Author:
Barbara Soots
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Preschool, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School, Adult Education
Tags:
  • COVID
  • Wa-Resources-for-Parents
  • wa-families
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    OSPI COVID-19 Information: Resources for Families

    OSPI COVID-19 Information: Resources for Families

    Overview

    As schools, students, families, and communities plan for and experience closures, OSPI is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together.

    OSPI Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website - check here for the most current guidance from OSPI)

    Resources for Parents and Caregivers

    OSPI Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources

    As schools, students, families, and communities plan for and experience closures, OSPI is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together.

    Resources from Other Organizations

    Protect Yourself and Your Family
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website with details on what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community. Includes suggestions for managing anxiety and stress.

    Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (PDF) 
    Guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

    Helping Children Cope
    The United States Department of Homeland Security’s website Ready provides suggestions to help children cope with disasters.

    Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Corronavirus Diease 2019 
    Resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.

    Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic 
    Common Sense Media provides a range of information for families during the Coronavirus pandemic.

     

     

    Image by Vektor Kunst iXimus from Pixabay 

    Resources for Children

    Suggested Resources

    Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
    Comic that includes information from healthcare experts interviewed for an NPR story. Can also be printed and folded into a zine. (Recommended ages 8-12)

    Coronavirus Infographic and Game
    Free resources for teaching children about the Coronavirus and hygiene from Tumblehome. (ages vary)

    BrainPOP: Coronavirus
    BrainPOP is a surprisingly entertaining, at time humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions. (Recommended for elementary age children and young teens)

    Handwashing posters & other materials for children and teens
    Printable posters from the Center for Disease Control. (all ages)

     

    superhero girl washing hands

    Attribution and License

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