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 email@example.com, or the Adoption Medicine Clinic administrative staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of help to you or your family during these unprecedented times.
Preadoption Consultations and Preadoption Medical Reviews:
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.
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.
Child Mind Institute
Mn Adopt Helpline: 1-855-670-HELP or 612-746-5137 Email: HELPemail@example.com
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.
NCTSN: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium live cameras
Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta
6 Animal Cams at Hudston Zoo
Boston Children's Museum
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
GoNoodle - Good Energy
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.
Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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.