Resources and Information about Taking Care of YOU, Supporting Families’ and Young Children’s Emotional Well-being and Resilience During COVID-19

Self-care

Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3262-young-children-at-home-during-the-covid-19-outbreak-the-importance-of-self-care

Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care • ZERO TO THREE
http://www.zerotothree.org

Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.

Managing Anxiety & Stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Supporting Families (both Expecting and with Young Children)

Prenatal and Infancy

March of Dimes Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): What You Need to Know about its Impact on Moms and Babies: https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know.aspx

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fpregnancy-faq.html

Early Childhood and School Age

Social Emotional Learning Resources During COVID-19: https://casel.org/covid-resources/

Center for the Developing Child: Stress, Resilience, and the Role of Science in Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/stress-resilience-and-the-role-of-science-responding-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

PBS Kids - How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: https://www.pbs.org/parents and Tips for Talking About COVID-19 with Your Kids: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/10-tips-for-talking-about-covid-19-with-your-kids

10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids | PBS NewsHour
http://www.pbs.org

If you are a parent or caregiver and feeling unsure about what to share, how much to say, and ways to navigate COVID-19when so much is uncertain, you’re not alone.

Parent Resources, Tips, and Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents
http://www.pbs.org

Explore parent resources to help you raise kind, curious and resilient children. Find parenting tips, hands-on activities, games, and apps featuring your . . .

Save the Children - 7 Simple Tips on How to Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus:

https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/coronavirus-outbreak/coronavirus-outbreak-how-to-explain-children

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

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Child Care Aware of America - Stay Up-To-Date on the Latest Coronavirus News & Resources: for Parents: https://info.childcareaware.org/coronavirus-updates#parents

The Latest Coronavirus News & Resources

http://info.childcareaware.org

Child Care Aware® of America is gathering resources to ensure the safety of all individuals during this COVID-19 outbreak.

UNICEF: How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teenagers-can-protect-their-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Zero to Three Tips for Families during the Coronavirus: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

National Association for the Education of Young Children COVID-19 Resources : https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/covid-19

Helplines

National Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 for Vets/Military

Crisis Text Line: text ‘help’ to 741-741

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 919-956-9124 or visit https://nccadv.org/contact

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.

NC COVID-19 Information: Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

For the Most Up-to-Date Information

NC DHHS Coronavirus updates: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

The United States (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides up-to-date information about prevention, symptoms, testing, and the current situation. Follow CDC recommendations:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The American Academy of Pediatrics (https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/) and http://HealthyChildren.org are providing critical updates on COVID-19 for families and clinicians.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing "rolling updates" of COVID-19 guidance and recommendations: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/coronavirus.asp