COVID-19 Resources for Families and Children

Parents and other caregivers have unique needs and stressors in this COVID-19 pandemic. Learning to balance working from home, facilitating remote learning for their children, supporting the emotional well-being of family members during this crisis, and maintaining financial stability are among the most common. NYABPsi salutes those parents and caregivers who are also part of the essential workforce and on the front lines, working daily on behalf of our community. We offer this resource list to support you!

ABPsi and CHN Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: This resource discusses individual and community trauma, and offers tools for practicing self, family, and community care. 

Supporting Families During COVID-19– This website contains a number of articles for supporting kids, teens, and families. Topics include how to teach kids about COVID-19, help them to manage anxiety and fears, and tips to help parents and caregivers manage their own well-being.

5-Tips for talking to your children about COVID-19: This article provides guidance for emotionally supporting kids during the COVID-19 crisis.

Helping Homebound Children During COVID-19 (CSTS): This resource outlines how staying at home can affect children and families, and provides practical tips for supporting families. 

Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now: This article features common questions parents and caregivers have about supporting kids during the pandemic, and responses from experts. 

How to Ease Anxiety for Kids With and Without Special Needs During Coronavirus Isolation– Tips for parents for addressing their own and their children’s anxiety.-Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): This fact sheet provides information for how families can prepare for, respond to, and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus: A fun way for kids to learn about COVID-19.-

We encourage you to reach out to us with any general questions or concerns you have, or for information about additional resources and support.