COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR KIDS & TEENS
Brain research has shown that adopting a “Growth Mindset” can help kids and adults increase their resilience and improve their mental health. This poster includes 26 helpful growth mindset reminders that you can use with your kiddo(s) - and yourself!
The Child Mind Institute presents a wide array of tips and tools to help families cope with the effects of COVID-19. Includes Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians, COVID-19 guidance for parents of children with anxiety and/or autism, advice for remote learning, resources on how to deal with loss, and more.
Children Seem to Be Less Vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Here's How the Pandemic May Still Put Them at Risk.
This video interview with Angelia Jolie and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris provides an insightful look at the ways in which children are being put at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the impacts of trauma on children's mental and physical health, and offer concrete strategies that we can use to protect children from abuse and help them feel safe and supported.
While the pandemic is creating chaos for everyone, FosterClub recognizes how hard the challenges fall on young people who experienced (or are experiencing) foster care, especially for those without family support. This page provides links to resources, information, and opportunities to find support.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with The Coronavirus Disease
This downloadable PDF from NCTSN is an excellent starter guide for how to help your family manage the emotional and physical effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes virus prevention and preparedness tips, and provides age-specific guidance for how parents and caregivers can help children cope in developmentally appropriate ways.
A helpful article with good suggestions about how to discuss COVID-19 with young children. Scroll down for a list of links to PBS Kids videos that cover relevant topics like handwashing, how to sneeze safely, why people get sick, and more!
Regressions are normal during stressful events. Here’s how to identify and deal with them.
More resources coming soon - please stay tuned!