Even during this uncertain time, it’s a sure thing that our children are still learning, growing, and developing. But, supporting a child’s healthy development can be simple and free! (And, it may even help relieve your stress.) Here are four steps to focus on right now.
This infographic explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them. It also offers some easy and concrete solutions to help caregivers ensure that both they and the children they care for don’t experience long-term effects of stress. Click HERE to see the full infographic from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.
CITE is pleased to offer this message and resources about Census 2020 from Advocates for Children of NJ!
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the importance of the social safety net (child care funding, Medicaid, SNAP, school meals, hospitals) has never been clearer, which makes it even more important to have an accurate Census count. The 2020 Census will determine the funding our schools, hospitals and communities get for the next decade!
Although the pandemic has impacted and delayed Census operations, people can still self-respond safely, confidentially and easily from home (online at 2020census.gov, over the phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail). It’s important that we emphasize this to parents and families to ensure all kids are counted.
Here are some ideas for action: Continue reading