Helping Children Cope with Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm. Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. The National Association of School Psychologists offers guidelines for talking to children about COVID-19. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.
Johns Hopkins Schoolof Education is on the frontlines shaping how the education profession responds to the challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus. A trove of timely and relevant research, expertise, guidance, and resources are intended to help families, teachers, and district leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever.
The world has been on high alert concerning the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. Facing History and Ourselves offers a teaching idea outlines the known facts about the virus and giving students the opportunity to explore instances of discrimination related to this novel strain of coronavirus.