Bottom Line Up Front:
- Family & Child Development remains open and available to serve you.
- We are offering “telehealth” (via HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing technology) sessions to clients who cannot or prefer not to come to the office.
- We are practicing aggressive cleaning and sanitizing measures to keep our office safe for clients who wish to meet face-to-face.
We are experiencing an unusual time in our country right now and all of us are being asked to take extra precautions to help slow the spread of coronavirus. FCD therapists are committed to your continuity-of-care and will work with you to accommodate your needs. The office of Family & Child Development will remain open as long as acceptable and permitted based on guidance from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and local government authorities. We will notify you if we are required to make changes to scheduled sessions.
Many insurance providers are approving telehealth as an allowable service under their policies, and several of our therapists have begun conducting their sessions using telehealth technology. While there will be some “growing pains” with this new process, we will work to ensure a smooth transition and a continuation of services. Please contact us for more information.
Unfortunately, the world wide web is never short of advice on all topics and from any manner of sources. We will attempt to provide links to high-quality information and expert advice you can really use:
Talking to Children about Coronavirus
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- How to talk to Children About Difficult News
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families with the Coronavirus
Caring for Yourself during the Coronavirus
- Tips to help manage anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook.
- Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks