COVID-19 Resources - Youth


Resources focused on Youth


American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic


The Steve Fund logo

  • 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.
Boys Town National Hotline

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 protected].

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) COVID-19 Page
citiesRISE Youth-focused COVID-19 mental health and well-being resource page


National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Resources to Support Students During the Pandemic


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
Talking to Children about the Coronavirus- A Parent's Guide 

Specific tips and strategies for how parents can talk to their children about COVID-19.


Countering COVID-19 Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers


National Center for School Mental Health 
COVID-19 Resources from the 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
School's Out- A Parent's Guide to Meeting the Challenge 

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
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 

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) 
Ci3T COVID-19 Response Resources

Resources for Educators, Families, and Administrators. 

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