AMC and COVID-19

The AMC's Response to COVID-19

It is more important now than ever to stay connected. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Eckerle at ecke0056@umn.edu, or the Adoption Medicine Clinic administrative staff at iac@umn.edu if we can be of help to you or your family during these unprecedented times.

 

Preadoption Consultations and Preadoption Medical Reviews:

All preadoption consultations and preadoption medical reviews are operating as usual with no delays.

 

In Person Clinic Appointments:

A tough decision was made to cancel in person clinic appointments through at least May. The May date is a moving target and we are adjusting as necessary based on guideance from the CDC.

 

Telehealth:

The AMC team is working to launch telehealth appointments at the end of April/early May. The hope is that we can forge a way forward to provide effective team telehealth services for those patients in greater MN and beyond who are unable to visit us in person. We have been working on this issue extremely diligently and will continue to look for innovative ways to accomplish this goal.

 

COVID-19 Support and Resources

The AMC team has put together useful resources including activities to keep children entertained through virtual field trips and mental health crisis help lines for each county. We will continue to add to the resource list. Know that we are here for you and for the families in MN. Please reach out if there is a specific resource we can help with.

Support

Support

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Kids About the COVID-19

Child Trends

Resources for Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being durning the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mn Adopt

Mn Adopt Helpline: 1-855-670-HELP or 612-746-5137 Email: HELP-program@mnadopt.org

Through their deep understanding of trauma, attachment, adoption and permanency related considerations (i.e. behavioral challenges, parenting difficulties, therapeutic need, school challenges, identity, grief & loss…etc.), HELP Program staff are able to provide objective, individualized support and connection to the resources needed.

NAMI Minnesota

Mental Health Support and COVID-19

NCTSN: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Sesame Street in Communities: Caring for Each Other

As a result of COVID-19, families around the world are needing to adjust, adapt and keep each other safe. In response, Sesame Workshop is launching the Caring for Each Other initiative – a long term commitment to supporting families for the duration of this crisis. Through this initiative, we will be introducing brand new content from Sesame Street and Streets around the world. Learn more.

Fun Activities for the Family

Fun Activities for the Family

Animal Cameras

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cameras

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Hudston Zoo

Georgia Aquarium has JellyfishBeluga Whales, and more

Boston Children's Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

A few of the field trip topics include; Polar Bears and the TundraSocial Emotional SkillsSTEMmanufacturing

GoNoodle - Good Energy

Move & Learn at Home With GoNoodle

Mars

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

The Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent/Cargiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

Vitrual Farm Tour

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip

Mud VolcanoMammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. Tour Yellowstone National Park!