A Message from StarVista’s Child and Parent Services (CAPS) Program
Allow us to e-introduce ourselves. We are the Child and Parent Services Program of StarVista. The Child and Parent Services Program provides short-term, strength-based therapy and family partner services in San Mateo, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Daly City, and the Coast.
We wanted to reach out to you during this challenging time we are all facing and offer some support and useful tips to help us get through our day to day challenges. We hope these will prove useful to you and your family.
Some helpful tips for parents/caregivers:
Guided meditation such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19PdslW7iw
Talk to a friend or family on the phone
Think or write down five things you are thankful/grateful for
“How to Talk to your Kids about the News and Protect their Sense of Safety” on safety.com
Some helpful tips for children:
Practice deep breathing in your favorite place in the world
(If you don’t have a favorite place in the world you can be creative and create your very own)
Make your own book
Activities for families:
Play board games
Play with puzzles
Play indoor games: hot potato, heads up seven up and other indoor games!
Useful websites for children and families:
Children 0-5 Sesame Street has created videos and helpful ways to describe through videos and handouts what is currently happening in their environment. There are helpful tips for parents as well. Click here for the link.
The American Pediatric Association is a great resource for parents! The website currently has helpful tips for parents regarding the current challenges we are all facing. The website offers helpful tips on parenting and how to have conversations with children about what is happening. Click here to visit this resource.
Learn more about Child and Parent Services: star-vista.org/programs/child-and-parent-services