These are all resources, articles and tips recommended by WAF Members.
We Are Family does not endorse any content or organisation but would like to provide a place for members to share things they are finding useful at this time.
WAF exists to help adopters and prospective adopters provide support to each other. We know it's crucial this continues to happen despite the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In response to the outbreak, we have adjusted the way our support is delivered:
We are also delighted that our Adopt London families can access additional support during this time. To find about more about free services, click here Adopt London COVID-19 Support
This resource page is part of that response and aims to give your ideas, resources, and tips for you to explore. These links have been recommended by WAF Members.
If you would like to suggest something for this resources list, please email email@example.com
Self-Care for Parents
Looking after our physical health is important, and it is equally important that we look after our mental health. Below are resources and advice that you might wish to access:
Regulation Pathways There’s a lot of information being sent out about self-care. This “menu” is about trying different ways of looking after yourself, seeing how these ways affects your mood/body/emotional world and keeping a note of the good ones. sometimes when you are in a state of distress or lacking in energy you can’t always remember them.
Indigo Therapeutic Services There are various excellent resources available here, including free COVID-19 schools transition support resources and an emotional well-being family care package
Children’s Mental Health
Below is a set of resources that we thought might be useful in supporting your child or children with their mental health.
Supporting care-experienced children and young people during the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath from the British Psychological Society
Education & Activities for Kids
We know it can be overwhelming now, especially with lots of educational resources out there. Adopt London have put together a helpful list of resources, all in one document and you can access it here.
Other activities include:
code.org it is a great online coding course for kids, free and really engaging...
Éadaoin Bhreathnach, the Occupational Therapist and Attachment Counsellor behind the Scared Gang series for kids, has made this little book about the coronavirus: The Scared Gang have to stay at home.
Briony May Bakes is a youtube channel sharing baking tutorials with Makaton instructions
Articles, Podcasts & Websites
Hand in Hand Parenting - listening by connection, a fresh look at the healing powers of listening by Patty Wipfler and her team.
The Post Institute - is another must have during lockdown. Check out Bryan Post's daily doses on Post Institute's Facebook page.
Other organisations offering webinars and support: