most of your visits (#2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and especially 8).
- What You Need to Know:
How to Self Advocate. It is important that you get time with your children even if it’s virtual.
- Handling Painful Feelings:
Fight or Flight on coping with anger and sadness during visits.
- 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.