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Coronavirus resources for children, young people and families

Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time.  Please follow the links below to find out more about some of the information and resources we are aware of:

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10 easy things to do to help us talk to each other
Godly Play has come up with 10 easy things to do to help us talk to each other … listen … be calm and relax …be quiet and still … and, perhaps, be silent … 

HomeSchooling 'Home ed is more about learning than teaching'
Vivienne Sharkey, an experienced home educator and a member of Stanmore Baptist Church, offers this reflection for the thousands of families now home educating for the first time.
SocialMediaGuide Using social media with young people
The National Safeguarding Team have produced a new safeguarding guideline 'Using social media to engage and communicate with young people within the church'.
About SpecialistTeams HR Safeg Safeguarding considerations for Baptist churches
The months ahead bring all sorts of challenges, and it is important that we don’t overlook the specific needs of those who are vulnerable or who may become vulnerable as the measures taken to combat the spread of the coronavirus become more intense.
Childline Childline coronavirus
These pages provide practical advice for children whilst they are confined at home.
AnnaFreud The Anne Freud Learning Centre
Publishes resources for young people and their parents/carers, including an online guide for young people experiencing mental health issues (‘On My Mind’)
SBMusic Same Boat Music
Has looked to see how they can support children to continue singing at home during this  challenging time.  They have made all of their MP3 downloads free, for a limited time.
SameBoat Out of the Ark and Same Boat Music
Have created an @ HOME section to their website that offers further FREE songs and resources!  They are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song, and will continue to add songs and resources over the next few weeks.
PrayerSpaces Prayer Spaces
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Prayer Spaces has produced a series of five COVID-19 prayer activities that pupils can do at home, either on their own or with their families.
KidsMatter Kids Matter: Parenting support
Kids Matter's team of skilled psychologists and community workers have developed new resources for families and parents, tailored to provide specific support in the challenges to come.
KidsMatter Kids Matter: Facilitator support
Kids Matter wants to be adaptable and flexible as they support churches and community partners in whatever way they can. Their blogs are full of ways to support the vulnerable families in our communities.
ParentingForFaith Parenting for Faith
Based on the book Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, the Parenting for Faith course is a free video-based resource for communities. It's normally run in a church or home group, but can be used by individuals as well.
GoingForGrowth Going for Growth
Faith isn't something to be learned in church - it's to be lived out at home. But it isn't always easy for families to know how to pray together or tell the stories of Jesus together.  This page offers links and ideas to help families be Christian in their whole lives, not just the Sunday bit!
Mainly+Music+logo Mainly Music are creating footage that families can use in their home and for people who might be unsure how to resource Mother & Toddler groups.
LittlePackOfHope Little Pack of Hope
In these difficult and uncertain times, World Vision remains committed to supporting churches and has created this simple and easy to use resource for
church leaders to share with their communities.

If you have come across any other useful resources for children, young people and families, please let us know.

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West of England Baptist Association Team Leader, Nigel Coles, and The Fuelcast team present the first of a weekly series for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis
This letter has been sent by Lynn Green to all in our Baptist family whose primary role is in chaplaincy.
Many organisations and churches are providing additional resources for families and churches to use at this time
A reflection from Jane Day - indulging in God's love and sitting at his feet
From Baptist minister and devotional writer, Nick Fawcett
Rev Dr Helen Paynter, Tutor at Bristol Baptist College is using her time at home to develop a daily vlog. She is taking a tour through the Bible and you are invited to join her.