Resources on coping with COVID19: for children, adolescents & families

Listed below are a few links that offer some materials that parents may find useful for helping themselves, and their children, in coping with the Covid19 Pandemic. We do not endorse or concur with all of the recommendations and materials offered in these sites, but present them as additional resources that you can explore and use as you believe appropriate.

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Pandemic Parenting

For Parents, School and Healthcare Professionals, this website provides resources and webinars for dealing with a variety of parenting concerns amidst a global pandemic.

Taking Time Outs

By Dr. Peter Perrotta

A blog post detailing the benefits of taking time outs in order to help families cope during COVID-19.

Political Issues

By Centers for Family Change Staff

This blog post explores case examples of individuals and families that were. experiencing political conflict and how their therapists helped them to navigate this.

Teens and Issues of our Time

By: Centers for Family Change Staff

This blog post explores how parents can be a source of support in helping teens cope with social justice and other difficult issues of our time.

Building Resilience

By: Centers for Family Change Staff

This blog post uses case examples to explore how therapists have helped families to cope with the anxiety surrounding COVID-19.

Helping Kids and Parents Cope

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The website of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This site provides some basic information on talking to kids about Covid19 and on helping kids and teens cope with Covid19

Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts

The website of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts provides multiple guides for parents and children. The site stresses that their effort is to offer practical strategies for children, teens and families to help them cope with the current Pandemic. 

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

This educational site offers a variety of resources including a discussion of Mindfulness and other strategies that children, teens and parents can use to help them cope with the current pandemic.  This site offers a wealth of educational material on mental health issues for children, teens and families.

Wide Open School

For those looking for more educationally focused activities and materials this site can be helpful. It also includes brief videos on gratitude and mindfulness that are suitable for children. While the link specifies a grade level, this site has materials for preschools through high schoolers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics site, which includes tips and strategies for helping parents support their children and adolescents in coping with the current Pandemic.