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

2020 COVID-19 Family Guidebook
Yaroslawitz, C. F. (2020). 2020 COVID-19 Family Guidebook.

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 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule
Long, N. My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule. Retrieved from https://www.nbc4i.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2020/04/COVID19-TIME-CAPSULE-3.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
 - 
Created by a CCLS
Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah (2020). Stay at Home Activities

When You're Sick - Activity book explaining PPE - Created by a CCLS
Primary Children's Hospital (2020). When You're Sick.
Spanish Version

Reading Materials and Handouts

Careless Corney: A Cautionary Tale - Created by a CCLS
Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2020). Careless Corney: A cautionary tale. Retrieved from https://www.chla.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/CHLA-Careless-Corny-Digital-Download-English-01.pdf

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

COVID-19 Picture Book in Japanese - Created by a CCLS
Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital (2020). COVID-19 Picture Book. Retrieved from https://www.wch.opho.jp/news/notice/pdf/200501_kodomo.pdf.

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

Child-Friendly Ways to Address COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Hassenfield Children's Hospital at NYU Langone (2020). Child-Friendly Ways to Address COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-wWz_SUyb4&feature=youtu.be

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/

Nasal Swab Testing - Created by a CCLS
Mayo Clinic (2020). Nasal Swab Testing. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVP8CzDotFI

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

Superheroes Behind the Mask: PPE for Kids - Created by a CCLS
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (2020). Superheroes behind the mask: PPE for kids. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkm63GQdSI

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 fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGSdsGUqjw&feature=youtu.be

What is the Coronavirus? - Created by a CCLS
Texas Children's Hospital (2020). What is the coronavirus? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7MltK5CeDE

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/

Helping Kids Get Comfortable with Wearing a Mask During COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Thornton, S. (2020). Helping kids get comfortable with wearing a mask during COVID-19. Retrieved from https://childlifemommy.com/helping-kids-get-comfortable-wearing-a-mask-during-covid-19/

How to Help Children Develop Emotional Resilience during Coronavirus
Zhang, X & Lee, M.K. (2020). How to help children develop emotional resilience during coronavirus. Retrieved from https://lernercenter.syr.edu/2020/04/15/how-to-help-children-develop-emotional-resilience-during-coronavirus/

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

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

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 Essential Needs of Children - Created by a CCLS
Wadium, J. (2020). 5 Essential Needs of Children.

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 Dealing with Separation - Created by a CCLS
Johns, C. (2020). Children's books dealing with separation.

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.

COVID-19: Supporting Children at End of Life - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). COVID-19: Supporting children at end of life.

Explaining COVID-19 to Kids - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). Explaining COVID-19 to kids.

Grief Resources for Parents and Caregivers - Created by a CCLS
Halton Healthcare (2020). Grief Resources for Parents and Caregivers.

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 Best Quarantine at Home When a Parent Has COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). How to best quarantine at home when a parent has COVID-19.

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 

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
Spanish Version

Resources for Coping & Distraction While Isolated in the Hospital or at Home - Created by a CCLS
Advocate Children's Hospital (2020). Resources for coping & distraction while isolated in the hospital or at home.

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

Supporting and Talking with Children of an Adult Hospitalized for COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Advocate Children's Hospital (2020). Supporting and talking with children of an adult hospitalized for COVID-19.

Supporting Children and Teens During COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Thornton, S. (2020). Supporting Children and Teens During COVID-19. Retrieved from https://childlifemommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Supporting-Children-and-Teens-During-COVID-19-Child-Life-Mommy.pdf

Supporting Children During a Parent's Hospitalization for COVID-19 (Acute Care) - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). Supporting children during a parent's hospitalization for COVID-19 - Acute Care.

Supporting Children During a Parent's Hospitalization for COVID-19 (Critical Care) - Created by a CCLS
Wonders & Worries (2020). Supporting children during a parent's hospitalization for COVID-19 - Critical care 

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 - Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
SAMHSA (2020). Taking care of your behavioral health - Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak. Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Taking-Care-of-Your-Behavioral-Health-Tips-for-Social-Distancing-Quarantine-and-Isolation-During-an-Infectious-Disease-Outbreak/PEP20-01-01-007

Talking with Hospitalized and Isolated Children Being Tested for COVID-19 - Created by a CCLS
Advocate Children's Hospital (2020). Talking with hospitalized and isolated children being tested for COVID-19.

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.

Caring for Clinicians
Free webinars for healthcare professionals addressing wellness, moral distress, and emotional survival.

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

Creating Heartbeat Keepsakes
Video tutorial on how to take a person's heartbeat printout and preserve it in liquid resin as a keepsake.

Project Parachute
Pro-bone therapy for front line health care professionals.

Tips and Tools for Working from Home
Bailey Kasten, ACLP COO, and Meagan Roloff, ACLP's Director of Member Engagement and Partnerships, share their preferred platforms and strategies for working from home.

Bailey and Meagan - Tips and Tools


Learn more about the tools that Bailey and Meagan discussed to facilitate your transition to working remotely:
Zoom
Slack
Trello
Basecamp

Resources