Coronavirus & Parenthood

Schools and day-care centres closed. Even the Red Cross emergency child care has had to shut down… the current confinement is often particularly demanding on families. Faced with this situation, the cantonal authorities have set up specific information pages for parents of children of pre-school or school age. Telephone lines have also been set up to support parents who encounter difficulties with their children in managing daily life. The canton of Vaud, for example, has set up a hotline (+41 21 644 20 32) via the Youth and Family Foundation, which is accessible from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday free of charge and confidentially. It should be noted: “This service offers listening and advice and can direct parents to more specific help lines if necessary. However, it is not a hotline for health-related issues or other emergencies”.

Solidarity networks are also created on private initiative. The Together Against covid-19! platform allows you to see the networks in place.
A list is also available for example on the website of  l’illustré.