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How do I help a child cope during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a considerable toll on people of all ages, especially on young children who have not been able to see their friends and family members.

Children may have difficulty expressing their emotions and thoughts related to COVID-19, so as a parent, family member, or educator, you have an important role in helping children make sense of what is happening in the world and how it affects their daily routine.

Here are some programs where you can find resources on helping children cope with the COVID-19 health crisis:

  • If you are a Filipino American parent looking for a culturally tailored parent education program focusing on improving parent-child relationships, you might want to look into the Filipino Family Health Initiative.
  • If you have very young children and you are looking for resources for school readiness through whole-child development, Head Start is an initiative by the Administration for Children and Families.
  • If you are looking for resources on how to discuss the issue of racism and to encourage your children to develop empathy and embrace diversity, you are encouraged to watch NBC4 Children's Sesame Street Town Hall with your children.

For more guidance, go to: CDC

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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