COVID-19: Mental Health Resources

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Children and Families


 

Coping with child's anxiety and stress

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Helping Children Cope: How to help children in age appropriate way to cope with COVID 19 

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak: How to help children cope with COVID 19 from WHO

Supporting Well-Being during the COVID-19 Crisis: Online self-care and mindfulness activities for all age group, video clip, guidelines and etc. 

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious: Dos and don'ts when children are anxious 

How Children of Different Ages Respond to Disasters 

7 Parenting Tips for Managing the Meltdowns of Easily Distressed Children  

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Coronavirus outbreak fact sheet (in English) 

Resources for supporting children’s emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic  

Sesame Street: Special National Doctor's Day Message: Sesame street youtube video clip on "caring for each other" 

Coping calendar: Keep calm, Stay wise, Be kind: 30 suggested actions to take care of ourselves

Tips for families : Coronavirus: Offers tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing 

Therapy for black girls

The Root/The Glow Up 

Just for Kids: A comic exploring the new coronavirus Just for Kids: A cartoon exploring the new coronavirus 

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): General information on COVID-19, how to care for families and children, and family resources 

How to talk to children on COVID-19

CCR - How to Talk to Children About Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

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Coronavirus Kids Book

Brain Pop: A Video for Elementary Students Explaining Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

NPR: Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Something Strange Happened in My City - A social story about the coronavirus pandemic for children: Examples of child's questions and answers on COVID-19 

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events: How to talk about trageidies to children in age appropriate level 

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus  

Talking to Children About COVID-19: Provides general guidelines, talking points, and children's questions and answers 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: Talking points and parent resources to support children 

How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus (and ease their fears): Think of the coronavirus as an opportunity to work with your kid and build news and media literacy skills to separate fact from fiction 

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Guidelines for parents, age-appropriate responses to common questions, and additional resources

Talking to Children About COVID-19: How to talk about COVID-19 with young children and some guidelines for parents 

Parent Mental Health

3 Strategies for Reducing Parental Anxiety During Stressful Times  

Self Care for Parents: Parental self care tips from CDC sesame street 

Soothing & Comforting: Parental self care tips from CDC sesame street 

Mindful Self Compassion Webinar Series: Heart skills for our families and ourselves in challenging times 

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

FOC Seattle programs: Free family programs and parent groups online via Zoom

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Taking care of your emotional health from CDC 

 

Child Care Providers


 

Dos and don'ts of trauma-informed compassionate classroom

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Coronavirus outbreak fact sheet (in English) 

7 Parenting Tips for Managing the Meltdowns of Easily Distressed Children

 

Trauma-informed practices


 

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior: Webinar materials on trauma-informed practice and resilience 

"What do I do?” Trauma-Informed Support for Children: One pager on trauma-informed support for children 

Dos and don'ts of trauma-informed compassionate classroom  

 

Staff Resiliency


 

Caring for Our Mental Health During COVID-19  

Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Hopeful perspectives, concrete action steps and tools, and words of comfort and support for our workforce - Webinar 

Self-Care and Social Distancing  

Coping with Coronavirus Stress

Mental Health Survival Tips

Anxiety Contagion: Tips for Relief

Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health & Well-Being: Selfcare in workplace during COVID 19 

Lockdown was supposed to be an introvert’s paradise. It’s not.

Managing emotions around COVID-19: use this 7-step model for resiliency

Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat - "Belly Breathe" with Elmo: Sesame Street Youtube Vidoe Clip-Elmo Belly Breathe 

Care for your corona virus anxiety: Tool kit - Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty

Ted Talk on Trauma Stewardship