Resources

We know families are feeling the impact of COVID-19, the resulting rapid changes and the uncertainty such dramatic change brings. Here are some free resources we have found that we think are helpful. Please check back often, as we will continue to add and update.

If you are wondering how to protect your family's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find this article from US News helpful.

Are your kids asking questions you are finding hard to answer? Three helpful things to say when your kids are freaking out. 

The National Association of School Psychologists has provided additional guidance for parents in talking with children about COVID-19. The Today Show also did a segment on this.

ImaginAction is a website that acts like an app, designed for kids, with the intent that adults can get some great use out of it too. When you go to the site, a short video explains what it is and how it works. They address topics such as relaxation, help falling asleep, dealing with uncertainty, emotion regulation, and more.

Calm.com has hand-picked content to support your mental and emotional wellness at no cost.

Other Resources

PowerPoint from February 13th, 2017 presentation at Scenic Heights Elementary School: Childhood Anxiety

Resources from Stress and Resilience Series:

Healthy Thinking

Mind Tricks (aka "Automatic Negative Thoughts" or ANTs)

Link to Loving Kindness Meditation:

Feeling Connected Meditation

Active Listening Exercise

Podcasts & Videos

Stress and Resilience Part II: Building Resilience (Adult Version)

Watch and listen and Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Karla talk about building your own person resilience while facilitating growth and resilience for kids.

Stress and Resilience: Tips and Tools for Teens

Watch and listen as Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Paige talk with tweens and teens about managing stress and building resilience.

Stress and Resilience: Part 1

Watch and listen and Dr. Karla and Dr. Gretchen talk about stress and resilience in families. For adults, tweens and teens.

Routines

Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Karla have a non-routine discussion about family routines on The Mom Show.

Child Anxiety

The Mom Show on MyTalk 107.1. Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder and Dr. Sonja Benson talk about childhood anxiety. Listen now.