The resources below are mental health resources that relate to the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic. The research team at the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab does not endorse them or their providers. Therefore, the lab, its members, and the Department of Psychology at Columbia University do not accept liability for the accuracy of the resources provided. It is the parent’s responsibility to thoroughly assess and investigate information listed before acting upon it. The links below are not intended to provide a thorough representation of available resources, and are neither guaranteed to be exhaustive nor complete.
Information on COVID-19 resrouces continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers and the public
This guide outlines mental health challenges children (and adults) might be experiencing related to the pandemic, and includes activities that families can do with their children to address these issues. There are also suggestions for adult self-care. The activities are aimed at children age 6-12, but could be adapted for slightly younger or older children also.
A comprehensive list of resources for families coping with COVID-19.
A brief overview of communicating with children about the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a helpful description of what's developmentally appropriate for different age groups.
Social Creatures offers free educational & actionable resources grounded in the science of social connectedness. Includes an article by our own graduate student, Andrea Fields, on tackling parental stress during the pandemic. Also has articles on talking to children and supporting online education.
Videos, projects, and resources from Sesame Street aimed at helping parents support their children during the pandemic. Includes many different types of resources from guides on talking to children about COVID to free Sesame Street episodes to coloring pages.