Resources for Parents and Caregivers: COVID-19

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.

Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in Emergencies
This page provides resources and suggestions for families with special needs children: how to prepare, how to respond during, and how to handle possible effects on a child’s mental and emotional health after the emergency subsides. It also includes a checklist to help families prepare for an emergency.

Comprehensive Integrated 3-Tiered Model of Prevention (Ci3T)
Ci3T provides resources to help families and educators transition into the world of online and continuous learning. Resources for parents help set up successful learning by addressing structures, safety, boundaries, expectations and behavior. 

Coronavirus Resources and Tips for Parents, Children, and Others
Prevent Child Abuse America provides a host of resources, tips, and suggestions that mental health providers can implement to encourage families to manage stay connected, ensure the safety of children, and manage stress and anxiety.

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.

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.

Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus
This web page from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress provides parents with specific suggestions for helping children cope with COVID-19.

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

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
This page provides information about the emotional impact of emergencies on children and includes tips on how to help them cope. It also shares common reactions based on age groups.

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:

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

Parents/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network this guide assists parents and caregivers to understand what COVID-19 is, how to prepare the family for an outbreak, techniques to reduce the risk of contracting the virus, coping strategies for dealing with stress, and helping children cope. Also included are resources for seeking additional help.

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.

Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak 
This resource page, provided by End Violence Against Children, provides links to several other websites, resources, and crisis lines to help protect children at risk of violence and abuse. There are many resources to protect children specifically from online and digital concerns as well as tips sheets for reporting, and how to keep children safe.

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.

Second Step
Second Step, a Social Emotional Learning program (SEL) has made many of their materials and lessons free of charge during this COVID 19 crisis. They are designed to be used at home by parents, teachers and mental health providers through daily check-ins or advisory groups. They also provide a remote learning guide for SEL instruction as well as several free webinars for parents and educators.

Seven Ways to Support Kids and Teens through the Coronavirus
This information was developed by The Clay Center for Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital. It provides seven helpful tips for parents to use to support their young children and teens through the coronavirus pandemic.

Six Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety During COVID-19
This tip sheet 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 about Coronavirus Disease 2019
This website provides tips on how to communicate with children about COVID-19 in terms of providing accurate information, relieving stress, and tips to prevent the spread. It provides facts that are appropriate for discussion with children.

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This resource provides tips for parents, teachers, and caregivers during an infectious disease outbreak. Broken down by age groups, it discusses possible reactions and ways to talk to children and help them cope with their situation. Also included is a list of additional resources.


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