Resources for COVID-19
Information here has been largely "crowdsourced" through the SPP listserv and requests to members. While we have done our best to post accurate and unbiased information, we have not been able to fully vet all sources. Please contact the SPP Webmaster (Dustin Wallace) at email@example.com with any corrections, concerns, or additions.
Self-Care for Healthcare Providers
- Toolkit by NCTSN, Nemours and CHOP includes resources with concrete strategies that can be used by individual medical staff or healthcare teams
- University of Colorado provides a list of resources for providers to practice self-care during this time
- Montefiore provides a webinar on how to manage anxiety related to COVID-19 for providers
- Intensive Care Society provides a variety of resources for providers on how to manage their wellbeing during this time
- A new site, Whiteboard Psychology, takes on healthcare workers' emotions in the face of COVID-19, and also has some great clinical illustrations for psychologists' use with patients!
Looking for even more?
- American Psychological Association provides a variety of links for healthcare providers about COVID-19 and how to manage stress
- Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers lists many different resources! Scroll down to find resources for providers
- Telehealth guidance by state during COVID-19, created by the American Psychological Association
- Telepsychology Wikiversity page for tips and tricks
- Children’s Mercy center for bioethics provides information on managing Ethics while providing telehealth
For families: Talking to children and teens about COVID and helping their stress
- Center for Disease Control: general principles on how to talk to children about COVID-19
- National Association of School Psychologists: Tips for parents/caregivers on how to talk to children about COVID and how to navigate school changes during this time
- Kids Health by Nemours has some strategies for talking to kids about COVID-19
- UNICEF provides ideas for teachers/caregivers on how to talk to children at different age levels about COVID-19
- Illustrated storybook by NCTSN, UCSF, SAMHSA, and HHS. Good practical examples of community, family, and emotions. Can be viewed online or printed, and has workbook and parent guide.
- Illustrated storybook developed by global experts from IASC MHPSS RG
- How to talk to your child about COVID-19 by St. Jude's
- Helping children and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr. Annette La Greca, PhD
For families: Coping with social distancing
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: how to prepare the family for an outbreak, coping with the outbreak, and resources for additional support
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: provides a variety of resources for families, providers, and leaders on how to support themselves and others
- American Academy of Pediatrics: provides information for families about COVID-19
- MindHeart: several great COVID-themed coloring books for multiple languages
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital: how to stay mentally healthy, how to manage indoor boredom, and a variety of other useful ideas
- Child Mind Institute: helping children cope with traumatic events
- Emerging Minds: how to support children and young people during COVID-19
- Health Care Toolbox from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress provides resources for families and providers
- Video with guidance for recognizing stress and coping with the new normal by pediatric psychologist Dara Steinberg
- Keeping good sleep habits (pdf) provided by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Information relevant to young people with specific health conditions
- Parenting children with chronic illness during COVID-19, by the American Psychological Association
- Information for children with cancer provided by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
- How to work with students with ADHD, resources from CHADD
- The Autism Educator provides a short story about COVID-19
- We have gathered some Social Stories about COVID-19, by VerySpecialTales.com
- Webinar with information about COVID-19 relevant to children with mental health diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, ODD), from the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health (free, but have to provide your email address)
Specific financial and other resources
School/Education information to share with Children and Families
- NYU Langone provides a resource for caregivers on how to manage school concerns during this time
- Department of Education provides information for families about special education services during this time off of school
- Check your local school for curriculum-based assignments. If none available, here are links for curriculum-based assignments for all grade levels from The School District of Philadelphia.
- Kids Activity Blog compiled a list of educational companies who are proving free resources
Education and distance learning for pediatric psychologists and trainees
- SPP supports the CCTC Education and Training Considerations during COVID-19
- The American Psychological Association has many continuing education and professional development opportunities online.
- Advanced research methods training is FREE this year through APA, register by May 4
- Lindsey Cohen and his group at GSU are compiling a list (see "other training resources" linked here)
Special thanks to Meghan Walls, Jennifer Pendley, Line Caes, Wendy Ward, Anne Kazak, Carolina-Nicole Herrera, Mary Ann McCabe, Lindsey Cohen, Maribeth Wicoff, and the Peds SIG of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.