COVID – 19 Response

COVID – 19 Response

COVID-19 Response and Supports

 


For updated information please see below

Dear families,

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship Program (AFFM) understand that there are many changes to your everyday life during these uncertain times. AFFM staff is still available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to discuss and talk about the challenges that come with being an adoptive, foster, or kinship parent. AFFM offices are currently closed to the public but can set up times for resource families to pick up material goods. AFFM has complied a variety of supports and resources for parents and youth to utilize below. AFFM has also shifted to offer Training and C.A.R.E.S. meetings to virtually. You can RSVP to attend a virtual group or talk to a family support specialist by calling 207-827-2331. 

AFFM Online Training

AFFM Online C.A.R.E.S. Meeting

Resume in-person OCFS child welfare practices
Maine Department of Health & Human Services sent this bulletin at 05/28/2020 09:15 AM EDT

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEHHS/bulletins/28dc84b

Child and Family Services COVID-19 Response

Here is a direct link to the Office of Child and Family Services COVID-19 response where they post the most recent changes in their practices to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while supporting family plans.

How to Support an Engaging Virtual Visit

Due to the reduced time that children get to visit in person with their family, we have compiled a how-to guide on utilizing virtual meeting platforms and online activities to help keep

Supporting Teens While Socially Distancing

There are so many lists of suggested activities for families and children out there, but many of them are geared towards younger children or families with younger children. We wanted to compile a list of online activities and supports geared specifically towards teenagers! If you have suggestions to add to this list, please email them to Brigid at Brigid@affm.net.

Supporting Social Distancing with Kids; Activities to do

We’ve offered lists of free educational websites, where you can get bagged meals for children, and some fun websites to check out. Now here is a list of activities and sources for activities for children. If you hear “I’m bored” or “there’s nothing to do” you can refer to this list!