New WV Resource Guide for Caregivers: Caring for Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

During this difficult time, we know we are all facing challenges that seem daunting and for which we may feel unprepared. But there are people that rely on us - in some cases, both our children and our parents are looking to us for assurance, support, and guidance during these uncertain times. In addition, we need to take care of ourselves, so that we can be there for them.

At TEAM for WV Children, we are happy to provide you with this new WV Resource Guide for Caregivers: Caring for Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis. The Resource Guide is intended to help families and caregivers navigate life with children through the pandemic and the days that follow.

COVID-19 has created a common denominator of stress and challenge for most families. It has created new risk factors and heightened existing ones. It demonstrates for us that any family can experience challenges that need to be addressed. All families need strong protective factors and all have strengths and capacities. Research tells us that family protective factors are all critically important for families to remain strong. This Guide is organized by each of the five Protective Factors that research shows help strengthen families, and gives you tips and concrete resources (links) to information you can use when families have questions.

We hope that you will use this Resource Guide to help your family and other families get through this difficult and unprecedented challenge, and that we will all be better for it on the other side.

If you have additional resources, please send them to me, so we can add them in updated versions of the guide.

Thank you for all that you are doing to help children and families thrive.

Stay safe!
Jim

Jim McKay
State Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
A program of TEAM for West Virginia Children
Pronouns: he, him, his
3741 Lindberg Way, Weirton, WV 26062
Cell: (304) 617-0099
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Website: www.teamwv.org

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