CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY
Children and adults watching the news, reading content on-line and in newspapers, and overhearing others talk about the current coronavirus pandemic, may feel scared, confused, or anxious. Some may react right away, while others may show signs that they are having a difficult time later. Every person can support wellness and healing by providing, teaching, and implementing the following five resilience strategies:
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
This guide provides information for parents and caregivers about the infectious disease COVID-19. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family – both physically and emotionally – and what they can to do help their family cope.
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping students manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Parents/Guardians - How to talk to children/youth about the Coronavirus
National Geographic - Talking to kids about coronavirus
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