COVID-19 Psychoeducation Resources

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Normalizing talking with Students about COVID-19

Normalizing talking with Students about COVID-19 related mental health challenges is a form of psychoeducation.

 

Psychoeducation is offered to individuals who are suffering from mental health challenges that are impairing their quality of life. The aim of psychoeducation is to give both the individuals who suffer from psychological conditions and their families a stronger base of knowledge regarding ways to cope and thrive—providing the person suffering from the psychological condition a better road map towards healthy functioning and management of their challenges.

 

Browse these COVID-19 psychoeducation resources and identify a couple that you will return to later to prepare yourself (and your staff) to talk with families and children about these issues at start of the academic year. 

 

The Pandemic Parenting Guide: How to Improve Your Child/Teen’s (and Your Own) Emotional Well-Being in Times of COVID-19

 

A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: Understanding Why We Are so Anxious Right Now

 

A Compassionate Guide to Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Managing Your Anxiety

 

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus

 

COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE HUB

 

Resources to Support Children

 

Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to Manage Anxiety: Tools to Build Resilience

 

A YouTube series on coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

 

Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19

 

Talking to children about illness

 

National Center for School Mental Health—COVID-19

 

National Association of School Psychologists-COVID-19: Crisis & Mental Health Resources

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