Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic

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- Native American blessing

Coronavirus Resources

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Link: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth can help connect home visiting services to families
Link: Child Trends - Authors: Lauren Supplee, Sarah Shea Crowne - March 26, 2020

Trauma Resources for Early Childhood Programs
PDF: FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID19
Video: How do we manage in the midst of COVID-19? I reached out to one of our field's most inspiring figures:

Update on Coronavirus with Dr. Bruce Perry
Video: Discussion with Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Liz McIngvale and Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale on the impact that Coronavirus has on children, families, and the community.

COVID-19: Helping families impacted by domestic abuse in a time of crisis
Audio: Podcast from the Safe and Together Institute

Being Your Best Selves During Turbulent Times
Audio: Dr. Mimi Graham

Webinar: Trauma Through the Eyes of A Young Child.
Video: Joy Osofsky, Ph.D. - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Various webinars about trauma and young children:
Link: Webinar Collection

Resources for Parents & Children

Coloring book about COVID-19 for young children, a booklet of Common Questions Children May Ask, a Parent Guide, and more.
PDF: Dr. Chandra Ghosh with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together by Dr. Chandra Ghosh with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network This story was developed to help 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 virus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone's lives. We hope the story helps children and families talk about family and community strengths, challenges and feelings related to COVID-19, ways grown-ups help children keep safe, and our gratitude for frontline workers.

Helping Children Deal With Stress & Trauma
PDF: FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

Virtual Parent Time
PDF: By Michael Saini, PhD & Shely Polak Phd(c) Factor_Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Coronavirus: How to Talk to Kids by Nemours Kids Health
Video: Nemours KidsHealth

Book & Video: Once I was Very, Very Scared
Video: A little squirrel announces that he was once very, very, scared.

Book & Video: Time to Come In, Bear
Video: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Sweet Caroline and wash your hands:
Video: Hand-washing version of Sweet Caroline

FSU CPEIP: Parents Tip Sheet 1 - Young Children Can Feel Stress Too
PDF: Children have different reactions to stress. Some act as if nothing happened. Some withdraw. Some act out. Some have physical symptoms

FSU CPEIP: Parents Tip Sheet 2 - Setting Your Child Up For Success
PDF: Babies and young children are not able to control their emotions and behavior - it is learned over time - from the way they are treated and from watching the family members in their life.

Hoja de recomendaciones para padres 1 - Los Ninos Pequenos Tambien Pueden Estresarse
PDF: Los niños tienen diversas reacciones al estrés. Algunos actùan como si nada hubiera pasado. Algunos se retraen. Algunos exhiben comportamientos difíciles. Algunos manifiestan síntomas físicos.

Hoja de recomendaciones para padres 2 - Preparacion para que a Su Nino Le Vaya Bien
PDF: Los bebés y los niños pequeños no pueden controlar sus emociones y su comportamiento-es algo que aprenden poco a poco sintiendo la manera en que los tratan y observando día a día a sus familiares.

Resilience for Children & Families: Coronavirus
PDF: Machelle Madsen Thompson

Resilience for Children & Families: Protective Factors during Covid-19
PDF: Machelle Madsen Thompson

Infant Home Schedule
PDF: The Journey Institute

Pre-School At Home Schedule
PDF: The Journey Institute

Toddler at home Schedule
PDF: The Journey Institute

Quarantine Activities for Kids
PDF: Kids OT Hub

Supporting Children and Adolescents Isolated Due to CoronaVirus (COVID-19)
PDF: LSU Health New Orleans


Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Shares Concerns About The Impact COVID-19 Is Having On Blacks

Could you get PTSD from your pandemic experience? The long-term mental health effects of coronavirus
Article: Cory Stieg Apr 18 2020

Epidemiological Characteristics of 2143 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Coronavirus Disease in China
PDF: Journal: Pediatrics - Yuanyuan Dong, Xi Mo, Yabin Hu, Xin Qi, Fang Jiang, Zhongyi Jiang, Shilu Tong

Pandemic Survival Guide: Throw All the Advice in the Garbage
Article: March 18, 2020 - by OhBlessYourHeart

How to stay psychologically resilient during coronavirus crisis
Article: The Washington Post

Keep calm and carry on: Helping children deal with stress about coronavirus
Article: Dr. Mimi Graham, Guest columnist

Is there a right way to worry about coronavirus? And other mental health tips
Article: The Guardian

Manage Anxiety & Stress:
Article: CDC

Feeling our worst fears, trying to be our best selves.
Article: By Kathy Silverberg - Herald Tribune Mar 21, 2020

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
PDF: SAMHSA - for purchase

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health:
Article: CDC

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies:
Article: CDC

COVID-19: Supporting Children and Teens
PDF: LSU Health New Orleans

Telehealth Service in Infant Mental Health Home Visiting
PDF: West Virginia Early Intervention Coordinating Council and West Virginia Birth to Three

PDF: Oxford Learning Centres

Stay well, my friends!