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
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.
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.
- The Recipe for Reducing Stress and Boosting Health
- Mother Nature’s Magic Pill
- Why Sleep is the Clean-Up Crew for Your Brain
- Use Your Fork Wisely to Clean up Your MMES
- Why Meditation is a Medically Proven Vaccine For Chronic Stress
- Setting Gratitude As Your Magnetic North
- The Neurobiology of Service — How 1+1 Can Equal 3
- Quality Time – How Connection Is The New Vitamin C
Webinars and Events
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).
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.
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 (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 Academies: Home Learning
Sanford Harmony: Harmony at Home
Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus
FOR CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE:
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
FOR EDUCATORS / DISTANCE LEARNING:
Learning Keeps Going: Tips, news and support for educators and closed schools provided by edtech providers
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
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