Family Resources for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Welcome to our new Resource page Mustang families! We know this has been a stressful time that has required a lot of adjustment and patience. We want to let you know that we are here to support your students. Please see our Counselor Corner tab for our updated contact information. Below are some resources centered around Covid-19 that may help when talking with your student. We are all in this together and we want you to know that you are supported. Let us know how we can be of help!
-Crystal Dean (7-8 counselor) Amy Didomenico (4-6 school counselor) and Nicole W. Ribeiro (K-3 school counselor)
Resource for Adults: Talkspace
Talkspace is providing free therapy for medical and health care workers, first responders, and state employees on a first-come, first-serve basis. The company connects individual users with a network through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. In addition to therapy, Talkspace launched a series of free, therapist-led Facebook support groups to address anxiety relating to COVID-19, and a COVID-19 channel on Instagram (IG). These platforms include therapists, weekly therapist IG LIVES, mental health check-ins, and content sharing.
https://sites.google.com/view/calmavirtualcalmingroom/home (Calming Resource for Students)
Something fun for parents to do with kids: Disney Bedtime Hotline
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR:
The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4
YouTuber Mark Rober on social distancing and germs (classroom based experiment):
American School Counseling Association Coronavirus Resources: