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.
Events of the past year have made clear that the work of civic educators—to empower youth with the ability to make positive change—is now more urgent than ever. Oftentimes, we see something that’s unjust and wonder, Where do I go? What do I do?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.