*Note for parents and educators: Face masks can be scary for young children and those who may be experiencing anxiety about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Art and creativity can be a great way to talk to youth about difficult subjects and emotions. Designing a face mask together can open up conversation and help children and youth become more comfortable with this personal protective equipment. As prompts for this activity, you might ask your child to think about what they are hopeful for, to imagine themselves as a superhero, or to think of silly faces that make them happy. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear about public health concerns in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease. You can read the CDC’s tips for talking with children here. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-withchildren.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019- ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fschools-childcare%2Ftalking-with-children.html)
We are open and are still helping our community in conflict. We are offering our services via Online Video Mediation. We currently can handle custody agreements/parenting plans, business and cutomer disputes, small claims, juvenile disputes, and landlord/tenant disagreements. All of these services are free and available to any member of the Montgomery County community. If you have any referrals, they can contact the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 301-652-0717. .