As COVID-19 spreads around the globe and news of more and more infections and impacts spreads even quicker, our kids are full of questions and anxiety. As schools close around the world and kids’ routines are disrupted and changed, they need reassurance and a sense of normalcy. Here at Hope 4 Hurting Kids, we are dedicated to providing the information and resources you need to help kids and teens to navigate these unprecedented and anxious times. Check back daily as we try to keep up with developments and provide you with information on how to help the kids and teens in your life.
COVID-19 Information Links
The following sites are considered authoritative in terms of providing information about COVID-19.
- CDC: About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC: Latest Updates
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself
- CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick
- Ohio Dept of Health: COVID-19
Each week (or more often) we will be publishing information to help you educate yourself, keep your kids informed and tend to your child(ren)’s emotional well being. As we have added more and more articles to the Covid-19 page, we’ve decided to organize things a little better. So, we have divided the articles into various categories.
Emotions Related to Coronavirus
These articles relate to helping kids deal with the trauma, emotions and grief related to the current pandemic.
Coronavirus Resources for Kids and Teens
These articles features resources, activities and information related to Covid-19 which are directed especially for kids and teens.
Articles Related to Coronavirus Prevention
These articles deal with issues related to prevention of Coronavirus like social distancing and hand washing.
General Coronavirus Information
These articles contain useful general information about coronavirus.
Other Coronavirus Related Articles
This category is for everything that doesn’t fit neatly into one of the categories above.
* Information about COVID-19 is coming fast and furious. At Hope 4 Hurting Kids, we are trying to share as much information as possible in as timely a manner as possible. We are not interested in recreating the wheel, and where we have identified useful resources, we are trying to share that information. This may include graphics that parents and other adults may find helpful. Wherever possible, we have tried to link back to the original source in each article for any such graphic. That said, it is never our intention to violate anyone else intellectual property rights, and if we have reposted something of yours that you would rather we not share, please let us know and we will take it down.
Links to Other Helpful Articles
Hope 4 Hurting Kids is not the only place to get information on helping kids deal with Coronavirus and COVID-19. Below we have collected some of the best resources and articles we have found on helping kids deal with the current crisis. The links are listed in reverse order by category and date added so you can keep track of updates.
- Free Resources for Kids During Coronavirus Quarantine [Southside Christian] (added 2020-03-28)
- Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children [Save the Children] (added 2020-03-28)
- Coronavirus Guide for Parents: 100s of Activities and Resources [Mommy Poppins] (added 2020-03-20)
- At Home Resources for Kids and Families During Coronavirus 2020 [Harper Collins Publishing] (added 2020-03-19).
Facts and Information
- Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically [New York Times] (added 2020-03-28)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) [KidsHealth] (added 2020-03-20)
- What is Social Distancing and How Can It Slow the Spread of COVID-19? [John Hopkins University] (added 2020-03-20)
- New Coronavirus Outbreak: Facts, FAQs, and How to Help[Save the Children] (added 2020-03-19)
- What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus [Nationwide Children’s Hospital] (added 2020-03-19).
- Coronavirus Resource Center [Harvard Health Publishing] (added 2020-03-19)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) [UNICEF] (added 2020-03-19).
Talking to Children
- Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children [CDC] (added 2020-03-20)
- Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts – how parents should tell kids [BBC] (added 2020-03-19).
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus [PBS] (added 2020-03-19)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource [National Association of School Psychologists] (added 2020-03-19)
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus [Cope With School NYC] (added 2020-03-19).
- 10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids [PBS] (added 2020-03-17)
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus [Child Mind Institue] (added 2020-03-17)
- How to talk to children about the coronavirus [Harvard Health Publishing] (added 2020-03-17)
- How does coronavirus affect children? How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 — and help them protect themselves [MarketWatch] (added 2020-03-17)
- How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus [Healthline] (added 2020-03-17)