COVID-19 Resources - Youth
Resources focused on Youth
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Crisis Text Line available 24/7 for young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.
The Boys Town National Hotline (800-448-3000) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. This free service is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can send email to email@example.com.
National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive
Six strategies for school teams to ensure a safe, predictable, and positive school year after disruptions. These strategies are beneficial for all students if the school has been closed, as well as for individual students returning from extended time away from school.
National Association of School Psychologists
Specific tips and strategies for how parents can talk to their children about COVID-19.
National Center for School Mental Health
These resource are being accumulated in the topic areas of General Resources, School Support, Mental Health and Stress Management, Students and Families, and Technology to Support School Mental Health.
Hassfield Children's Hospital - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Suggestions for parents and care-givers based upon rational thinking about child development and children’s reactions to stressful and changing situations.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Readiness and response advice for families and caregivers, including specific strategies for helping children cope by age.
Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Models of Prevention (Ci3T)
Resources for Educators, Families, and Administrators.