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COVID-19 Resources & Parenting Tips

Raising children in today’s world is an exciting and daunting experience under normal circumstances, but this past year living with the pandemic has been extremely stressful. Balancing family and working and schooling at home has been so challenging for so many. Family Paths understands the pressures parents and caregivers face and over the past year (and since 1972) we’ve been providing support and resources to families throughout the East Bay. We hope the information we’ve curated from the web will give helpful insights as you navigate the full time job of parenting. Check back regularly for updated tips and articles.

RainbowHeartClick HERE for LGBTQIA-specific resource links in the SF Bay Area which include drop-in services, playgroups, youth groups, summer camps, parent and caregiver resources and groups, and crisis numbers. Many of the organizations not only serve youth, but all ages and provide a plethora of services.

Remember: You can call our Parenting Stress Helpline at 1-800-829-3777 any time you have a question about parenting skills, child development, behavior issues, and to access community resources. We are here to help with every day parenting stress.



We recommend these resources to mitigate hesitancy about the vaccine






Some Trusted Messengers:

  • Spanish-language resources from Washington State that answer some FAQ


Dr. Harrison Alter, Interim Medical Director, Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless – https://vimeo.com/500988831  The first 30 minutes is Dr. Alter’s presentation, and the remainder starting at about 31 minutes is Q&A.  You’ll recall Dr. Alter joined us for a Covid-19 workshop in September.

Making it Plain: What Black America Needs to Know about COVID-19 and Vaccines. In the video, leading Black health, faith, and social organizations join the nation’s top COVID-19 experts to address questions and concerns as we fight to protect Black lives together.


From Zero to Three – Staying Connected While Separated from Your Young Child


From NY Times – Parents Need Stress Relief, Too. We’re all anxious. Here are ways to cope.

From The Counseling Teacher – How to Relieve Anxiety During Times of Uncertainty

4 Quick Tips for Sheltering Your Relationship While You Shelter in Place

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus


Wide Open School (lessons, activities, virtual field trips, and more grades Pre-K through 5th and 6th through 12th)


From Greater Good Science Center – How to Help Teens Shelter in Place

From NY Times – Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters and 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

From My Tutor: The Screen Time Diet: Helping Your Teen Find The Balance With Tech


From California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance – COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED CALIFORNIANS

COVID-19 Bay Area Mass Resource List  –

a dynamic Google Doc that is updated regularly.

From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – How to Cope with Sheltering in Place