As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in our country, many communities are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times particularly as schools attempt to reopen. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges.
Here is a collection of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list. If you have resources to suggest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- Back to School 2020 Resources, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus, Harvard Medical School
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
- Coronavirus Public Health Emergency: Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents’ Emotions, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona
- Social-Emotional Learning During COVID 19 Crisis: Equity Lens Reflection, Karen Craddock, PhD
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, NPR
- Social and Emotional Learning Supports for Children and Young Adults Around Covid-19, SEL4TX
- 5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety, Education Development Center
- Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students, Cyberbullying Research Center
- Ethical Considerations: School Counseling in a Virtual Setting, American School Counselors Association
- My Kid’s School is Closed, So Now What?, Confident Parents, Confident Kids