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A Booklet for Children

A booklet for children, created by Life Without Barriers, to explain what the Coronavirus is and how the organization is going to help the child stay healthy.

Germ Buster Comics

These Germ Buster comics were developed by the Hesley Group to help children to understand why staff may look different when they are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and reduce any associated anxiety around this.

Germ Buster Comics Chapter 1
Germ Buster Comics Chapter 1 - Symbol Version

Keeping Healthy and Away from Coronavirus

Developed by Life Without Barriers, this brochure provides child-friendly explanations about the coronavirus, getting sick, and preventing the spread of the virus.

A COVID Story Book

A story book released by the World Health Organization to help young people cope with COVID 19. For children ages 6-11.

A COVID Story Book For Younger Children

A story book for younger children about COVID 19 developed by Growe Counseling, LLC.

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

From The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Simple Activities offers ideas to caregivers for children and adolescents who are sheltering in place, social distancing, and homeschooling.


UNC TEACCH is posting a new "tip" every few days. They are very user friendly strategies for parents to implement. Provided to RCCP by Syracuse, NY City Schools.

COVID-19 Special Needs Resources

Resources specific to the COVID-19 pandemic to help parents support their children with special needs.  Some were developed specifically for children with I/DD and/or Autism.

University of Sydney Tips

Some tips from the University of Sydney on family time, including tips for using video chats. (05-14-20) 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Tips

A tip sheet for helping children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19. (04-17-20)

Helping HomeBound Children

A tip sheet for helping homebound children during the COVID-19 outbreak. (04-17-20)

Resources From Beyond Words: Empowering People Through Pictures Beating the Virus (Now in colour)

This short wordless story will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating.

Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown

This wordless booklet is made up of scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a “good day” and what makes a “bad day”. Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health, and daily routines.  

Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus: A Guide for Family and Carers

We know that if symptoms are severe, then some people will be going into hospital, and this will be very frightening. This guide helps families and carers through the difficult conversations about planning end of life care.

When Someone Dies from Coronavirus: A Guide for Family and Carers

We have also used images from our titles about death and bereavement to create a guide for families and carers to support conversations about how to respond when somebody dies from coronavirus. 

COVID Times for Ashdale Care—Kids | COVID Times for Ashdale Care—Teens

Developed by Ashdale Care, these brochures explain how children can support the organization’s response to COVID-19 and how they can process their own feelings about the crisis. Provided to RCCP by Ashdale Care, Ireland.

Ashdale Care Self-Care in COVID-19 Times

Jessica Lynn Blackbourn from Ashdale Care provides a set of mental health and wellness tips to help while we undergo social distancing and quarantines. Provided to RCCP by Ashdale Care, Ireland.

Applying CARE Principles for Children Curing COVID-19 and How our CARE Principles Guide us Through Crisis

In their response to the pandemic, Life Without Barriers prepared these documents to assist their CARE implementation teams.

COVID-19 Information and Planning

Oak Hill Ranch developed a phased implementation strategy for their response to the COVID-19 crisis. Their plan begins with a focus on prevention and progresses up to procedures for an onsite outbreak. 

AWOL Return Decision Tree

Developed by Ranch Ehrlo Society to help staff make decisions about how to respond to children who return from running away.

Caring for Those with COVID-19

A protocol for caring for children who have been infected, developed by Ranch Ehrlo Society. 

Helping the Children in Our Lives Cope 

A two-page flyer from CCSI (Coordinated Care Services, Inc.) with specific suggestions to guide our caring for children during a crisis.

Staying Connected with Our Children 

A one-page flyer from the Australian Childhood Foundation with reminders of what we can do for children, especially in times of crisis.

Trauma-Informed COVID Response Strategies

This guide provides trauma-informed school strategies in response to COVID-19. (06-3-20)

Building Bridges Initiative

Responds to COVID-19 Crisis by Promoting Best Practices. (05-26-20)

Building Organizational Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Tips for building organizational resilience through a Trauma-Lens

COVID BOOK  Supporting and Reassuring Children Around the World

This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

How to Lead through Urgent, Rapid Change and Strain

An article on how to lead in the midst of urgent, rapid change and strain from Let's Grow Leaders.

Why Relational Connection Is so Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for social distancing, quarantine and isolation so that vulnerable individuals are not exposed to the virus and health care systems are not overwhelmed. Separating ourselves because of COVID-19 comes at a time when America and many other countries are in the midst of an epidemic of loneliness—and the antidote is greater positive social connection.

Supervision During Physical Distancing: Tools and Guidance

This document provides guidance for supervising during physical distancing, including how to prepare for supervision, what to do during the meeting, and afterwards.

Virtually Supervising Child Welfare Professionals During a Pandemic

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policymakers, and other professionals.

Building Organizational Resilience in the Face of a Ubiquitous Challenge

Ubiquitous: present, appearing, found everywhere. The challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic fit this definition better than any event I have experienced in my lifetime.  We each have a moment when our life changed—a before and after COVID-19. For some it was a few weeks ago—when you worried about laying people off, contemplated canceling events or faced confounding questions such as “How do I keep my staff safe?”  Whenever your moment, it probably involved many emotions—confusion, fear, suspicion, uncertainty, grief, anxiety, anger. It may have affected your ability to cope, focus or problem solve. And it also may have involved adrenaline, determination, altruism and kicked in your innate ability to be resilient.

COVID-19 Funding Guide for Nonprofits

We understand that during this challenging time, sifting through the noise to find actionable information can be overwhelming.  KaleidaCare is committed to supporting our partners through this crisis in any way that we can and, with this goal in mind, we have been curating and compiling the resources we think might be the most helpful for you.

COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Service Providers in Residential Care

Alberta Children’s Services prepared an extensive document with COVID-19 guidance for organizations in their province. It covers multiple areas including service provision, human resources, and planning for potential outbreaks.

Help Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Understand the Process of COVID-19 Testing

A YouTube video.

Autism Speaks Has Info for Families

These are actual virtual events for families on various topics around Covid-1. Provided to RCCP by Syracuse, NY City Schools.

National Autism Society COVID Resources for Children and Families

The National Autism society has visuals to use with families (like hand washing steps and a social story). Provided to RCCP by Syracuse, NY City Schools.

National Autism Society Strategies for Families

An extensive list of strategies for families. Provided to RCCP by Syracuse, NY City Schools.

New Training Course from Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma (STAT)

This five-module, self-paced course is geared towards pre-K through Grade 12 educators and school administrators. The STAT curriculum is designed to help educators understand what Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is, differentiate between trauma and stress, and mitigate its effects through the use of self-care techniques. Educators will learn the common signs and risk factors associated with STS, as well as assess their personal level of STS and how it may be affecting various domains of their life. Although the course is primarily designed to be used by individuals, it can also be implemented at the whole school and/or district level.

College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

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