Talking with children about Coronavirus

Talking with children about Coronavirus

As the world grapples with the uncertainty of the upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Foster Care Association encourages you to take advantage of this time to stay familiar with the facts about COVID-19 and resist the urge to engage in panic. As a parent, your children need you to be the stabilizing force in their lives. So, we are sharing a few resources that we hope you find helpful during this time:

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children.

Something to Help You Support Children: A Social Story

This is a scary time for all, and it can be scarier to young children who may not understand what is happening. The adults in these young children’s lives can help them cope and reassure their safety. Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, from California State University, offers her take on a social story that can take it even further. She encourages parents, guardians, and educators to use this story to help young children understand this crisis, in a simple and appropriate way.  View Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.