Talking To Children About COVID-19

A letter from your DMPS Counseling Staff

Dear Parents and Guardians of our DMPS students,

We know that you will now have students in your homes for the next several weeks. 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.
https://www.dmschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SAMHSA-Guidance-for-Children.pdf

Here is s short video of information from BrainPop.
https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

This video gives many details about the virus, and it can be translated into any language.
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

We know that we are off school, but if your family has had a tough time over this break 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.

We hope these resources are helpful.

The DMPS Counseling Staff