As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many parents and teachers are wondering how to talk to children about the impacts of an evolving virus in a way that will be reassuring and not make them more worried than they already may be. There are no “right” or “wrong” ways to talk with children about such public health emergencies. However, here are some suggestions one may find helpful:
As schools in South Florida decide whether to pursue in-person classes, virtual, or hybrid options for our children, it is best to provide them with a sense of stability. Consider low-risk activities that children can do inside the home that also provide them with a feeling of normalcy and calm. Make time to meditate, get crafty, or simply chat to further support their emotional health and creativity.
Make sure not to neglect additional health risks. This year, more than ever, back-to-school vaccinations are essential.
Following a telehealth visit with a Care Resource medical provider, an individual can access curbside vaccinations. In addition to vaccinations, the health center is offering back-to-school kits. Whether at school or at home, your little ones will be ready to learn this year.
In order to make a telehealth appointment, please call (305) 576-1234. Download the Zoom app to your Android or IOS device or visit Zoom.US from your computer. When it is time for the appointment, the provider will call you to provide the meeting ID number.
Care Resource’s medical providers, behavioral health therapists, and every member of the health center’s frontline staff are here for the community during these challenging times.