How do I talk to my children and teens about coronavirus?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a fact sheet that provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them. You can download the fact sheet here.
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being from Child Trends
Free resources from Calm, the popular meditation app
Tips for the Public on Managing Your Stress from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
The Self Care Six, practicing emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, practical and social self-care
Self Care Wheel suggestions for ways to take care of yourself
Just for kids: A comic exploring the Coronavirus
NetSmartz is an interactive educational program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). They offer age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, downloadable activities, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
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