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As you’re all aware, this difficult time has families facing challenges that seem daunting and for which we may feel unprepared. But there are people that rely on us–in some cases, both our children and our parents are looking to us for assurance, support, and guidance during these uncertain times. In addition, we need to take care of ourselves, so that we can be there for them. But no one ever told us how to do that! How do we know the right answers?

We do not claim to have all of the answers, but we’re happy to use our collective resources to provide you with this WV Resource Guide for Caregivers: Caring for Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis.

This Resource Guide is intended to help navigate life with children through the pandemic and the days that follow. COVID-19 has created a common denominator of stress and challenge for most families. It has created new risk factors and heightened existing ones. It demonstrates for us that any family can experience problems that need to be addressed. All families need strong protective factors and all have strengths and capacities. Research tells us that the protective factors are all critically important for families to remain strong. This Guide is organized by each of the Protective Factors and gives you tips and concrete resources (links) to information you can use when families have questions.

We hope that you will use this Resource Guide to help your family and other families get through this difficult and unprecedented challenge, and that we will all be better for it on the other side.

Thank you for all that you are doing to help children and families thrive. Stay safe.


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> shorter link to Resource Guide on TEAM for WV Children Website:

EXAMPLES of information in the guide:

Table of Contents

  • West Virginia Resource Guide for Caregivers in the Time of COVID-19 PG 1
  • Hotlines and Helplines PG 2
  • COVID-19 Websites PG 3
  • Parental Resilience PG 4
  • Social Connections PG 5
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need PG 6
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development PG 7
  • Social and Emotional Competencies of Children PG 9
  • What is COVID-19? PG 10
  • Have You Lost Your Health Insurance? PG 12
  • Reframe the Behavior PG 13


Resources in each protective factor area:







CONTACT: Jessica Dianellos, MS

Community Partnerships Coordinator

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia

A program of TEAM for West Virginia Children

185 Pine Ridge Rd., Scott Depot, WV 25560

P: (304) 552-4000


RESOURCE: WV Resource Guide for Caregivers from PCA WV