The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of society in myriad ways, and foster homes are no exception.
Our Therapeutic Foster Care team hasn’t stopped working during this pandemic. It’s available as much as ever through Telehealth appointments and website resources.
In the meantime, our team wants to share plenty of other resources you can utilize in your foster home to get through the pandemic.
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Adult & Child Health foster home guidelines
Our team has devised this list of guidelines for foster parents to follow during the pandemic. As usual, our team is available to answer your questions. Please call 317-893-0207 or email Lynn Farmer, our Community Outreach Development Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others. This Centers for Disease Control graphic explains the basics on the virus, how it spreads and how to help prevent spreading. The CDC also lists guidelines on how to care for someone at home who has COVID-19.
- The Indiana State Department of Health shares its suggestions for preventing infection for close contacts.
- BeWell Indiana, a division of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), has a comprehensive site. It offers a call center for assistance, a resource guide and links to assistance for Hoosiers.
- The Indiana Department of Child Services lists specific guidelines for your foster home. It covers everything from doctor appointments to foster parent trainings.
- The Administration for Children and Families (ACF)’s Stafford Act explains the guidelines for foster home licensing, which have changed during the national emergency.
- The Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy lists several links for COVID-19 preparedness for the child welfare community.