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NASP: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (guidelines in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Korean, French, and Vietnamese) 

Health and wellness apps offer free services to help those coping with coronavirus 

Drawing Classes with Famous Illustrators (this one might be fun for you and the kids! Carson Ellis is one of our favorite illustrators and she has an amazing instagram thing going.) 

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: 

Stress and Coping: 

Caring for Children in a Disaster: 

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Resources for the Public  

  • If you need help, please text SHARE to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line. You can also call The Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to free and confidential support and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. 

  • Check out the Quarantine Family Toolkit by Kristin Ramsey, ATR-BC, LPC, which offers suggestions and resources on how to talk with children about COVID-19, a sample daily schedule for working/learning at home, online apps, podcasts and other resources for daily activities, mindfulness activities and short guided muscle relaxation script, as well as many art activities instructions and examples. 

  • Resources for addressing COVID-19 — The National Council for Behavioral Health offers resources to help manage coronavirus-related anxiety and to communicate with your kids about this crisis among other topics. Behavioral health care workers will also find resources including telehealth best-practices and implications for certain vulnerable client groups.