Talking to Kids about Difficult Topics
Resources about Race and Racism in America – For children, teens, adults and parents – A collection of resources including articles, lists, and podcasts about educating, supporting, and talking to children about race.
Anti-Racist Reads – For children, teens, adults and parents – A collection of book titles available online to learn more about race, racism, and racial justice, ranging from preschool through adult.
PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus – For Grades PreK-3 – Guidelines for talking to children about COVID-19 along with links to videos about germs, illness, and hand washing features PBS characters like Curious George, Elmo, & Daniel Tiger.
National Geographic Kids: Facts About Coronavirus – For Grades PreK-5 – Conversation starters, activities for kids, and resources for families from National Geographic.
Fred Rogers Center: Support for Helpers During Coronavirus – For Parents & Caregivers – Resources from the Fred Rogers Center for parents and caregivers looking for ways to explain Coronavirus and to create learning opportunities and structure for children.
CDC: Talking with Children About Coronavirus – For Parents & Caregivers – Parents, family members, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety of fear. This wesbite offers guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.
National Association of School Psychologists: Taking to Children about COVID-19 – For Parents & Caregivers – Guidelines for helping children cope with anxiety and concern about COVID-19.