Information for Parents and Families


Helping Children understand COVID-19

A new virus such as the one that causes COVID-19 can create anxiety for us all and can be especially difficult for children to understand.

COVID-19 and Bullying Infosheet

Helping children understand COVID-19 A resource from Grey Bruce Health Unit

Maintaining the Health and Well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children and Teens During COVID-19

The Free COVID-19 Misinformation Toolkit for Kids (and Parents!) at Home


The Big Alone

The Big Alone is a Children’s book about COVID-19. Available for Download here in multiple languages


A kids book about Covid-19

A book about COVID-19 for children.  Available for Download here or other languages.



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:

Keep it positive


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


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