Most of Norwich Recreation Summer Camps are open again*, but the available spots are greatly reduced (10 campers per session) in order to follow COVID-19 protocols. You can sign up via norwichrecreation.org. All registrants are placed on a waitlist, or can check out with printed invoice to be paid later. Once we are certain that camps are able to run, you will be able to pay your fees and secure your child's space at camp. We are asking that you consider the needs of our essential and healthcare workers, and only put your child on the list if you need a spot in order to complete your work. Please don't hesitate to call or email me if you need assistance signing up. (*you can find Sports, Good Life and Trails camp online. I will update that list as the staff commits to the season)
Norwich Community Nurse
for Norwich Community Nurse, Inc
Puppets in Education
- It’s not your fault if something is happening to you. It’s a grownups job to keep kids safe.
- It is never ok to hurt someone else.
- You can say “no” to an adult if you are trying to keep your body safe.
- Everyone should have a list of helper adults with whom they can share secrets.
- You can reach out to one of your helper grown-ups, including teachers, if you aren’t feeling safe.
- You can call 1-800-649-5285 anytime if you are not feeling safe.
- Everyone should have a list of people that they can reach out to if they aren’t feeling well or have something they want to talk about. Discuss ideas for developing a list of helper adults.
- Reemphasize the phone number for DCF (1-800-649-5285) and emphasize that it can be called any time of day or night.
- Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline (24/7 national hotline to help children experiencing abuse of any kind). Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD or text 1-800-422-4453.
- Crisis Services through your local community mental health agency. Find which agency serves your county at: https://mentalhealth.vermont.
- The Trevor Project (confidential, 24/7 text or phone support for LGBTQ youth). Text START to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386.
American Red Cross Blood Shortage
COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed. The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols.
A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers.
IASC MHPSS RG children's storybook 'My Hero is You - How kids can fight COVID-19!'