COVID-19 Resources

ACLP shares the general public's concern about the COVID-19 pandemic. As the organization reacts to this public health crisis, we are guided by our vision: ACLP advances psychosocial care and the emotional safety of children, youth, and families impacted by healthcare and significant life experiences. To support child life specialists, allied healthcare workers, educators, other professionals, and the general public as we navigate this significant life experience together, ACLP would like to share these COVID-19 resources.

If you have suggestions for this page, please email Meagan Roloff at mroloff@childlife.org.

For updates on how COVID-19 is affecting the Child Life Annual Conference and other ACLP programs, click here
  

Resources for Children and Teens

Activities

Coronavirus Coloring Pamphlet - Created by a CCLS
Fratangelo, E. (2020). Coronavirus Coloring Pamphlet.

Coronavirus: How to Support Your Child Activity Sheet - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). Coronavirus: How to support your child activity sheet.

Coping with Covid-19 Workbook - Created by a CCLS
George, A. (2020). Coping with COVID-19 workbook. 

COVID-19 Activity Book - Created by a CCLS
Johns Hopkins Children's Center (2020). COVID-19 activity book. Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/patients-and-families/_documents/covid-19-resources-for-families/covid-19-activity-book.pdf

Family Activity to Help During COVID-19 Isolation - Created by a CCLS
Thornton, S. (2020). Family activity to help during COVID-19

Learn About Coronavirus and COVID-19 Activity Book - Created by a CCLS
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2020). Learn about coronavirus and covid-19 activity book. Retrieved from https://together.stjude.org/content/dam/together/en-us/other/covid-19/coronavirus-activity-book-together-english.pdf

Learn About the Coronavirus Coloring Book - Created by a CCLS
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2020). Learn about the coronavirus coloring book. Retrieved from https://together.stjude.org/content/dam/together/en-us/other/covid-19/coronavirus-for-kids-together.pdf

My Lock Down Diary
McCarthy, S. (2020). My Lock Down Diary. Retrieved from https://www.mylockdowndiary.com/

Playworks
Playworks. (n.d.). Play At Home. Retrieved from https://www.playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/
Resources for play at home and daily Facebook Live "recess."

Stay at Home Activities
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Created by a CCLS
Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah (2020). Stay at Home Activities

Reading Materials and Handouts

COVIBOOK (available in English, Spanish and Italian)
Molina, M. (2020). COVIBOOK.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Gharib, M. (2020, February 28). Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0GhVlwk_xzPC95s2r9K3KCkbITcQa6MrU1obgpj_9MfrxWZF4K9E5HTiA  

What is COVID-19? (for patients) - Created by a CCLS
Johns Hopkins Children's Center (2020). What is COVID-19? Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/patients-and-families/_documents/covid-19-resources-for-families/what-is-covid-19-for-patients.pdf

What is COVID-19 (for children with a sick family member) - Created by a CCLS
Johns Hopkins Children's Center (2020). What is COVID-19? Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/patients-and-families/_documents/covid-19-resources-for-families/what-is-covid-19-for-all-kids.pdf

Why Can't I Visit? - Created by a CCLS
Johns Hopkins Children's Center (2020). Why can't I visit? Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns-hopkins-childrens-center/patients-and-families/_documents/covid-19-resources-for-families/covid-19-why-cant-I-visit.pdf

Videos

COVID for Kids (School-Age) - Created by a CCLS
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital KidZoneTV (2020). COVID for Kids. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/mschildlife/videos/512518946317577/

Prep for Kids: COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Rady Children's Hospital (2020). Prep for kids: COVID-19. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/403018671/description

Time to Come in, Bear: A Children’s Story about Social Distancing

What is Coronavirus?: A Guide for Kids! - Created by a CCLS
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (2020). What is coronavirus?: A guide for kids! Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGSdsGUqjw&feature=youtu.be

