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How to talk to your children about Covid-19

We have curated the following articles and videos if you are looking for some resources and guidance on how to talk to children about Covid-19.  These are certainly unprecedented times, that children may have a hard time with, but it also gives us an opportunity to communicate openly with our kids about difficult and confusing topics.

More links to follow as we find them.

It's important to be aware of how children may exhibit their reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak and restrictions. Please take time to notice and perhaps you can find helpful ways to engage your child in healthy  conversations with the links and resources provided on this page.

Mindful Schools Anxiety Displays graphic


CCMC's School Closure Kit

Just for Kids - a comic exploring the new corona-virus

SAMHSA: Talking with Children - Tips for Caregiver, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

MENTAL HEALTH AND COPING

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Child Mind Institute
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Pandemic Response Resources

National PTA
Resources for families concerned about remote learning and stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.