CATA’s top priority in the COVID-19 environment is the health and safety of our employees and communities we serve, including our clients, partners, and Art Therapists. We have, as many businesses, set new guidelines, policies and procedures for our teams working face to face and online.
CATA has taken the proactive decision to support our community by offering FREE online art therapy to families and individuals.
Our office staff are continuing to work, reshaping and rebuilding CATA while adhering to the social distancing recommendations. Where we can, we continue to reach clients through thinking out of the box and finding new and safe ways to support our vulnerable children.
We would like to thank all our clients, partners and Art Therapists for their understanding and cooperation during this challenging time.
In the meantime….
Be kind to one another, consider the elderly and be mindful when speaking about COVID-19 around children.
Many children are experiencing major disruptions to their daily routine.
Children process information differently to adults. Panic responses, negative outlooks and fear will impact your children.
Keep this in mind when talking to your children.
The CATA Team
Resources & Information
Targeted information for specific sectors and communities
COVID-19 Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
NDIS and Coronavirus FAQ's(link is external) National Disability and Carer Alliance (Every Australian Counts)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information in accessible formats(link is external) National Disability Insurance Agency
Viruses and staying healthy - Easy Read Info Guide Council for Intellectual Disability
- Coronavirus (COVID-19 Advice for Young People Youth Action & Yfoundations
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- Parents and COVID 19: Helping Your Children
Friends and family responses to domestic and family violence during COVID-19(link is external) Domestic Violence Service Management
Workplace responses to domestic and family violence during COVID-19(link is external) Domestic Violence Service Management
Faith Community responses to domestic and family violence during COVID-19(link is external) Domestic Violence Service Management