Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the COVID19 from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together (story and caregiver guide for children)
by Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
The story helps young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. In the story, the coronavirus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone's lives. The story opens doors to conversations about COVID-19, ways that families and communities are working together to keep safe from the virus, family and community strengths, common challenges and reactions in children and adults, ways that families support children and each other, and our intense gratitude for front-line workers. The caregiver guide (located at the back of the story) provides ways parents can use the story with their children.
A companion story, Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka's and Sam's Questions, for how to answer children's questions about the virus is also available.
It is long however can be used in part or with some pages only based on what feels appropriate for a child's experience and feeling.
This wonderful video, created by BEEP paraprofessional Jill David, helps to discuss wearing masks with PK-2 aged children.
Helping Your Child Wear a Mask
Developed by Boston Children's Hospital
How to Be Intentional About Consuming Coronavirus News
Researchers and media experts weigh in on how to stay informed about coronavirus while protecting your mental health.
Talking to and Supporting our Children During the Pandemic video for Parents and Guardians (15 minutes) by the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak from SAMHSA
Kids have a lot of questions about the coronavirus pandemic and all the new changes in their lives.
This colorful picture book gives them the answers they've been looking for, explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow.
A Note to Parents and Caregivers offers strategies for helping your kids navigate anxiety they might be feeling around the pandemic.Magination Press® Children's BooksBy Rebecca Growe and Julia Martin BurchIllustrated by Viviana Garofoli