Planning Now for the Echo Pandemic:
Tips for Family Court Professionals Resources
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On April 15, 2020, the Hon. Dianna J. Gould-Saltman (USA) and Prof. Michael Saini (Canada) discussed the anticipated effects (e.g. higher rates of divorce, intimate partner violence, and child abuse) and the consequences of halting the family court system to control the spread of the virus (e.g. backlogs, delays, etc.). The purpose of this webinar was to consider creative, innovative and differential approaches to respond to the increased pressures on family court services, to improve access to justice, and to harness our collective strength to help navigate families through this crisis.
The Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman is a Judge for Los Angeles County Superior Court in California and former President of AFCC.
Prof. Michael Saini is Associate Professor and holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) : COVID-19 Resources and Updates
National Centre of State Courts: Coronavirus & The Courts
Find suggestions for talking to children about COVID-19, parenting through crises, and more.
Caring for Each Other Initiative - Sesame Street
How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Massachusetts General Hospital
Pandemic 2020: Our Stuck at Home Guide to Food, Fun and Conversation - The Family Dinner Project
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Parenting Through Community Crises & Disasters - Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program
Taking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource - National Association of School Psychologists
Helpful Resources to Avoid Potential Triggers During These Uncertain Times
Information on how to support the wellbeing and emotional resilience of healthcare workers during this crisis.
Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - National Center for PTSD
Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Tips for helping anyone cope with difficult emotions and maintain their mental health amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources - Anxiety and Depresssion Association of America
Coronavirus Sanity Guide - Ten Percent Happier
Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - American Psychiatric Association
Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety - Harvard Health Publishing
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak - World Health Organization (WHO)
Information on the practice of telehealth and telepsychology.
Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology - American Psychological Association
Informed Consent Checklist for Telepsychological Services - American Psychological Association
Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Taking Care of Patients During the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Guide for Psychiatrists - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Temporary/Telepsychological Practice and COVID-19 - Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)