Navigating the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped! Here are resources to help children, teens, and families manage mental health and physical health.
For more information, check out this blog on family and schooling resources.
Mental Health Resources
The 2020 COVID-19 Family Guidebook: Do it at Home Coping Skills and Activities by Dr. Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz included over 200 activities to help children, teens, adults, and grandparents deal with feelings and changes during the coronavirus pandemic. No computer is required!
Coping with COVID 19: A Workbook for Kids and Teens from the Association of Child Life Professionals
The Association of Child Life Professionals shares a workbook designed to help kids and teens communicate and cope with their feelings and emotions surrounding COVID-19.
How to Help Teens During the Coronavirus Outbreak from Children’s Hospital Colorado
Teens from Colorado Children’s Mental Health Youth Action Board provide advice on how to best connect with teens and check on their mental well-being as their reality changes.
6 Ways Parents Can Support Their Kids Through the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak from UNICEF
UNICEF spoke with expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and mother of two Dr. Lisa Damour about how you can help create a sense of normalcy at home while navigating the new normal.
How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19) from UNICEF
UNICEF spoke with expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and mother of two Dr. Lisa Damour about what you can do to practice self-care and look after your mental health.
3 Ways to Support Mental Health During Coronavirus by Dr. Kristi Pikiewicz
Dr. Pikiewicz shares three things you can do to support yourself and others during the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Cope with the Chronic Stress of COVID-19 by Garth Sundem
Everyone is stressed out and worn down during the coronavirus pandemic. Garth Sundem shares a few ways to cope with this constant stress.
5 Apps to Manage Caregiver Stress and Logistics by Rosemary Lokhorst
Lokhorst, along with others, became a caregiver for her best friend while she fought breast cancer. She shares helpful apps she and fellow caregivers used while collaborating to provide the best care possible for their friend.
When They Call Your Normal Lifestyle ‘Quarantine’ by Ilse deCock
Ilse deCock, a young adult living with Lupus, shares her perspective on coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands.
Physical Health Resources
How to Get Your Kids to Wear a Face Mask: 8 Tips for Parents by Gwen of Meraki Lane
If you’re trying to figure out how to get kids to wear a face mask, you’re not alone. Meraki Lane has some tips to help.
How to Teach Children to Stay 6 Feet Apart by Allison McDonald
As communities open up for outdoor exercise, more and more children will be in public places. Here are some solutions for teaching kids to stay six feet apart from others in public.
Keep Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak from CDC
The CDC shares ways to keep kids mentally and physically healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Keep Your Child Safe Online While Stuck at Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak, UNICEF
Connecting online helps kids and teens reduce the impact of this new normal. But it also presents a new set of challenges for every parent. UNICEF offers five ways to keep your children safe online.