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Helping Children Cope With Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak [downloadable]

The World Health Organization (WHO) created an infographic with helpful tips for helping children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ›

As Youth Suicides Climb, Anguished Parents Begin To Speak Out

Alec Murray was 13. He enjoyed camping, fishing and skiing. At home, it was video games, movies and books. Having just completed middle school with “almost straight A’s,” those grades were going to earn him an iPhone for his upcoming birthday.

Instead, he killed himself on June 8 — the first day of summer break. Read more ›

Kids Who Worry [presentation] [video]

All kids have fears. Fears about the current uncertainty we are living with; questions about when they will be able to see their friends again; worrying about if they will get sick, or worse if someone they love will get sick. How do you as a parent know whether your child’s worries are cause for concern? Read more ›

Defending the Early Years: Guidance for Supporting Children through COVID-19 [downloadable]

With the sudden disruption of our daily lives in response to the COVID-19pandemic, Defending the Early Years (DEY)  released special guidance and resources to help parents and educators support young children in adjusting and getting the most out of this unfamiliar experience. Read more ›

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COVID-19 – Information and Resources from Mental Health America [web resource]

MHA logoAs the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, Mental Health America (MHA) has compiled a range of resources and information. Read more ›

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development [web resource] [downloadable]

The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people.  In this guide, Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. Read more ›

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County COVID-19 Resource Directory [downloadable]

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has made a resource directory available to families during COVID-19 crisis. It includes food distribution sites, community health center locations, behavioral health services and much more. Read more ›

Responding to Your Child’s Challenging Behavior [presentation] [video]

What do you do when your child’s behavior leaves you feeling frustrated and powerless to respond in a positive way? Sometimes you don’t know the best way to respond to your child’s behavior, whether it’s slamming the door, a blowout, withdrawal, arguing and just plain defiance. Learn about some effective strategies you can use to respond to your child’s challenging behavior. Read more ›

Is This Normal? Top 5 Things to Know About Your Young Child’s Development

Written by Melanie Hsu, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Early Childhood Program Manager at CHC

Many parents note that one silver lining of these scary and unprecedented times is the opportunity to spend much more time with their children. However, this increased attention can sometimes lead to more worries: is my child delayed? Are they reacting to the anxiety of these times? Or am I just more concerned and sensitive because of my own personal stress? Read more ›

First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic [downloadable]

Denise Daniels, a leading child development expert, has teamed up with Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center to help children, families, and educators cope during this pandemic. First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish. Read more ›

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