A Parent/Caregiving Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Corona Virus

We at Mad in America understand that the unfolding situation with the COVID-19 virus can be highly challenging for adults and children alike, whether your family members are healthy or ill, hunkering down together at home or separated by great distances. Among the challenges: What to say to and do to help reassure our kids and build resilience in an uncertain time?

To answer this question, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created a “Parent/Caregiving Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease.” For updates, please visit their website.



The guide is available in Spanish here.

What’s helping your family cope? What challenges are you facing? Please add your thoughts in the comments.


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