Resources for Parents and Professionals

Articles and Blog Posts

Answering your young child's questions about coronavirus
Answering your young child's questions about coronavirus. (n.d.). Retrieved March 25, 2020, from https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3265-answering-your-young-child-s-questions-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR2j0DXU4cz9_uGZ_Dsw9hubFzgUlMtaf2xKnruIl3xDTfhfG2-uzqcC3tg  

Helping Kids Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic - Created by a CCLS
Mayo Clinic (2020). Helping kids cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Retrieved from https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/helping-kids-cope-with-the-covid-19-pandemic/

How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19 Created by a CCLS
Burnett, D. (2020, March 21). Guest blog: How to Talk to your child about COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.destinydeas.com/blog/2020/3/21/guest-blog-how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-covid-19

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Mayo Clinic (2020). How to talk to your kids about COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/kids-covid-19/art-20482508

Paediatric Pandemic Planning: Children’s Perspectives and Recommendations - Created by a CCLS
Koller, D., Nicholas, D., Gearing, R., and Kalfa, O. (2010). Paediatric pandemic planning: children’s perspectives and recommendations. Health & Social Care in the Community, 18(4), 369-377. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2009.00907.x 

Talking to Children About the New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Created by a CCLS
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2020). Talking to children about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Retrieved from https://www.chop.edu/news/health-tip/talking-children-about-new-coronavirus-disease-covid-19#

Talking to Children and Teens About COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital (2020). Talking to children and teens about COVID-19. Retrieved from https://uichildrens.org/health-library/talking-children-and-teens-about-covid-19-coronavirus

Talking to kids about THE CORONAVIRUS
Ehmke, R., & Child Mind Institute. (2020). Talking to kids about THE CORONAVIRUS. Retrieved March 25, 2020, from https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/  

What Parents Can Tell Children About Coronavirus - Created by a CCLS
Boles, J. (2020, March 9). What Parents Can Tell Children About Coronavirus.
Retrieved from https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/parents-tell-children-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0IZdvnRLMsdPRH9iL0nF2_r9UevZtwG0LrZ53nEq5aAQeTy3ZBnb3vZhU 

Handouts

5 Ways to Help Your Child During the COVID-19 Outbreak and Activities and Ideas for Helping Your Child  - Created by a CCLS
Beyer, K. (2020). 5 Ways to Help Your Child During the COVID-19 Outbreak and Activities and Ideas for Helping Your Child.

Answering Your Child's Questions About COVID-19 - Created by a child life student
Wiens, K. (2020). Answering your child's questions about COVID-19.

As a Healthcare Worker-Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus- Created by a CCLS
Denver Health (2020). As a healthcare worker: Talking to kids about coronavirus.

Atraumatic Care for Nasal Swabs - Created by a CCLS
Black, K. (2020). Atraumatic Care for Nasal Swabs.

Children’s Books on Grief - Created by a CCLS
Thornton, S. (2020). Children’s books on grief.

Coronavirus: How to Support Your Child - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). Coronavirus: How to support your child.

Helping Children Say Goodbye From Afar Created by a CCLS
Schoell, T. (2020). Helping Children Say Goodbye From Afar.

Helping Your Child Cope with Isolation in the Hospital - Created by a CCLS
Children's Mercy (2020). Helping Your Child Cope with Isolation in the Hospital.

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus - Created by a CCLS
Taylor, K. (2020). How to talk to children about the coronavirus.

How to Talk with your Child about COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Benoit, J, Orman, H., and Szewczynski, T. (2020). How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19.

If Coronavirus Were a Viral Media Post: How to Talk to Teens About COVID-19
 Created by a CCLS
Levitan, A. (2020). If Coronavirus Were a Viral Media Post: How to Talk to Teens About COVID-19 

In a Time of Crisis, Play is the Work of the Child - Created by a CCLS
Edwards, K. (2020). In a time of crisis, play is the work of the child. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/progress-notes/202004/in-time-crisis-play-is-the-work-the-child

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
Griffin, D. (2020, March 06). Parent/Caregiver guide to helping Families cope with THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2020, from https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019

Parenting in the Time of COVID-19
World Health Organization (2020). Parenting in the time of COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

Pediatric Patients in Isolation - Created by a CCLS
Children's Mercy (2020). Pediatric Patients in Isolation - Staff resource.

