How do I keep my kids feeling safe, informed and happy...and me* too?!

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Explaining Coronavirus To Kids, And The Science Of Soap.

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. We’re answering questions about the virus with infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics. And chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales on the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.

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The ultimate kids' guide to the new coronavirus.

A new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 is spreading across the globe. Kids like you are likely wondering, "Will school be closed?" and, "Should I be worried about getting sick?" To help guide you through a confusing situation, here are answers from science to all the questions you may have. 

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7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for all of us, including children and teens. During stressful times, not matter what their age, children want to know three basic things...read more

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Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis.

How can you keep kids entertained during the coronavirus crisis? Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you’re living that WFH life right now, there are plenty of ways to keep the whole family from going stir-crazy. In fact, here are 125 ideas for kids to avoid cabin fever during the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more here

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"Goats and Soda: Stories of Life in a Changing World."

That's the name of NPR's new blog, covering health and all sorts of development around the world. The latest news and global perspective on the pandemic and other health issues around the world.

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Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest.

It's important to reassure children, to ask whether they have questions and to stress safety, said Dr. Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist at the nonprofit Child Mind Institute. The institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both offer tips on talking to children.

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North Clackamas Information & Resources.

All related to mental health, substance use disorder, parent and family resources, internet access, and LGBTQIA+-specific supports. Also included are food distribution locations in the North Clackamas School District area.

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Parent Support

"Talk It Over” Support Group  

 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  supportive place for families of children with a mental health barrier and/or substance abuse. For more information contact Margaret at 503-737-9971. 

Parent Support Group  

Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM                               For parents and caregivers of children/adolescents with mental health differences . Register by calling Dana at 503-501-2367 . 

"Awkward Moms Unanimous  

 If you are in the Greater Portland area, feel a little strange in the Mom world, and are craving female connection, please join us at one of our awesomely awkward meetups! Let's start embracing the awkward and stop feeling so alone in this crazy world we live in. Website: www.awkwardmomsunanimous.com

Meet-Up Support Groups

A variety of meet-up groups for mothers, fathers, single parents, and others. https://www.meetup.com/cities/us/or/portland/parents-family/

Call us:

503-344-5050

Email us:

info@namicc.org

Find us: 

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501

Milwaukie, OR 97222

Office hours: 10am - 6pm

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