MassAIMH has collected several resources that mental health professionals may find helpful during this challenging time.
Resources for Providers
In our community, we center on the question, “how are the children?” The pre-recorded webinar above, created in partnership by MassAIMH, MSPCC, and United Way, is an introduction to some ways to nurture young children’s social emotional wellness and infant mental health using a relationship-focused, equity-centered, trauma-informed approach. This webinar incorporates thinking about how COVID-19 affects our youngest children, including an introduction to the science behind the impact of trauma on young children and some strategies that caregivers and early childhood providers can use to support children in challenging times such as now.
Resources from The US. National Pandemic Emotional Impact Report
Telehealth Service in Infant Mental Health Home Visiting (MI AIMH)
NN COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series (Neurosequential Network)
Dr. Barbara Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis. Dr. Stroud provides parents with information and skills to support their children’s emotional health, mental well being, and build necessary skills of resilience.
Empowering Parents – Parenting Through COVID-19 from Natalie Fellows on Vimeo.
Stories for Young Children
Georgie and the Giant Germ coloring book for kids
Resources for Talking with Young Children
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children (CDC)
10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids (PBS)
What I’m telling my kids about Covid-19 (CNN)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (NASP)
Stress, Resilience, and the Role of Science:Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic (Center on the Developing Child, Harvard)
How can parents talk to children about COVID-19 and its impact?
Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus (WBUR)
Supporting Child Caregivers blog by Doctor Alexandra Murray Harrison, MD
Supporting Families During COVID-19 (Child Mind Institute)
Sesame Street Caring for Each Other
Click here for a list of Resources and Activities for Families to do at Home
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty from PsychologyTools.com
We All Need Help Sometimes: Public Information Campaign
Wondering About Social Distancing? (New York Times)
8 Ways to Relieve Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, According to Psychologists (Prevention)
Rapid Response Resources: COVID-19 (PIE Network)
Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips (Understood.org)
World Health Organization (WHO) Resources
Briefing Note about MHPSS aspects of COVID-19 (IASC)
Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others (Prevent Child Abuse)
Expert tools and resources to help Canadians manage anxiety
Resources in Spanish:
Zero to Thrive Spanish Resources
Empoderar a los padres para crear calma: Hablando con sus hijos sobre el coronavirus from Natalie Fellows on Vimeo.