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COVID-19 Resources from Mrs. Bruce

Our school counselor, Mrs. Bruce, has compiled a list of some good resources to help make sense of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

 

YouTube video: How to Explain COVID-19 Social Distancing to Kids
A brief video (under 2 minutes) great for kids of all ages, explaining how a virus invades the body and why social distancing is necessary. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HTA3ql6uWY 
 
 
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
From PBS kids, this is great article for younger elementary-age students with links to videos about germs and hand-washing. 
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
 
 
Responding to Change and Loss
A great resource for parents and kids alike from the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Presented in a pdf format, this can be a great printout to keep on-hand. 
https://indd.adobe.com/view/924b5436-fca0-4a15-901a-9233134766e4
 
 
How to Help Your Child Cope With Change Positively
This article, an easy read by A Fine Parent, offers 10 ways to help your child(ren) through this time of change. 
https://afineparent.com/positive-parenting-faq/cope-with-change.html 
 
Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe
An article from the American Psychological Association that touches on social distancing and all of the feelings that can come from this very uncertain time. Coping skills are highlighted at the end of the article. 
https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
 
 
Child Mind Institute
A great overall website for parents with resources related to COVID-19, but also general resources related to anxiety, communication and more. 
https://childmind.org/
 
 
BASIC NEEDS: Utility Assistance
 
https://liheappm.acf.hhs.gov/navigator 
 
BASIC NEEDS: Social, Health care, Food and Community support benefits
 
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome 
 
BASIC NEEDS: Free Internet Access- limited time
 
https://internetessentials.com/