Talking To Children About COVID-19
A letter from your DMPS Counseling Staff
Dear Parents and Guardians of our DMPS students,
As school counselors, we want to encourage you to limit your children’s exposure to the media and remain calm about this issue with your children in order to help them address their fears.
Below are listed some resources from the American School Counselor Association website www.schoolcounselor.org to help you and your student understand COVID 19 and discuss it together.
Talking to children about COVID-19.
Here is s short video of information from BrainPop.
This video gives many details about the virus, and it can be translated into any language.
We know that we are off school, but if your family has had a tough time with changes or stresses, please be sure you or your student check in with your school counselors. We are always available by email, and we are here to help.
Please find additional resources to help cope with the impact of COVID-19 on your family.
|DMPS Elementary School Counseling
Optional Resources for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Home
|Providing emotional support to children during a pandemic||Suggestions from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress|
|Supporting mental health in a pandemic||Mental health tips from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
|Student & family Resources|
|COVID-19 Social Stories: Helping children understand in kid-friendly terms||COVID-19 comic for kids by NPR|
|SEL Activities: Videos, games, challenges toolkits, and more to support social-emotional growth||Printable Tools and Activities from Conscious Discipline (Create a free account to access some resources)|
|Calming Strategies: Videos, activities, and exercises to foster mindfulness||Mind Yeti- research-based guided mindfulness video sessions|
|Websites: Access to a variety of SEL information and resources||Please Pass the Love- resources for youth, families, and schools|