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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

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.

Resources For The Three Rs






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

In the Back to Basics blog series, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, Ph.D. illuminates how and why a handful of synergistic, simple, and scientifically grounded lifestyle choices offer protection from the novel coronavirus and fortify mental and physical health for life.

Webinars and Events

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Presents On Newsela Webinar About COVID-19

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Speaks On COVID-19 Town Hall Hosted by AFT, National PTA and Carnegie Corporation

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Presents at Whiteboard Advisors Webinar on COVID-19

Turnaround for Children Joins Learning Forward Webinar On Supporting Students in Stressful Times

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

The Science of Learning and Development Alliance

COVID-19 Resources for Field Leaders

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).

Educating All Learners Alliance 

Turnaround for Children has joined forces with The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) to help ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction, The Alliance aims to elevate best practice approaches for schools and educators to promote equity for all learners during the coronavirus pandemic.


The 180 Podcast: Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.

The 180 Podcast: How to Parent in a Pandemic: A Conversation with Dr. Pamela Cantor

ISTE Ed Influencers Podcast: Turnaround for Children Founder, Dr. Pamela Cantor, shares how school closures and trauma impact student learning

Resources from Other Trusted Sources



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 (SAMHSA): Talking With Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Wide Open School: Schools are closed Minds are wide open

Bridge International AcademiesHome Learning 

Sanford Harmony: Harmony at Home


Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus


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

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis


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

U.S. Department of Education: COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.

Digital Promise: COVID-19 Online Learning

The Education Trust: 10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

Education Week: Map: Coronavirus and School Closures


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”


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


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

Social Work License Map: 60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

SAMSHA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

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

Mindsight Institute