COVID-19 Resources

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

Samantha Harris and Devon Scott have created a book to support young children in learning about the Coronavirus. The book is available in multiple languages for download. Click the image to access it!
Cover of I am a Virus and my name is Coronavirus
Manuela Molina has created the Covibook for young children. this book in other languages
This  story developed by Piplo Productions is to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. In the story, the coronavirus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone’s lives.
A video story written by Kim St. Lawrence and read by Ryan St. Lawrence

Georgie and the Giant Germ coloring book for kids

COVID-19 Time Capsule

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

Self-Care Resources

Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty from

Other Resources:

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 (

World Health Organization (WHO) Resources

Briefing Note about MHPSS aspects of COVID-19 (IASC)

COVID-19 Support (U Colorado)

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.

Cover of Hola! Soy un Virus y me llamo Coronavirus