Explaining COVID-19 to Children & Teens
Below are some helpful pieces of information we’d like to share to accomplish both, reducing fear and uncertainty while increasing agency needed to help you and your family remain healthy. The information and links below were copied from the CDC website.
For more information about how to cope with the anxiety about the virus please contact your clinician at BCSC to discuss what you can do.
In addition, we recognize that this is a very difficult time for parents and how they may broach COVID-19 with this children. Below is a list of online resources that may be helpful:
A Kids Book About COVID-19: A Kids Book About.com
How to talk to kids about COVID-19: Momentous Institute
How to talk to kids about the news podcast (momentous institute): Momentous Institute Podcast
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
From the CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
From the National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
From the New York Times: Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus
From SAMHSA: Talking With Children Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
From Goats and Soda: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Basic Tips for parenting during COVID-19