Parent Resources

 
Taking care of ourselves physically and mentally is very important during this rise of COVID-19 cases in our region.  The following resources provide helpful information as we navigate through this experience.  Our LKSD school social workers are available to help you with any questions or concerns.

Virtual Calming Room
https://www.district196.org/about/calm-room
--credit: District 196, Minnesota

Brain Pop:  Educational video for understanding Coronavirus

COVID-19:


State of Alaska Health Mandates: 
https://gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/

YKHC: https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/

Counselor's tips for managing COVID-19 Anxiety: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/a-counselors-tips-for-managing-covid-19-anxiety-0317204

Managing Stress and Anxiety (from the CDC): 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Talking to children about COVID-19: 
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Prepare your family: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Alaska's DEED (Department of Education and Early Development site to share the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please check for frequent updates, as staff is reviewing and editing the site daily as we respond to this emerging outbreak.   https://education.alaska.gov/safeschools/infectiousdisease

Google COVID-19 website: https://www.google.com/covid19/

National PTA website with resources for parents and educators: https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PTA&_zs=frhQW&_zl=UnM22

For schools/teachers:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html



Difficult Topics:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children

https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/hard-to-have-conversations


Personal Safety:

https://www.kidpower.org/library/article/safe-without-scared/

https://stopitnow.org/help-guidance/prevention-tools


Technology:

https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/resources

http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/internet-crimes/safety_ed.html


Safe Adults:

https://safelyeverafter.com

https://www.traversebaycac.org/2018/06/15/doc-talk-identifying-safe-adults/


Grooming:

https://www.stopitnow.org/ohc-content/tip-sheet-8

https://www.protectyoungminds.org/2017/10/26/10-ways-predators-grooming-kids/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/protecting-children-sexual-abuse/201901/what-parents-need-know-about-sexual-grooming



Sexual Abuse Prevention:


https://endsexualexploitation.org/wp-content/uploads/Talk-Today-Safer-Tomorrow-TSA-2018.pdf

https://www.nsvrc.org/preventing-child-sexual-abuse-resources

https://childmind.org/article/10-ways-to-teach-your-child-the-skills-to-prevent-sexual-abuse/



Healthy Child Sexual Development:


https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/saam_2013_an-overview-of-healthy-childhood-sexual-development.pdf

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