Many of your children might have been hearing about COVID-19 from peers, family, news, friends etc., it can be difficult to know how to approach the conversation. Children might not know how they are feeling or how to appropriately express their feelings about the situation. Sandown Central wants you to know that we are here for you during this difficult time. We have added some resources on a number of topics below. If you are struggling with a different situation at home please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific resources. We are thinking about you and can’t wait to see you all again!
How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
Just for kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=x2EiBzCnn8U&feature=emb_title
A Brainpop Video About the Coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTk_XoNQx5s
Counseling Resources from ASCA (Substance Abuse, Mental Health, No Kid Hungry, Etc.) https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/coronavirus-resources
Coping with Stress During Coronavirus Article https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-with-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885
The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens (Anxiety, Feelings & Emotions, Stress, Etc.) https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/resources/ultimate-guide-to-mental-health-and-education-resources/
Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids https://thekat.iheart.com/content/2020-03-13-list-giant-list-of-ideas-for-being-home-with-kids/