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Resources during Distance Learning

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

This website from Mental Health America (MHA) and Shine gives parents tips on how to deal with their own anxiety, feelings of isolation, and financial fears, as well as tips for talking to kids.

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

This document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers practical ways to deal with stress during an outbreak.

How to Handle Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything is Canceled

This article from the New York Times give tips on how parents can help children manage their disappointment and other emotions about isolation and social distancing.

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe

This resource from the American Psychological Association offers insight on how families can keep themselves separated from others, while still getting the social support they need.

Manage Anxiety & Stress

This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not only gives parents ways to support themselves and their families, but also gives parents some stress indicators to watch for in children and teens.

My Kids’ School is Closed; So Now What?

This article from Confident Parents Confident Kids gives parents ideas on how to set their children up for success at home, and on how to create a family coping kit.

The Parent Guide to Resilience

This online guide from the Why Try organization provides families with a comprehensive way to build supportive relationships and resilience in children.

Protecting Yourself Against the Coronavirus

This video from Vector Solutions helps families identify how coronavirus spreads, recognize its symptoms, explain how to prevent and treat the virus, and determine what to do if someone becomes sick with coronavirus.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to take care of your mental health in light of current events.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

This website from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and National Association of School Nurses has tips for talking to kids at age-appropriate levels, as well as establishing routines. PDF versions of this information is available here in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, and Vietnamese.