Preparing for a Nasal Swab - Created by a CCLS
Children's Mercy (2020). Preparing for a Nasal Swab.
Spanish Version

Reassuring Your Child About Coronavirus Created by a CCLS
Knott, H. (2020). Reassuring Your Child About Coronavirus

Reassuring Your Child About Coronavirus Infographic - Created by a CCLS
Knott, H. (2020). Reassuring Your Child About Coronavirus

Script for Explaining Coronavirus to Children Created by a CCLS
Knott, H. (2020). Script for Explaining Coronavirus to Children

Supporting Children During COVID-19 Pandemic Created by a CCLS
Cox, K. (2020). Supporting Children During COVID-19 Pandemic 

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
SAMHSA (2020). Taking care of your behavioral health during an infectious disease outbreak. Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4894.pdf

Tips for talking to children COVID-19 Created by a CCLS
Donna Koller, PhD, CCLS

Videos and Podcasts

A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus 
Barbaro, M. (Writer). (2020, March 27). A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus [Radio series episode]. In The Daily. New York, NY: The New York Times.

Autism Dysregulation During COVID-19: Strategies for Coping with Disrupted Routines, Heightened Anxiety, and Emotional Distress
Morris, K. (2020). Autism dysregulation during COVID-19: Strategies for coping with disrupted routines, heightened anxiety, and emotional distress. Retrieved from https://catalog.pesi.com/item/autism-dysregulation-covid19-strategies-coping-disrupted-routines-heightened-anxiety-emotional-distress-57701

DIY Child Life: Talking to Children About the Coronavirus or Covid19 
- Created by a CCLS
Lowry, G. (2020). DIY Child Life: Talking to children about the coronavirus or covid19. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watchv=JH7mYECU_ic&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3v7tAZ3_QtxHXaEeJqFI_wcRCyutr9xdFsKNpCOtb6D-7tWwz2mznr74s

No White Lies: Truth Telling to Kids During Difficult Times - COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Omens, S. (2020). No White Lies: Truth Telling to Kids During Difficult Times - COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=234834407639510

Parent COVID Conversation Helper - Created by a CCLS
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital KidZoneTV (2020). Parent COVID Conversation Starter. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/mschildlife/videos/267640057567628/

Supporting Your Child During COVID-19: Nasal Swab Testing - Created by a CCLS
Mayo Clinic (2020). Supporting your child during COVID-19: Nasal swab testing. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVP8CzDotFI&feature=youtu.be

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - Created by a CCLS
Taylor, K. (2020, March 12). Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus [Podcast episode]. Child Life on Call.

Telemedicine

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2020, March 17). OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/17/ocr-announces-notification-of-enforcement-discretion-for-telehealth-remote-communications-during-the-covid-19.html 

Resources for ACLP Members and Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 Forum - ACLP Members Only
We've created a COVID-19 forum for ACLP members and encourage program leaders and academic leaders to participate and keep one another apprised of changes as they happen at the clinical and academic levels. Members will find the new forum at: Forums> ACLP Forums>COVID-19. To subscribe to the COVID-19 forum click the envelope icon after entering this forum space. Doing so will ensure you receive posts/responses specific to this forum. As always, please keep this space professional & supportive. This forum is offered as a means to keep the child life community apprised of the daily, fast-paced changes.

COVID-19 Impacts and Perspectives Webinar - ACLP Members Only
Join a panel of child life professionals at various career stages as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their work and the lessons learned that they will carry with them after the crisis has passed. This webinar is not available for PDUs. The live webinar will be held at 1 PM on April 2 and available on demand after that date.

Coronavirus Online Therapy
Free and low-cost therapy for essential workers, including those in healthcare.

Resources