Children’s Institute knows that children’s social emotional health is greatly impacted by times of anxiety and the recent news about COVID-19. Following are resources on how to share information such as this with young children as well as other useful topics to help children and their families navigate through the current situation.
PLEASE NOTE: You can continue to reach any Children's Institute staff member by calling 585-295-1000 or through email. We are working at this time from home offices and will respond in a timely manner.
Information for Families
Transform Research Center: COVID-19 resources
Healthi Kids: Resources for Families: COVID-19
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds: 7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Scholastic Classroom Magazines: Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus
Zero to Three: Answering Your Young Child’s Questions About Coronavirus
NASP - National Association of School Psychologists: Health Crisis Resources
Psychology Today: How to Stay Calm in the Midst of the Coronavirus Crisis
NCTSN - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies; Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children; Preparing for an Outbreak -- FAQs for Individuals and Families; Manage Anxiety & Stress
PBS for Parents: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Stanford Children's Health: COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know
Permanente Medicine: Family Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Ibero-American Action League: Noticias e información local sobre la pandemia COVID-19 en Rochester, N.Y.
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds: 7 MANERAS DE APOYAR A NIÑOS Y ADOLESCENTES DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DEL CORONAVIRUS
Activities for Children
Kids Out and About: Master guide to COVID-19 online activities for kids, teens, families, and adults
Scholastic: Learn at Home
Kids Out and About: 250+ Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis
Planning with Kids: 10 Activities To Do At Home With The Kids
Parenting Healthy: Social & Emotional Learning Resources – Covid-19 Resources for Kids & Teens
123 Homeschool: 101 FUN Things to do in COVID-19 Isolation
NESCA - Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents: Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures
NYS Office of Mental Health: Information on Novel Coronavirus
City of Rochester: Responding to Coronavirus and COVID-19 in Rochester
Call 2-1-1 — or visit the 2-1-1 website
The Community Foundation: COVID-19 Resource Page
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
Rochester First News: Charter to offer free access to Spectrum broadband, WiFi during virus outbreak
Community Check-In Conversation Series
Join us and others in our community to simply listen, support and connect. The Virtual Community Connection is a series of virtual community discussions intended to foster human connection and inform our anticipation of needs as we navigate an unprecedented time.