Parenting During COVID-19 Resources
Articles and resources for parents:
- Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others from Prevent Child Abuse America
- How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family: Here are three ways to cope if your kid's school closes
- Child Trends compilation of resources related to kids and families
- How to Help Teens Shelter in Place: Teens are not made for isolation, which makes COVID-19 especially hard on them. Here's how to help your teenager to see the bigger picture.
- Parents Need Stress Relief, Too from NY Times
- Love in the time of Coronavirus: HOPE-informed thoughts for parents
- Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE) (www.tenpercent.com)
- Education resources, including mental health, for kids, families during coronavirus pandemic from ACEs Connection
- World Health Organization one-page documents offer parenting tips during COVID-19 related to One-on-One Time, Keeping it Positive, and Structure.
Recommended COVID-19 resources for children and families:
- EmbraceRace This EmbraceRace list draws only on trustworthy sources and uses categories of information most relevant to families with preschool and school-aged children
Talking to Children
- How to Talk To Your Children about COVID-19
- American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 information, including how to talk to your children
- 10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
- The Creative Mom’s Guide to Learning at Home from ADDITUDE
Resources for children
- COVIBOOK: A short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR modified for Scarlett Middle School
- Children's Book: Wrinkles Doesn't Like Social Distancing; I Don't Blame Him book By Karen Gross
OTHER RESOURCES THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL
- VIDEO: Dr. Bruce Perry on the Impact CoVid19 has on Children, Families, and our Community
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Information and Resources for Immigrant Communities California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) and the Sacramento FUEL Network for Immigrants have prepared an informational flyer (attached) to support immigrant communities in the Central Valley as families navigate the immense uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Topics covered include legal, healthcare, employment, housing, food assistance, census, and other areas of concern, specifically as they relate to immigrants or immigration status. Please help distribute this information widely. In anticipation of the need for constant updates to the flyer, the most recent electronic version of the document (with clickable links) can be downloaded at:
- Information on COVID-19 for survivors, communities, and DV/SA programs People who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health and confidentiality. We also realize that people who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented time. We have compiled resources and tools for more vulnerable members of our communities and care providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all.
- Trauma Stewardship Institute's Tiny Survival Guide Quick one-pager with some tips on practices that can help you stay calm.
- 10 Ways to Avoid ACEs (During the Pandemic) How can we reduce ACEs and toxic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic? Many of us are concerned that increased stress might increase the risk for ACEs. For example, most child abuse happens when adults reach their breaking point. However, we are not powerless in the face of these challenges.