Care & Safety for You and Your Family During the COVID-19

Care & Safety for You and Your Family During the COVID-19

Dear Families,

The stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting families in various ways, and these resources can help you and your family stay safe and calm during this challenging, and uncertain time.

With schools closing, it’s also important to consider how you can keep your children who are old enough to stay home alone safe while you’re working. Please see the articles below that can help you discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with your children based on their age, and set rules and limits.

Also, when adjusting the environment for their increased safety, please don’t forget to secure alcohol, tobacco, prescription and over-the-counter medication, and firearms. Even well-behaved children make impulsive decisions based on natural curiosities that get them into trouble when bored.

Stay well!
CT Suicide Advisory Board

For the latest information about Connecticut, call 211, text CTCOVID to 898211 or visit ct.gov/coronavirus

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