The Children’s Trust prioritizes the health and safety of all our program participants and community members. We are closely monitoring guidelines regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
As we all take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the spread of COVID-19, we can’t forget the children and families who depend on our programs and support. As this situation continues to develop, we are working closely with our program partners across the state to respond quickly and address specific needs.
how we're supporting families:
We are working with over 100 child- and family-serving agencies across Massachusetts to quickly move most of face-to-face programs online.
All Babies Cry
We're offering new parents free, full access to watch helpful videos with practical advice on how to soothe your baby and yourself from experts, parents, and grandparents. Visit allbabiescry.com and use access code COVID19 to get started today.
Healthy Families Massachusetts
Home visitors are now using video chat technology to continue meeting regularly with parents. In fact, since March 10, more than 3,500 virtual visits have happened across the state. One participant said: “Thanks for sticking with me when everyone else closed up.”
Our Family Centers are also moving playgroups and parenting support groups online, using tools such as Facebook Live and Zoom. This gives parents the opportunity to connect with other parents from home while also giving their kids opportunities for stimulation and social engagement.
A full list of online playgroups, parenting support groups, and other resources can be found at onetoughjob.org.
As many struggle to find a new normal during this uncertain time, the Children’s Trust staff have been hard at work vetting and compiling lists of the very best resources available to help you manage.
The growing spread of COVID-19 has created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for many people, including children. Visit our parenting blog, one tough job, for carefully curated and up-to-date resources including information for parents, cleaning and sanitation tips, and activities to keep children engaged.
The work of family support professionals never stops and grows even more important during a crisis. We compiled some of the best resources available to help navigate your work during this unprecedented time. View that list here.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more on mass.gov.
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