Covid-19 Family Resources
At Alexandria Place Therapy, our goal is always to provide a safe, supportive environment for our clients, both children and adults. Today, with the threat of Covid-19, we understand that everyone is looking for guidance about how to manage their own worries, and the worries of their kiddos. We have put together a list of some of our favorite family resources. It might be helpful to sit down and talk together about what’s happening, and provide some space for children to share their questions and worries together with you. And, as parents, it’ll be important to remember to practice good self-care, in order to better be able to support your children.
It’s also a good idea to find some family friendly activities to help refocus our energies away from these worries. These might include: family game night, movies together, taking walks or hikes in this beautiful spring weather, cooking or baking together, and working on some fun craft activities. In addition to the resources below, you’ll see our wellness update for clients, that will fill you in on how we are doing the very best we can to continue to offer a safe and supportive space for our clients in our offices.
And, let’s keep in mind the comforting words of Mr. Fred Rogers, in times of crisis:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Our Favorite Kiddo Resources
How to talk to very young children about the coronavirus: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-talking-about-the-coronavirus
Fairfax County’s Coronavirus Hotline: (703) 267-3511
Questions about coronavirus open from 9:30 am-9 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am – 5 pm on weekends.
Alexandria Place Therapy Wellness Update Updated March 13, 2020 Given the current and ongoing concerns about keeping everyone healthy, Alexandria Place Therapy wants to clarify our policy on cancellations due to illness and assure you that we are taking necessary precautions to clean and care for our space. We ask that at the start of […]
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