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Colonial School Counselors are continuing to provide important social-emotional support for all students, PK-12 as well as traditional college prep and scheduling support for our students at William Penn. Colonial School Nurses are continuing to keep in contact with families and students to ensure that they are getting the resources that they need to remain healthy during this challenging time. If you have a question for your School Counselor or School Nurse, the best way to contact them directly is through email. Click on the links below to see your School Counselor info.

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Parent/Caregiver Support During COVID-19

General Parent/Caregiver Support

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Managing stress during COVID 19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html 

PBS: Parenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough

 National Association of School Psychologists: Resources (in multiple languages) supporting families and youth https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Includes resources on supporting children, teens, and parents through COVID19 https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/covid-19/resources_helping_kids_parents_cope.aspx 

American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Offers-Parent-Tips-and-Resources-for-Dealing-With-Covid-19-and-Its-Stresses.aspx (includes resource Positive Parenting & COVID19: 10 Tips to Keep the Peace at Home)

Mental Health America: COVID-19 family resources https://mhanational.org/covid19?mc_cid=87f848e5b2&mc_eid=a04f4729e7##ForParents 

Save the Children (includes tips for coping and activities for kids): https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/coronavirus-outbreak/resources 

Prevent Child Abuse America (includes resources for supporting parents, teens, and children): https://preventchildabuse.org/coronavirus-resources/ 

Common Sense Media (includes a range of suggestions for managing online time): https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic 

Why Try: The Parent’s Guide to Resilience (“The purpose of this Parent’s Guide is to help you increase resilience in yourself as well as in your children.”)

The Clay Center for Young, Healthy Minds: Self-Care for Resilience Resources

The Family Dinner Project: Pandemic 2020 Stuck at Home Guide to Food, Fun, and Conversation 

Be Strong Families: Including daily webinars for parent/caregivers to develop and maintain protective factors and other resources, also available in Spanish: https://www.bestrongfamilies.org/covid-19-support 

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief During COVID-19

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids During COVID-19

New Jersey Department of Children and Families: Tips for Families to De-escalate Tense Situations

 

Podcasts: 

For Kids, A Comic Explaining Coronavirus: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus 

Supporting Young children

PBS: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus 

Zero to Three (includes tips for parents): https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus 

First Things First: Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus and Social Distancing

Sesame Street Resources: Caring for Each Other

Supporting Adolescents

Your Teen Magazine: https://yourteenmag.com/coronavirus 

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters (article by Lisa Damour) 

Parenting Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Child Mind Institute: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/ 

American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Other Parenting Support

Delaware WIC: https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAndDoSomethingWIC