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COVID-19 Resources For Parents & Caregivers

Resources developed by our Child and Family Policy Team and compiled from other organizations in Texas and nationally addressing child development, parent and caregiver support, return to school and more are provided below.

In communities across Texas, families are facing the challenges arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and that creates stressors that are as unique to each individual as they are universal in their impact.

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is committed to providing factual and reliable information regarding mental health resources during this crisis. It is critical to actively focus on your mental health as well as that of those in your care. The resources here represent a great place to start.

The Meadows Institute – Staying Mindful of Child Development When Discussing COVID-19:
MMHPI- COVID-19 Parenting Child Development

The Meadows Institute – Emotionally Managing COVID-19: A Parent and Caregiver’s Guide:
MMHPI- COVID-19 Parent Tip Sheet

The Meadows Institute – Emocionalmente Manejando COVID-19: Guía de padre y cuidador:
MMHPI- Hoja de Consejos Para Padres de COVID-19

A collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System providing free parent-led cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children in Texas who are experiencing stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic:
BCM and HHS- Coping with Covid-19

UNICEF: Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19:
UNICEF- Covid-19 Returning to School

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – resources for talking to kids about coronavirus, talking about sick or lost loved ones, support for parents of kids with disabilities and includes activities for kids:
AAC&AP- Helping Kids Cope

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus:
NCTSN- Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope, Covid-19

The Child Mind Institute has compiled resources on talking to children about COVID-19:
CMI- Talking to Kids about COVID-19

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource:
NASP- Talking to Kids about COVID-19

SAMHSA – Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:
SAMHSA- Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers

Alliance for a Healthier Generation – Resources to support the physical health of children during COVID-19:
AHG- Resources for Physical Health of Children during COVID-19