Social Story to Assist with Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Social Story – Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine created by The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (@ThinkEquitable) to help adults with developmental disabilities prepare for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Family To Family Chat – Time for Transition: STABLE Savings

          

 

 

Time for Transition: STABLE Savings

       Thursday, Feb 18, 2021  – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Preparing for life after high school includes preparing for financial stability. A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, if they’re spent on Qualified Disability Expenses.

What does that mean for your family? Join PIC and the Governor’s Commission on Disability for our next chat to learn more!

Register at – http://bit.ly/FebTransition

A confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting will be sent to you.

 

NHFV is Hiring a Developmental Screening Care Coordinator

NH Family Voices has been empowering and informing Granite State families and the professionals who serve them for over twenty-five years. Our organization helps families and professionals create collaborative working partnerships to provide the support and services needed for ALL children to reach their fullest potential.

Position Overview: The Developmental Screening Care Coordinator position is a currently 37.5 hour a week grant-funded position through 12/31/22.

The DSCC will provide energy and enthusiasm in both development and delivery of a centralized access point for families of young children seeking screening and/or follow-up referral assistance.  The person hired must have the ability to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority hiring will be given to an individual with lived experience as a parent.

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Education, Human Services, or related field.

Essential Functions: Oversee centralized data management and reporting,

  •  Maintain centralized resource directory for family supports,
  •  Actively seek and process referrals for screenings completed by families not connected to a Family Resource Center, and
  •  Document referrals and follow-ups for families served by Family Resource Centers.
  •  Prepare detailed reports and records accurately in a timely manner.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Experience working with families, schools, early childhood service providers, child care providers, and community organizations
  • Child screening/assessment knowledge and experience
  • Belief and experience in building partnerships
  • Interest in system development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and Zoom
  • Data entry experience
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter describing how they meet the qualifications and requirements of this position and resume to Terry Ohlson-Martin at tom@nhfv.org. NO PHONE CALLS

The Parent Information Center/NH Family Voices is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

 

NEW Family and Children’s Books related to COVID-19

These are NEW free downloadable and e-books for children and families on aspects of COVID-19.  NH Family Voices has collected and compiled this listing for your easy access. For more titles check our Lending Library listing of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

“Maurice Masked Up” – When a librarian is having difficulty with the children in her class about wearing a mask… Maurice the talking book steps up to give reason’s why.

 

“Why We Stay Home” – Two medical students wrote this book to help children understand the coronavirus, how to recognize the symptoms and ways to stay safe. Also available in (Spanish), (French), & (Portuguese)

 

 

A Kids Guide to Coronavirus – This colorful picture book gives them the answers they’ve been looking for, explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow. Also available in Spanish, Portuguese, & Romanian

 

 

“Dave the Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus” – Nurse Dotty the owl helps Dave the Dog understand COVID-19 and eases his fears.

 

 

“Bray Bray Conquers The Coronavirus” – This installment in the Adventures of Bray Bray empowers kids to do their part to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

“We’re Going To Be OK” – Two doctors wrote this book geared toward children of color as they navigate the pandemic.

 

 

“What Color Is Today?” focuses on the way the pandemic can impact people emotionally.

 

 

Rainbows In The Window – Meet Amos and his mom. They’re sheltering at home. Find out how they use their imaginations and huge hearts to bring their neighborhood together. And how you can too.

 

 

“The Germ That Wears a Crown” – This coloring and activity book aims to help kids cope with the stress and uncertainty of 2020.

 

 

 

“Princess Black, Case of the Cornavirus”  Comic book style.

 

 

 

“Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind”SpottyWot and DottyWot, have just arrived back on Planet WotWot and the Kiddets want to throw them a ‘Welcome Home’ party. But wait! What if their heroes have brought sneezes back from planet Earth! The party will need to wait as the Kiddets learn three important ways to take care of their heroes and themselves: Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind. Also available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and Hungarian.

Kinship & Relative Care Guide

New Hampshire Children’s Trust just released the Kinship & Relative Care Guide The guide walks kinship caregivers through various options and how to connect with Kinship Navigators spread throughout the Granite State at Family Resources Centers.

New From PIC – COVID-19 Learning Experience Diary

COVID-19 Learning Experience Diary

Learning during the pandemic has been challenging for children, parents and teachers.  When children are having a tough time, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what is going on and how to fix it.  Parents can use the Covid-19 Learning Experience Diary to keep track of how their child is doing throughout the various portions of their day, regardless of what type of instruction is taking place. It should be used to record both difficulties and positive experiences. Then the sheets (data) can be shared with the school and/or IEP Team to identify and put into place solutions that meets your child’s needs.

