COVID-19 Resources

Parenting Resources for COVID-19

This current crisis has created some unique challenges for parents, especially those raising children who were already struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. Below are resources to help you navigate through some of these challenges.

Child Mind: Supporting Families During COVID-19
https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

National Child Traumatic Stress Institute: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
https://mhanational.org/covid19

Centers for Disease Control: Talking with Children about COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

Understood: Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/coronavirus-latest-updates

World Health Organization: Healthy Parenting Infographics
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

National Federation of Families: COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Families, and Youth
https://www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents

How to Balance Children’s Screen Time During the Pandemic
https://teach.com/resources/tips-for-balancing-childrens-screen-time/

Your Mental Health During COVID
https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/04/30/self-care-strategies-to-support-your-emotional-well-being/

Helping Kids During COVID
https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/08/timely-mental-health-tips-for-moms-and-dads

Helping Parents During COVID
https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/13/timely-mental-health-tips-for-moms-and-dads-2

Interpersonal Violence and COVID
https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/22/violence-in-the-home-and-vital-lines-of-support

Tips for Telehealth and COVID
https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/29/the-reasons-and-how-tos-for-virtual-doctor-visits

Great resource for families who need to talk to their kids re: COVID and a video for kids who are facing COVID testing
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/kids-covid-19/art-20482508

The COVID-19 Help Now line can link you to resources and provide emotional support. The line is open 8am-8pm Mountain Time with call, text, and chat options. 986-867-1073 or https://ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow/