Families, children and young people - coronavirus (COVID-19)

Supporting parents, carers and children in care.

Supports for parents and care-givers

We have all been asked to do things differently in playing our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  

This can be a challenging time for families, as children need extra reassurance and might have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) – especially if they have heard people talking about it. Some children may show their stress or even fear by behaving differently or in challenging ways.  

This is new territory for all parents, and everyone is learning as they go. 

Here are some resources you might find useful:  

Triple P Online

The Triple P Online program has resources specifically on parenting during coronavirus (COVID-19). The COVID-19 Module includes information on:  

  • how to answer questions your children may have 
  • the importance of sticking to usual routines during the pandemic, and  
  • the importance of looking after yourself so you can better care for your children. 

To find out more, visit Triple P Online

Triple P Online is free for all Victorian families.

Other resources 

Children, youth and family services - COVID-19

Find information to support people who work with children, young people and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.