EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR PROGRAMS
COVID-19 Prevention & Preparedness
COVID-19 is a serious worldwide pandemic that is impacting our daily lives in numerous ways. In an effort to help with prevention and preparedness, CDVSA is providing links to key resources that can assist employers, service providers, shelter programs and the general public for consistent and accurate information.
CDVSA COVID-19 Updates to our 35 funded programs with current information, changes to practices and opportunities. Copies of these Updates are now available online at CDVSA COVID-19 Updates below.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! 1-800-799-7233
Information for shelters, DV/SA services, and other CDVSA funded programs
During a public health crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, when public health officials recommend “social distancing”
to slow the spread of infection, technology tools may help support shifting to a remote workplace, mobile advocacy, and
General information about COVID-19
communicating with survivors. In considering new technology, survivors must be at the center of our decision-making. This
is true in ordinary times and must still apply even in a public health crisis. National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety
Net Project hosted 4 webinars in March to discuss considerations for using digital services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each webinar was recorded and posted at TechSafety.org.
To supplement these webinars, please visit resources specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic, and our entire Digital Services
Toolkit in English and in Spanish.
Resources for victims/survivors
- Webinar 1: For Decision-Makers: Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Webinar 2: For Decision Makers: Privacy Matters: Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Webinar 3: For IT Staff: Privacy Matters: Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Webinar 4: For Advocates: Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Futures without violence:
- Psychology today article: If You Are Locked Down With Someone Who May Become Violent:
Information for parents
- DC Coalition against Domestic Violence:
Broader resources to help families, caregivers and children:
- Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff and others working with children (CDV):
- Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource (Associations of School Psychologists):
- A variety of Early childhood related Federal Agencies and Programs with links to resources about services (including child care, child welfare, head start) as well as flexibilities and guidance for programs amidst the COVID (This page will continue to be updated)
- Specific information about TANF:
- Specific Head Start Resources:
- Early Intervention Part C Resources:
- Food Programs and Child Nutrition Resources and related administrative ease during Coronavirus
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau and HRSA Resources
- The United Way Community Response and Recovery Fund: United Way’s 211 number connects people affected by COVID-19 with food, housing, utility, and health care resources.
- Help Me Grow Alaska! Resources for working with children during the COVID - 19 Crisis
Resources for Working Remotely
- The Fourth Semester project provides a great resource for new parents and includes information about COVID-19 and also how the new guidelines for staying safe may be impacting new mothers.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
- A variety of Early childhood related Federal Agencies and Programs with continuously updated links to resources about services (including child care, child welfare, head start) as well as flexibilities and guidance for programs amidst the COVID h
- A Health & Safety Toolkit for Alaskans with Disabilities
- Using technology to communicate:
- How to Operate Remotely:
- Best Practices for Mobile Advocacy: