Emergencies and National Disasters

Helping Children and Families Cope  

The following are resources to support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that might occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations. This website will be updated as we obtain more resources.

Let's work as a community to support our little ones! Do you have a COVID 19/emergency-related Pyramid Model or early childhood resource  you want to share with families? Email it to sipayton@usf.edu.

COVID-19 and Pandemic Resources

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Website  |  Available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese
Source Credit: NASP
Tips for Families: Coronavirus
Website  |  English
Source Credit: Zero to Three
The Latest Guidance on Coronavirus
Website  |  English
Source Credit: ECTA Center

Having to Stay at Home

Why Can't I Go to School?
Video  |  English | Spanish Version
Source Credit: Reach Dane
Why Can't I Go to School?
Scripted Story  |  English
Source Credit: Kerrie Fanning, They Playing Field, Reach Dane
Why Can't I Go to School (All other languages)
Scripted Story  |  Available in multiple languages. Find your language
Source Credit: Kerrie Fanning, They Playing Field, Reach Dane
Why is School Closed?
Scripted Story  |  English
Source Credit: PWPBS

Children: Stress and Challenging Behavior

Help Us Have a Good Day! Positive Strategies for Families
Infographic  |  English
Source Credit: NCPMI
Tucker Turtle Takes Time to Tuck and Think at Home
Scripted Story  |  English
Source Credit: NCPMI
La tortuga Tucker toma tiempo para detenerse y pensar en casa
Scripted Story  |  Spanish
Source Credit: NCPMI

Adults: Self-Care and Managing Stress

Taking Care of Ourselves: Stress and Relaxation
Website  |  English
Source Credit: Center for ECMHC