• Emotional Support for Students

    • Create time to listen to and talk with your child. Be honest with your child and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to process.

    • Reassure children that adults at home and school are working to take care of their health and safety. If they have concerns, they should talk to an adult they trust.

    • Remind children that most people will not get (COVID-19) coronavirus. School and health officials are being especially careful to make sure as few people as possible get sick.

    • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. 

    • Limit the amount of exposure to television and social media regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    • It is important that all students and staff treat everyone with respect and not jump to conclusions about who may or may not have COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    • If your child seems distressed about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please reach out to your school counselor, psychologist, or social worker for support. Additional resources to provide emotional support to children:

    • Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists) 

    • Talking to Children About Coronavirus (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)