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Resources for Families

Behavioral Health & Wellness Resources

For Parents and Children


For Parents: this section provides resources for parents for how to talk with children about COVID-19 emphasizing reassurance of child fears and anxieties, modeling proper hygiene, establishing routines and monitoring media use

For Children:  this section provides age-appropriate resources for children (e.g., songs and videos) regarding proper hygiene, illness, and visits to medical professionals 

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


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


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

 

https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/guidelines-talking-students-about-coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), American Academy of Pediatrics

“What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus,” New York Times

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus, PBS Kids

Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus, Zero to Three

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now, NPR

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coping After a Disaster (Ready Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cómo sobrellevar los desastres o eventos traumáticos (Read Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LISTO CALIXTO se prepara para la temporada de influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A Germ-fighting Superhero, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/PBS Kids

Step-by-step Handwashing with Elmo, Sesame Street/PBS Kids

The Man with the Yellow Hat Explains How Germs Work, Curious George/PBS Kids

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus Zine/Comic Boo

Brain Breaks/Mindfulness Ideas for All Ages

 

All School Age Levels:

Elementary School Level:

Meditation Apps for Kids

Journal Prompts for Kids on Self Esteem & Confidence

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

Mindful Ozzy Introduces Mindfulness

Freeze Dance

Root to Rise

Zen Den-Listening Exercise 

Activity: Teaching Gratitude to Kids

Just Breathe by Mindful Schools

Yoga for the Classroom-All Ages!

5 Minute Yoga

Sun Salutations and Yoga with Animals

Butterfly Body Scan

Middle School Level:

High School Level:

A Simple Mindful Gratitude Exercise

Gratitude Curriculum for Middle & High Schoolers-Has MULTIPLE Activities!

Mindfulness for Middles Instructional Article: Getting Buy-In and Activities

Mindfulness for Middle School: Explanation for Students

20 Minute Yoga Practice for Tweens for Stress Relief

“Release” – A Whirlwind of Daily Pressures: How Students Cope

Yoga for the Classroom-All Ages!

13 Minute Body Scan

Everyday Mindfulness: An Explanation

Why Mindfulness is a Superpower

5 Minute Meditation

Mindfulness for Teens

Mindfulness Exercises (for Teens) 

10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation: Self Soothing by Calm

10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation: The Power of Community by Calm

Gratitude Curriculum for Middle & High Schoolers-Has MULTIPLE Activities!

20 Minute Yoga Practice for Teens

Yoga for the Classroom-All Ages!

An Experiment in Gratitude Use this as an intro to doing a gratitude practice with your teen!

Why Mindfulness is a Superpower

20 Minute Meditation: 10 Minutes Guided 10 Minutes Open

Dealing with Difficult Moments