COVID-19

Webinar: Supporting Families and Caregivers of Infants and Young Children Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York City Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) hosted a webinar titled Supporting Families and Caregivers of Infants and Young Children Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic presented by Gerard Costa, Ph.D. & Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D.

In this webinar, Drs. Joy Osofsky and Gerard Costa addressed the impact of the changes in our world and personal lives brought about by COVID-19. Special attention was given to the ways in which infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are affected when their usual routines are disrupted and their ability to manage stress and stay regulated are compromised. These changes were described through developmental and relationship-based perspectives, highlighting the critical importance of establishing new routines to support co-regulating, attuned, and responsive relationships.

Insights from the brain sciences were described to better understand the ways in which infants, children, and adults may react around the fearful climate of COVID-19. Strategies for speaking with, supporting, and playing with infants and young children were presented. Importantly, the need for self-care of the adults in the lives of the children was addressed.

The recording, presentation slides, and additional information can be accessed here.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CVERAP)

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CVERAP)

Enrollment Period is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm

Completion of this pre-application does not guarantee placement in the COVID-19 ERAP.  

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance.  The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor.

Only one (1) pre-application per household will be acceptedAll participants will be selected through an online lottery process.

 

NJ Guidelines for June 15, 2020 Reopening Child Care Centers

Effective June 15, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 149 all child care programs operating in the State of New Jersey must comply with the requirements detailed in this guidance. Failure to do so may result in the prohibition of continued operation during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Noncompliance by licensed child care centers may also result in the suspension or revocation of an offending operator’s certificate of approval to operate. These requirements are imposed in conjunction with other applicable requirements imposed in law or regulation, or in the rare event that these requirements are in conflict with other law or regulation, the more stringent requirement shall be enforced.  This guidance is heavily derived from guidance documents produced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, in many instances it has been supplemented or modified to reflect the needs of New Jersey. In several areas, CDC recommendations have been replaced with mandates for New Jersey centers. In those instances, this guidance document is controlling.



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