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:
- 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.
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