The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2020
This factsheet provides tips to help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family—both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope. The associated COVID-19 Resources page provides handouts, factsheets, coloring pages, and videos to support parents and caregivers to provide safe, stable and sensitive care to children during a public health crisis.
For parents in substance use disorder treatment or in recovery who are not able to access their traditional face-to-face support services through professionals and group supports, several virtual resources are available for support, including:
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- The Journey Recovery Project’s online community with information and resources for parents in recovery.
- Unity Recovery, which provides online recovery support group meetings five times daily, including a family and loved one recovery support meeting, a weekly LGBTQ+ meeting, and a Women’s Only recovery meeting.
- A free research-based smartphone app to help people with recovery from substance use.
- Online treatment and recovery resources from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation at its Virtual Addiction Treatment and Recovery Support webpage, including one-on-one, group, and family treatment and peer support resources.
- An online addiction recovery community, In the Rooms, which provides support for those seeking help for addiction and for their families, friends, and allies.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Virtual Recovery Resources listing (PDF 245 KB) provides virtual resources for individuals in treatment and recovery.