During the current COVID-19 crisis, many parents are settling into their new routine of turning their living rooms and kitchens into classrooms for their children as public and private school systems are transitioning their learning online. But for many kids (and parents), this is an entirely new experience and may cause some challenging times.
“We know how hard it is for all of these parents to now have to become teachers for their children while still taking care of all of their other responsibilities,” says Edrica McDowell, Community Services Program Manager at Centerstone. “Thankfully, most schools are finding creative ways to continue educating the children even when they’re not in the physical classrooms. And we’re seeing many other groups and organizations step up to offer helpful resources as people of all ages try to survive and thrive in this difficult time.”
To help make the most out of this new “normal,” we’ve put together some tips that parents may find helpful in ensuring their children are getting the most from their in-home education.
Through this crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video).
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.
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