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Emotional Coping for Kids and Parents

Tuesday March 17, 2020 | Featured, Parenting

National Association of School Psychologists

From the National Association of School Psychologists is this resource page that is downloadable in multiple languages: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource.

  • From NASP: ” Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking actions that reduce the risk of illness. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.”

Child Mind Institute

From the Child Mind Institute, an independent national nonprofit is this online resource that includes advice on Managing Anxiety and Behavior and Discipline: Coping During COVID-19: Resources for Parents

  • From CMI: “With schools closed and children at home, anxiety is running high. We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone. We’ve put together resources to help you stay safe and supported during this troubling time.”

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

From the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a complete guide and additional resources for Helping Children Cope with Emergencies also Cómo ayudar a los niños a sobrellevar las emergencias.

  • From the CDC: “Regardless of your child’s age, he or she may feel upset or have other strong emotions after an emergency. Some children react right away, while others may show signs of difficulty much later. How a child reacts and the common signs of distress can vary according to the child’s age, previous experiences, and how the child typically copes with stress. “


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