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School Closed Due to the Coronavirus? Tips to Help Parents Cope

Children thrive on routine and predictability, both of which are in short supply right now for families across the country and well beyond. Despite the uncertainty in the community, you still can try to foster an environment that includes as much routine and predictability as possible. Read more ›

How to Adapt to a Stressful Situation

Often when people face a new and stressful situation, they feel overwhelmed at the thought that they may have to deal with this stress for an extended period of time.

The good news is that there are things that can be done to mitigate the stress of virtually any situation, even if the situation itself is there to stay for a while. Read more ›

CDC: COVID-19 Resources for Home [web resource]

Having a plan helps reduce stress in uncertain times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers concrete steps to help households prepare and respond to COVID-19. Read more ›

Mindfulness Resources for Dealing with COVID-19 [video]

In scary times, anxiety is normal and understandable. It’s important to exercise self care—to center yourself and seek calming influences to manage stress. Mindfulness helps you recognize the moments where you are feeling overwhelmed and regain balance and an improved mental state. Read more ›

Tips for Managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family

Any parent balancing work, homeschool and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is bound to have their limits tested by sheltering in place with kids who haven’t seen their friends or participated in sports.

Lisa Damour, a clinical psychologist and author of Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, knows well about the stress families face in ordinary times. In these extraordinary times, she has the following advice for families to help get through the crisis. Read more ›

CDE Special Education Guidance for COVID-19

On March 20, the California Department of Education issued new guidelines for districts on how to handle special education during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more ›

Educating Over Zoom

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has assembled resources to help teachers, administrators, and students set up virtual classrooms, participate in online classes, and continue their studies online. Read more ›

California Department of Public Health Orders Individuals to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. Read more ›

California School Districts Learn More About What State Expects During a Long Shutdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom advised school districts on Tuesday that they should expect to be closed the rest of the school year. On Wednesday, a 75-minute webinar led by the California Department of Education, viewed by about 7,000 people, provided guidance on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

CDE COVID-19 Guidance: Resources to Support Distance Learning [web resource]

The California Department of Education has issued COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

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