COVID-19 Resources

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How do I talk to my child about the Coronavirus?
Children, as well as adults, are likely to experience anxiety in this uncertain time. Several resources have been created by leading mental health experts on how to have age-appropriate, fact-based and reassuring conversations with you children about the outbreak and the steps they can take to stay healthy. 

•  How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus , Kids Health 

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

•  Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) , National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Where can I go for information on the Coronavirus and its impact on education and children?
There are several resources available for parents about the Coronavirus. The  U.S. Department of Education (ED)  has resources to assist education leaders in protecting student privacy and ensuring students with disabilities continue to receive services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during school closures due to the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has additional guidance and further resources, including:

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