Response to COVID-19

Supporting Children and Discussing COVID-19

Supporting Children and
Discussing COVID-19

Parents and caregivers, as you continue your conversations about coronavirus with your children, you might find these articles helpful. They include how to approach, do’s and don’ts, answers to their frequently asked questions, and more helpful guidance.


National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Conscious Discipline: Five Helpful Responses to COVID-19 for Families

New York Times: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Rise and Shine: Supporting Your Teen During COVID-19

Rise and Shine: Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Sesame Street: Talking to Children about COVID-19

Books, Comics, Social Stories, & Videos

A Certain Kind of Sick

BrainPOP: Coronavirus Video

Caroline Conquers her Corona Fears: A Kids Coping & Coloring Book

Children’s National: A Kid Guide to Coronavirus

Children’s National: What is Coronavirus?

Conscious Discipline: Story Hand – Soothe Children’s Stress About COVID-19

Conscious Discipline: Why Can’t I Go To School?

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Easterseals: My Coronavirus Story

NPR Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families During COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Sesame Street: Soothing & Comforting

Sesame Street: Making Time for Play

Sesame Street: Routines During “The For Now Normal”

Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers

Sesame Street: Self Care for Parents

Makers of Shine: Ways to Decrease Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Please click below for previous updates and other resources from City Garden regarding COVID-19.

School Closure Announcement– as of March 19, 2020
Services & Resources Announcement – as March of 19, 2020
SLU Public Health Professor talks COVID-19 with Junior High Students – as of March 25, 2020
Physical & Creative Activities from Ms. Danielle Combs – as of April 2, 2020
Community Resources and Social-Emotional Learning
1. Family and Community Resources
2. Supporting Children and Discussing COVID-19
Distance Learning Program
Joy Parade – as of April 14, 2020
Family Assistance Fund – as of April 21, 2020
Mobile Food Markets
Family Update – April 20, 2020