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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

The novel coronavirus is disrupting the way we live, work and experience school. To halt the spread of infection, to be physically safe, we must distance ourselves from many of the people in our lives. But to be emotionally safe, we need to maintain connections to our family, friends, teachers and peers. In other words, to the people we trust. The following is a curated list of resources for parents and caregivers, teachers, educators and leaders—for any adult who has a trusting, supportive relationship with a child—and for children and young people themselves.

Resources from Turnaround for Children

Educator Resource: Stress and the Brain

Turnaround for Children offers free access to Stress and the Brain, a resource for educators selected to complement The 180 Podcast episode Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.


7 Tips for Parents and Caregivers: Reassuring Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak

People, Adult, Autumn, Back, Boy, Casual, Child

The most powerful tool that we as adults have to manage stress and to help our young people manage stress is the human relationship. Because relationships that are strong and trustful release the hormone oxytocin and oxytocin can restore a child’s sense of safety.


Back to Basics Blog Series

The Recipe for Reducing Stress and Boosting Health

This blog post is the first in a series focused on what we can do, starting right now, to emerge from this time of crisis with new lifestyle habits that will empower us and our families to flourish, mind and body, from now on.

Mother Nature’s Magic Pill

The second blog post in the series focuses on the science of exercise. The biochemistry of exercise protects your body against illness and frees up the warm glow of your inner sunlight, providing a healthy dose of the most powerful of all vitamins – “Vitamin L” (LOVE!) – to yourself and the people in your life.


Video

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Speaks to Sree Sreenivasan About Staying Positive During the Coronavirus Pandemic


The Science of Learning and Development Alliance


ISTE #COVID19 Education Coalition

More than 30 organizations, including Turnaround for Children, have joined forces to share resources and support to support educators during this challenging time for schools around the world. Learn more about the #COVID19 Education Coalition, convened by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).


Resources from Other Trusted Sources

 

FOR CAREGIVERS AND PARENTS:

Common Sense Media: Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Stanford Children’s Health: Healthier Happy Lives Blog: How to Talk with Kids About COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA): Talking With Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks


FOR CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE:

The Atlantic: How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

National Public Radio (NPR): Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other


FOR EDUCATORS / DISTANCE LEARNING:

Learning Keeps Going: Tips, news and support for educators and closed schools provided by edtech providers 

MENTOR: Connection In A Time of Social Distancing

SchoolHouse Connection: COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools and Early Learning Programs

Transcend: Now that Everyone’s a School Designer…

Learning Policy Institute: Learning in the Time of COVID-19


MEDICAL INFORMATION:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About

Harvard Medical School: Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center

Washington Post: Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, And How To “Flatten The Curve”


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

American Psychological Association: Working Out Boosts Brain Health

Aspen Institute Project Play: Suggestions to Promote Physical Activity

Mayo Clinic: Exercise & Stress: Get Moving To Manage Stress

Medline Plus: Exercise and Immunity

World Health Organization: Physical Activity and Young People


SELF-CARE:

Greater Good Science Center: How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Mental Health America: Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

The Lancet: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence

Mindsight Institute