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Cutting Through the Confusion About Kids, Teens and COVID-19 Exposures

It’s pretty confusing to be a parent of a school-age or preschool child right now. Are your kid’s sniffles and fever an early sign of COVID-19? Or just a cold or allergies? What should you do next? Or what if they’re feeling fine, but your school, their friend’s parents, or the soccer coach says someone your child has been around has COVID-19? Or what if you find out that your teen’s friend is sick but your teen didn’t think – or want – to tell you? Read more ›

Dear Pandemic: Answers to Your Questions About COVID, Science, & Public Health [web resource]

“Dear Pandemic” is a public service effort by an all-female team of eight PhD/MD-trained scientists across many social, clinical, and bench science disciplines who interpret the latest scientific findings, respond to queries from the public, and dispel myths around the virus via the “Dear Pandemic” website and social media profiles. Read more ›

Psychological Effects of the Pandemic May Be Felt in Young People for a Long Time to Come

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental wellness of many people around the world, and some experts are concerned about the lasting effects it could have on adolescents and young adults especially. Read more ›

The Keys to Staying Connected to Your Kids This Pandemic School Year

With the disruption of Covid-19, many families are beginning this school year navigating poor connections created over more than a year of pandemic living. The good news is that you have the power to change the dynamic here, and the beginning of the school year is a great place to start. Read more ›

COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers [web resource] [downloadable] [video]

COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through, and communicate about. These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier. Choose from videos, posters, social stories, and interactive activities to best meet your communication needs. Read more ›

COVID Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the United States. The following is a high-level summary of what CDC scientists have recently learned about the Delta variant. Read more ›

$85M in Federal Funding Pledged to Support Student Mental Health

As students head back into another pandemic school year, the Biden administration has announced nearly $85 million in funding for mental health awareness, training, and treatment. Read more ›

Tips to Help Kids With Autism Transition Back to In-Person School

Heading back to school after summer break can be tough for some students, but this year is unique. For children with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences, transitions like this can be extra challenging.

University of California at Davis MIND Institute experts offer advice to help with the change, as well as what’s likely to be different in the classroom this year. Read more ›

Use These 6 Expert Tips To Find The Best Masks For Your Kids

Which masks are best to keep kids safe? It’s a question on many parents’ minds as students return to in-person school in the fall of 2021 amid a huge wave of coronavirus infections. Masking is a key safety measure in schools for all kids, especially for children too young to be eligible for any COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ›

A Vaccine For Children Is Not Likely To Be Approved Until The End Of Year

Parents and caregivers may have to wait until the end of 2021 before a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for young children ages 5 to 11. The news comes from Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Read more ›

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