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April 16, 2020
As Miami-Dade County comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to dedicate our Parenting Our Children Newsletter to dealing with the parental side of managing the crisis.
Telehealth Visits 101: Prepping and Expectations
COVID-19, pediatric ‘visits’ and mental health are all on the virtual examining room table

The web can be a very scary place when looking for answers to medical questions. Anyone with even mild traits of a hypochondriac will know the pitfalls of looking to the internet to diagnose, treat or otherwise care for and learn about different sicknesses, diseases and viruses.  Read more
A doctor speaks with a father and son over a cell phone.
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Staying Connected with Grandparents
Tips for keeping in touch during social distancing times

Being quarantined due to the coronavirus – and being separated from friends and family – isn’t easy, especially when it comes to grandparents and their grandchildren. Because COVID-19 disproportionally affects older adults, it’s more important than ever to maintain proper social distance.  Read more
A teenager visits with her grandparents on her tablet.
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Easterseals South Florida Extends its Reach Into Homes
Online classes, instructive videos target special needs children

The same challenges and fears that apply to all children during the coronavirus pandemic are heightened in children with disabilities and those requiring special attention. As well as the general anxieties and uncertainties swirling around children, often what is good for the general population of kids is not advantageous to this segment of the populous.  Read more
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Other News
Miami-Dade County Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho tweets that a return to school this (school) year is not only unlikely but imprudent

The Florida Department of Children and Families announced that food stamp recipients will be able to buy groceries online from Walmart or Amazon

Parent and Educators Platforms Resource Guide

Miami-Dade County Public Schools began its 2nd week of distance learning with a high rate of student attendance

Miami-Dade County Public Schools have distributed more than half-a-million meals, with "grab and go" service continuing

Celebrate Earth Day with Acts of Green from Your Screen April 20-27

Free Uber and Lyft rides for late-night essential travel after suspension of late Metrobus service

Miami-Dade County is printing unemployment forms for pick up at some libraries

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspends evictions and foreclosures for the next 45 days

Free developmental and behavioral screenings in English and Spanish, and corresponding resources for children in Miami-Dade County

Census continues despite coronavirus pandemic
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information

  • Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page also has updates as well as a listing of additional online resources. Click Here

  • Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page. Click Here

  • The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus. Click Here