Watch Me Grow NH

Unfortunately NH’s Watch Me Grow website experienced corruption and is unable to be retrieved. As a collaborator with WMG NH, NH Family Voices has established two new pages on our website as WMG NH. Please visit and browse the materials available.. click here.

Developmental Screening Podcast

NH Family Voices staff sits down with Dr.Nina Sand-Loud, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and has a conversation about developmental screening, tools and questionnaires used, the role of parents, and the benefits it provides to growing children.

(Podcast Transcript –Developmental Screening)

 

YES.. We Are OPEN

Because our staff are all parents of children/young adults with special healthcare needs we are working from home and supporting families and professionals through e-mail and social media  and telephone support. We are checking our messages multiple times during the day, so PLEASE leave a message and we will get back to you quickly. Book and materials requested are sent out once a week. Thank-you for your patience as we join you and others in keeping all safe.

Family and Children’s Books related to COVID-19

In the last month many free downloadable books for children and families on aspects of COVID-19 have been circulating on the web and social media. NH Family Voices has collected and compiled this listing for your easy access.

 Coronavirus a Book for Children -This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses several key questions. The age range is recommended for children 6-years-old and above.

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 – Features a creature named Ario, who helps explain how children can protect against the virus and cope with the complicated emotions around the world dealing with a pandemic, according to a release from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), which is part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This book is available in 29 languages  Click here to access.

Join Captain Corona as he takes a group of children on an adventure through the community introducing them to a team of 19 brave warriors whose selfless efforts keep us alive. Captain Corona celebrates health care workers, custodians, journalists, store clerks, teachers, scientists, and more.

HELLO This short book was created to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. It will invite children to express how they are feeling and validate their emotions, comfort them by explaining that caregivers will keep them safe and introduce some precaution measures that will allow them to feel empowered. This book is available in 25 different languages Click here to access.NABU created the COVID-19 Health collection with the support of experts in the field of health, neuroscience and child development, and a team of authors who pitched in to create information-rich, compelling stories. Translations are available click here to access.

The Virus-Stopping Champion is one of four stories from the collection aiming to help address the confusion and misinformation of COVID-19. Featuring a child superhero who learns how to prevent the spread of the virus, the story touches on the courageous steps every child and their family can take to fight COVID 19. From handwashing, social distancing and the importance of staying home The Virus-Stopping Champion can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

I Love You helps children cope with the emotional impact of not being able to visit their elderly relatives.Touching on the the global nature of the COVID-19 it helps kids understand that this situation is affecting children all over the world no matter their age, skin colour or the language that they speak. As children and families around the world struggle to stop the spread of COVID-19, NABU hopes the power of these diverse storybooks will share vital information that could save lives.

Coronavirus What is it? A story for children to give them information about Coronavirus. It explains what it is, how it is spread, how to protect ourselves and what quarantine is.

Click here for French             Click here for Russian
Click here for Spanish           Click here for Greek
Click here for Arabic

Even Astronauts Practice Social Distancing – This is a story meant to answer children’s questions about the Coronavirus. It teaches children about how to practice social distancing, wear masks, and answers questions about how long we will need to stay at home.

 

Wearing A Mask – A social narrative for children. This story is for children who may need to wear a mask in public due to COVID-19. It is important to prepare children for big changes in these unprecedented day. In Spanish

 

 

Getting a Haircut with a Mask– This story can be read to little ones to prepare them for a haircut during this time of COVID-19.

 

 

Putting A Mask on My Toys -This story is for young children. It can help familiarize them with masks during this time of COVID-19 with a little story about putting a mask on stuffed animals, dolls and toys and playing peek-a-boo with them. It also talks about playing peek-a-boo with family members with a mask. In addition, there is a teddy bear, bunny, doll and car that can be cut out along with a mask to cut out and put on those “toys”. There are 5 coloring pages with pictures/scenes with masks being worn.

 

Coloring Books

 

“Learn About the Coronavirus,” a coloring book created by St. Jude to help the hospital’s patients and children in general understand the virus and its associated health problems.

 

King Covid and the Kids Who Cared (Abridged –  24 pages) Recommended for ages 4-6

King Covid and the Kids Who Care (Unabridged – 36 pages) Recommended for ages 7-9

 

 

Wearing A Mask

 

 

Others books that relate

 

I Can Be Safe and Healthy by Washing My Hands!

¡Puedo estar seguro y saludable lavándome las manos!

 

The Little Book of Germs – Activity book to find where germs are hiding

 

 

Why Can’t I Go to School

¿Porque no puedo ir a la escuela?