One of your fellow learning community members asked what are opinions are about the needs of FFNs as things wind back down to a new “normal”. What are your FFN caregivers asking for? What are they needing in this new world?
Continuing The Conversation-What do FFN Caregivers need as we adjust to living with Covid-19 for the Long Term?
by Mikaela chant | Sep 6, 2022 | 4 comments
Tulare County recently completed a training of 22 FFNs. Many of them still don’t understand what a long-haul COVID diagnosis means for them. What are the symptoms? What do we need to know about this? In terms of the effects of COVID on society: FFNs largely see the primary effects of COVID as over – in other words, things are mostly going back to normal. EXCEPT the emotional effects: many of them lost a family member, and they experienced painful good-byes where they were not able to be with their loved ones in person. The losses and the grieving are not over.
Recently, some FFNs have been asking for support with their basic needs like internet – especially if they live in rural areas. They need access to help children with homework and so much more.
Rising prices will be especially challenging for FFNs, who may not be paid for their work (or paid little).
For Adults we know what it was like before Covid -19 but those children who are 5 and under do not know what it was like before COVID, so this is their normal and we have to adapt to what they have been trained on over the last almost 3 years. Jessica shared she still provides mask, hand sanitizers ect. for FFN to have access if they feel they need it.
Covie-19 is not a stable situation it never was and never will be it is evolving.
some counties have dropped the mask mandate