COVID-19

Talking to and Supporting Children and Ourselves During the Pandemic

David J Schonfeld, MD, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, provides resources for early childhood educators on how to talk with young children about the pandemic to promote their understanding and adjustment, as well as practical advice that can be shared with parents on how to support their children’s adjustment and how they can serve as effective models of coping techniques.

The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 Special Edition: Creating Communities of Opportunity

While the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us, it isn’t affecting all of us equally. Some communities—especially communities of color—are feeling the brunt of the virus more than others, in terms of higher rates of infection as well as economic fallout, among many other ways.

In this third special COVID-19 episode of The Brain Architects podcast, host Sally Pfitzer is joined by Dr. David Williams, the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Help Stressed Babies and Toddlers During the Pandemic

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During this time of COVID-19, home quarantine, and social distancing, young children and their grown-ups are feeling the strain but children ages 0-3 have a limited understanding of what is happening. Here’s an article from Psychology Today that shows what stress and anxiety might look like in your little one, and how you can help.

 

Video: Bringing the Power of Optimism and Play to Children Who Have Endured Trauma & Adverse Experiences

From Trauma Informed Parent: This video presents Steve Gross, a clinical social worker and pioneer in the field of using playful engagement and relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma. He is the founder and Chief Playmaker of Life is Good Playmakers; a foundation that works to “harness the power of optimism to create healing, life-changing relationships for kids in need.”

Parenting with Balanced Caregiving – A Video from Michigan Medicine

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or another important adult, your child looks to you to figure out how to navigate the world.  Zero To Thrive is committed to helping families and professionals through the COVID-19 crisis with information and resources, including this video from Michigan Medicine to advocate for balanced caregiving or responses to children that are warm and kind and strong and in charge.

 

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