Shelter in place

NIU

They say, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," but what does isolation do to couples and families?

Dr. Scott Sibley is an assistant professor in human development and family sciences at Northern Illinois University. He said practicing self-care helps couples and families stay strong while sheltering in place, but so does accountability.

"Too often, we have couples and families that just like to point the finger at each other," he said. "I think that's one of the things I see often as a therapist; just a lot of finger pointing."

When You Can't Stay At Home

Apr 15, 2020
carpentersplace.org

Illinois residents are encouraged to stay at home because of COVID-19, but it’s hard to stay home when you don’t have a place to live. This is forcing some people to put their safety into the hands of others.

Carpenter’s Place in Rockford is a daytime outreach center for those without housing.

Executive Director Kay Larrick said the organization is taking direction from the government to make sure it’s protecting its guests.