The International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN), a worldwide consortium of children’s advisory groups, has put together a COVID-19 resource hub for their youth members and families. Watch videos from kids on how routine medical care is different for them during COVID-19 and one that shares her COVID-19 experience. Also hear from kids on some things they […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide fear, anxiety, and confusion in adults, and major disruptions in almost all aspects of daily life. But what about the pandemic’s effects on children? In this article, pediatrician and former child and family therapist Elizabeth A Rider, outlines common reactions and suggests supportive interventions by developmental stage.
Families around the world are isolating together or social distancing. From structuring up and finding ways to alleviate stress and talking about COVID-19 to your kids, the World Health Organization has six tips to help make it a positive experience.
The COVID-19 outbreak can be especially challenging for pediatric cancer patients, survivors, and their families. In their resource center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital shares information on how to talk to your child about COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and what COVID-19 means for children with weakened immune systems and for childhood […]
Some advice and recommendations from the WHO on staying healthy at home during this period where a lot of people around the world may currently be in isolation.
In the time of uncertainty, such as with the current Coronavirus situation, children need information that takes into account their comprehension abilities. This article stresses the importance of listening to what children understand about the disease and then providing them with information that is simple and accurate.
A senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security shares some insights on measures to take during this Covid- 19 pandemic. He addresses questions relating to self-quarantine, self-isolation, and social distancing.
There is no doubt that Coronavirus tops the conversation topics these days, which may naturally cause fear and anxiety for your children. This resource can serve as a guide to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.