As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. 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.
- 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
- 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
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence – Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19: Tips for You and Your School Community
CASEL Cares – A new initiative from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning that connects the SEL community with experts to to support schools and teachers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Social-Emotional Learning: Not Just for Kids. In this post on The Cult of Pedagogy, Wendy Turner explains how she models the five core SEL competencies in her classroom and why teachers should lead by example.
School Responses to COVID-19: Serving ELLs and Immigrant Students
How can schools and districts ensure that ELLs and their families are included in all communications and school closure plans related to COVID-19?
- Distance Learning for ELLs: Guide and Resources
- School Responses to COVID-19: ELL/Immigrant Considerations
- Communicating with ELLs and Their Families During School Closures
- Distance Learning for ELLs: Privacy Considerations
- COVID-19 School Closures: Supporting English Learners During the COVID-19 Pandemic (American Federation of Teachers)