Families

COVID-19 Parent Resources

The swift escalation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in NJ creates feelings of anxiety, stress and uncertainty within adults and parents — and these same feelings are experienced by very young children. Without the same life experiences and knowledge that adults have, many children are confused by what they see and hear and this adds additional anxiety and fear for them as they struggle to make sense of what is happening in their world. Though all children deal with such emotions in different ways, children who are dealing with school closures, cancelled events or separation from friends, are going to need to feel loved and supported by the adults that they trust now more than ever.  The documents compiled below are just a few resources available for parents and adults who are caring and supporting young children during this unprecedented public health emergency.

 

Articles and Publications

How to Talk to Your Child About Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Outbreak Fact Sheet (English)

Outbreak Fact Sheet (Chinese)

Age-Related Reactions to Traumatic Events

Parent Tips For Helping Infant and Toddlers After Disasters

Parent Tips For Helping Preschoolers After Disasters

Early Child Development Activity Guide

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

 

Preparedness Planning Tools

Ready.gov Pandemic (Adults)

Ready Kids (Children)