Support for Parents & Caregivers

  • Parent Tips- WHO – To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six 1-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to you and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.
  • Online Parent Support Community – Families are facing unprecedented challenges due to circumstances surrounding #COVID19. In response, @partnershipdrugfree invites you to join a new community for parents and caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances. 
  • Mobile Counseling is offering counseling long or short term to anyone ages 8 to 80 for FREE or a small donation. They have a temporary license to do telehealth approved by the State of Vermont.
    Tina Tarryk, MS MHC, PhD(c) 833-246-6624
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network– Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • How to Help Teens Shelter in Place – Advice for parents struggling to explain why isolation is important for teens and why developmentally isolation is hard for adolescents.
  • My Family Matters videos – Topics including self-care, structure, conflict resolution, self-assertion, trauma.
  • Parenting Guide of LGBTQ+ Teens – Resources, terms, and tips from local LGBTQ+ teens. 
  • Common Sense Media– Helps parents with suggestions of age-appropriateness on all things media.
  • Parent’s Ultimate Guide to Online Parental Control- To help you have some control over what your children have access to online.
  • Parent Up VT – Tools  for parents/caregivers to help you guide your teen as they navigate the challenges of substances, as well as mental health.
  • Discussing Racial Injustice and Police Brutality  – This is an active list of resources to help you talk and think about it with kids! Created by WSESU Diversity and Equity Committee in solidarity with the People and Black Lives Matter.
  • Parenteen Connect provides tools for parents and teens to connect and communicate. Loaded with engaging videos, quizzes, and practical advice, students and their families gain new perspectives and strategies to get on the same page about the typically tough topics of screen time, independence, responsibility, and communication.

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