Therapist’s Corner
CAFB Bilingual Therapist Elena Petre offers strategies to help parents and caregivers
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Suggestions and resources to help you support your child emotionally
Supporting Children

Coping with COVID-19 anxiety
Coping with anxiety

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.
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Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being from Child Trends

Brene Brown shares wisdom on getting through this difficult time
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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

Where can I find information about how education for my child is being handled?
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Keeping children and teens safe online
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.
NetSmartz

Pinwheel Garden

Watch this video on how to make a pinwheel