Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

The Government of Alberta has developed a COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Children and Students. The fact sheet also recommends CBC Kids News as a resource for students to learn more: CBC Kids News.

The Bonnyville Child and Adolescent Mental Health Collaborative also has Coping During COVID-19 resources posted on its website.

In addition there are a number of great resources that have been developed by organizations in North America to provide parents with tools to discuss COVID-19 with children. There are resources created for a variety of age levels.

Help children understand the Coronavirus and COVID-19 with this book from psychotherapist Ana M. Gomez.

COVIBOOK

This short activity book introduces young children to Coronavirus and has activities that explain how they can stop the virus from coming to visit. 

 

Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Yale Child Study Center)

Parenting in a Pandemic
Podcast by Susan Kaiser Greenland

We're Here for You during COVID-19
(Kids Help Phone)

Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of and Restrictions Related to COVID-19
(Canadian Psychological Association)

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
(Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

How to talk to children about the coronavirus
(Harvard Health)

Talking to Kids About COVID-19
(Anxiety Canada)

Talking to Children About COVID-19
(National Association of School Psychologists)

Talking with Children About Coronavirus 
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Talking with children during infectious disease outbreaks 
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus
(Child Mind Institute)