The materials below include guidelines and specific ideas about how to Support Children Who are Home due to the corona virus.
There are also specialized Guidelines for Teachers to build connection and support students in a virtual classroom environment. Many of these materials are useful to both parents and teachers.
Also please see the Managing Pandemic Stress Toolkit to support caregivers, educators and healthcare providers, or anyone experiencing unprecedented stress during the corona virus pandemic.
There are also guides and tools to help you Prepare Yourself for the Return to School in the Fall.
Support Children Who Are Home
Modules I-VIII are guidelines to help parents support their children while they are home from school during corona virus (Covid 19). Each module is a different component of support, because you may want to provide this information in smaller organized pieces. Modules are grouped, so please be sure to scroll through longer documents.
Module I: Structure Through Schedules and Routines
Module II: Attunement, Increasing the Quality of Adult Attention
Module III: Quiet Time, Solitary Time, Restore and Reset
Module IV: Promoting Positive Actions and Positive Emotions
Module V: Expressing Gratitude and Appreciation
Module VI: Information Control for Children
Module VII: Supportive Communication (Part 1)
Module VIII: Supportive Communication (Part 2)
Related Materials and Links (All Modules)
|Introduction and Modules I, II, and III:
Support Your Children: Modules: I,II,II (pdf)
|Modules IV and V:
Support Your Children: Modules: IV and V (pdf)
|Modules VI, VII, VIII:
Support Your Children: Modules: VI – VIII (pdf)
Please also see: Additional Related Materials/Links for Modules I-VIII
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Materials to support teachers managing virtual classrooms:
Promoting Engagement in a Virtual Classroom
Achieving Social Connectedness While Physically Distant: The Appreciation Journal
Building on Your Student Relationships: Staying Attuned in a Virtual Classroom
Building on Your Student Relationships: Recognition and Reward
Related Materials for Teachers (All Articles, Guidelines/Links)
Engaging Less Motivated Students: A Checklist of Intervention Options for Virtual Classrooms
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The Pandemic Stress Management Toolkit for caregivers, educators and healthcare providers.
Stress during this pandemic is like no other stress we’ve experienced before, which is why large numbers of educators and service providers are breaking down and experiencing uncontrolled stress responses. Many of our normal and automatic means of coping are inadequate for this increased demand. We need to be more deliberate in our efforts to reset the stress response ourselves. The following toolkit gives specific instruction to support individuals to interrupt the stress response and reset their brains and bodies.
|Taking Care of Yourself During the Pandemic:
Understanding Unprecedented Stress (pdf)