New website helps families navigate COVID-19

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April 16, 2020 – Families are adjusting and readjusting to new normals during the COVID-19 outbreak, searching for reliable answers. Douglas Education Service District (ESD) and Take Root Parenting collaborated and launched Douglasesd4U.org, a website resource to support parents and caregivers living in Douglas, Lake and Klamath counties. 
 
The mobile-friendly design includes links to more than 50 resources and is divided into three sections: COVID-19, Parent Resources and Home Learning. Local and statewide updates about the virus are included as well as ways to help children process disruptions in routines and understand the importance of social distancing. 
 
Alongside navigating distance learning for children, many parents are figuring out how to work remotely, scrambling to find childcare or facing unemployment. The website’s content responds to current needs and provides information about Distance Learning for All, emergency childcare, goods and services assistance, health and safety, mental health resources, stress management, food assistance locations and confidential help hotlines. Also provided are activity ideas for families and children of all ages, addressing relational, physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
 
A variety of resources are included because if one resource is needed, additional resources are likely needed. 
 
Douglas ESD wants families to know that there are caring people at agencies prepared to offer assistance. Updates will be made to resources as needed.  
 
For more details about the website, visit www.douglasesd4u.org. To learn more about Douglas ESD and Take Root Parenting, visit www.douglasesd.k12.or.us.