• Supplemental Counseling Resources for Parents and Families

    These websites can provide ideas and strategies to find resources, help children cope and navigate the stress and anxiety they may be currently feeling.  Students can learn, internalize, utilize coping skills and resilience through conversations with adults.

     

    Alaska 211

    Alaska 211

    No matter where you live in Alaska, 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of services in your community

     

    Talking to kids about the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Virus

    It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react during stressful occasions.

    Talking to kids about the virus (English)

     

    Es muy importante recordar que los niños buscan orientación en los adultos sobre cómo reaccionar ante eventos estresantes.

    Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Un recurso para padres (PDF, Spanish)

     

    Helping our students with life’s stress (Scholastic)

    How to Spot and Treat Anxiety in Children

    Find out why and what to do if you see signs of anxiety in your child.

     

    10 Ways to Help Kids Who May Struggle with Anxiety (Teachers)

    10 ways we can help kids with their anxiety

    Trouble concentrating. An upset stomach. Sleeplessness.  Anxiety can show up in a lot of ways and present challenges that students face in their lives today.  Yet, it can also be one of the most hidden and unknown.

     

    Stay Safe, Stop the Spread of Germs (Center of Disease Control)

    Stop the Spread of Germs

    Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

     

    Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones

    Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

    When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, you and the kids may feel anxious and show signs of stress…

     

    Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Instutute)

    How to Talk to Kids

    Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark.

     

    *Some things everyone can do today

     

    Don’t forget, kindness matters…a lot

    Do Something Kind Today

    Professionals, relatives, friends, they will all tell us…the best, easiest, fastest, least expensive and most sincere way to feel better is to do something kind for ourselves or someone else.

     

    Other activities to engage your child in to provide structure and learning opportunities each day include:

     

    15 books written for students that may help during anxious times (grades PreK – 6):

    Many students can have anxiety at some time

     

    You tube videos that speak to and help students with stress and anxiety (you can “Skip Ads”)

     

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

    Gene Beresin, MD, provides tips on how to discuss coronavirus with children (Mass General Hospitol)

     

    Answering Kids’ Questions About The Coronavirus

    It can be tough for parents to have the right answers to questions about an illness like COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In this video, a curious 9-year-old asks our experts common kid questions about the virus. They cover topics from traveling to taking care of family and playing with friends. Watch this video to learn how to talk to kids about the coronavirus pandemic.

     

    Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)

    Dr Michelle Dickinson: Parents have asked for help in explaining coronavirus COVID-19 to their children. Here is a quick video that will help explain what we currently know to your little ones.

     

    How to make virus fighting superpowered soap for your kids

    Dr Michelle Dickinson: Parents have been asking for ideas to help their children to wash their hands more often in light of the coronavirus outbreak. This modified recipe, using kitchen ingredients, provides instructions to create a super-powered virus fighting soap for your kids. Super simple to make while explaining the science behind why washing our hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs including coronavirus COVID19.

     

    Stress Management for Elementary Kids and Parents

     

    Ted - Ed Talk: Students Speak About Stress

     

    Relax: Music for Stress Relief (Mindful Kids)

     

    5 Fun Games to Teach Self-Regulation (Self-Control) and Reduce Stress (Kreative Leadership)