Supports and strategies for parents when child care is not available
Talking to Children About the Pandemic – Guidance - Ontario Ministry of Health
Parenting tips for parenting during the coronavirus outbreak - Unicef
Also see Grey Bruce Health Unit COVID-19 and Mental Health Supports
Also see Grey Bruce Health Unit Parenting Information and Supports
Parenting Tips and Strategies from World Health Organization:
COVID Parenting Tip #1 – One on One Time
COVID Parenting Tip #2 - Keeping it Positive
COVID Parenting Tip #3 – Structure Up
COVID Parenting Tip #4 – Bad Behaviour
COVID Parenting Tip #5 - Talking About COVID
Other COVID-19 Parenting Resources:
COVID-19 and Domestic Violence
Home isn’t always a safe place and isolation during COVID-19 may make some situations worse. Plan for your safety if you are dealing with family violence. If you are in immediate danger call 911. Violence is never okay.
TEXT CRISIS NUMBER: 226-974-0755 - Women's Centre Grey Bruce is now offering their 24/7 crisis line service through text. A staff member will be there on the other end to chat anytime, whenever you're ready.
A comprehensive Guide to Safety Planning (PDF format) in domestic violence situations can be downloaded from Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth.
On site Safety Planning 24/7 for victims and survivors of domestic abuse: Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey (Kincardine), The Women’s Centre (Grey & Bruce) (Owen Sound) and Kaebashiwin Place of Rest (Saugeen First Nation).
Telephone Safety Planning is available 24/7 by contacting Violence Against Women Crisis Lines:
- Women’s House: 1 800 265-3026
- Women’s Centre: 1 800 265-3722
- Victim Services 1-866-376-9852
Shelters for Women and Children:
The Men’s Program:
Due to COVID-19 groups are not running. During normal operation, The Men’s Program offers a variety of programming including:
Partner Assault Response (PAR) groups for men
Partner Assault Response (PAR) groups for women
My Dad’s Group (a positive parenting program for men)
My Mom’s Group (a positive parenting program for women)
The Male Survivor Program (one to one counselling for men who experienced sexual violence as children or adolescents)
Male Survivors in Ontario have access to a 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services at 1-866-887-0015 from the Government of Ontario
Victim Support Line
To talk with an information and referral counsellor, call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888
Also visit, Program and Services for Victims of Crime