For Families

Families are having to adapt to changes in their daily lives due to the COVIDS-19 pandemic. From homeschooling to working from home, parents and caregivers are trying to adjust to a new normal. These resources provide tips, tricks, and skills to help children, caregivers, and families cope with the stress and adjust to the changes.

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens through the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital provides guidance for families to help children at different developmental levels, including seven helpful tips for parents to use in supporting their kids and teens through the coronavirus pandemic.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Coronavirus Resource Library
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Coronavirus Resource Library contains resources for parents, patients, and clinicians to help with the impact of COVID-19.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academic of Pediatrics’ website provides tips for parents to handle the stress of COVID-19 as well as tips for promoting adjustment and helping children cope with stress.

Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute provides several resources for supporting children and teenagers, dealing with stress and anxiety, and a sign-up for daily tips to support families and educators through the pandemic. 

Child Welfare Training Toolkit
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child welfare developed this toolkit to educate child welfare workers about substance use and co-occurring disorders among families involved in the child welfare system.

Devereux Center for Resilient Children
The Devereux Center for Resilient children promotes social and emotional development, fosters resilience, and builds skills for school and life success in children birth through school-age, as well as promotes the resilience of the adults who care for them.

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting From COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists website has resources for helping children cope with changes

Health and Well-Being During COVID-19
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has developed several fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of individuals and communities that are impacted by COVID-19. Resources include taking care of your family, a guide for better sleep for hospital workers, supporting patients during isolation, finding the right words to talk with children and teens, and more.

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the TANF Program
Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance provides updated guidance on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program in which they identify strategies for states and tribes to respond to the needs of their families experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Mental Health and COVID-19: Information and Resources from Mental Health America
To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information. Specifically, there are resources on mental health information for disease outbreaks, tools and information on anxiety, for parents, and for caregivers.

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families
The Research to Policy Collaboration developed this resource for vulnerable families.

Parents Lead
Parents Lead website has resources for different developmental stages and ages as well as different circumstances such as co-parenting or older children moving back home.

Prevent Child Abuse America: COVID-19 Resources
The Prevent Child Abuse America website provides many resources, tips, and suggestions that mental health providers can implement to encourage families to manage stress and anxiety, stay connected, and how to get support when needed.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID 19 Pandemic
From Child Trends, this website clearly and concisely covers the current COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to children and their parents and caregivers. This publication has a wealth of resources for parents and other caregivers ranging from how to stay healthy and talking to children about the pandemic to staying socially connected and engaging in self-care.

Six Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety During COVID-19
This resource for parents and caregivers is designed to help manage children’s stress and anxieties during COVID-19. This tip sheet was made possible through a partnership between the American Psychological Association and the National Parent Teacher Association.

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers
During Infectious Disease Outbreaks Developed by SAMHSA, this fact sheet 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.


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