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The Relentless School Nurse: COVID-19 Resources from Turnaround for Children

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

The novel coronavirus is disrupting the way we live, work and experience school. To halt the spread of infection, to be physically safe, we must distance ourselves from many of the people in our lives. But to be emotionally safe, we need to maintain connections to our family, friends, teachers and peers. In other words, to the people we trust. 

The following is a curated list of resources to help people take care of themselves and their children physically and emotionally, at the same time. 

Resources from Turnaround for Children

Educator Resource: Stress and the Brain

Turnaround for Children offers free access to Stress and the Brain, a resource for educators selected to complement The 180 Podcast episode Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.

Resources from Other Trusted Sources


Common Sense Media: Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Stanford Children’s Health: Healthier Happy Lives Blog: How to Talk with Kids About COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA): Talking With Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks


The Atlantic: How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

National Public Radio (NPR): Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus


Learning Keeps Going: Tips, news and support for educators and closed schools provided by edtech providers 

MENTOR: Connection In A Time of Social Distancing

SchoolHouse Connection: COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools and Early Learning Programs


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About

Harvard Medical School: Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center

Washington Post: Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, And How To “Flatten The Curve”


American Psychological Association: Working Out Boosts Brain Health

Aspen Institute Project Play: Suggestions to Promote Physical Activity

Mayo Clinic: Exercise & Stress: Get Moving To Manage Stress

Medline Plus: Exercise and Immunity

World Health Organization: Physical Activity and Young People


Greater Good Science Center

Mindsight Institute



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