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COVID-19 Resources for Families and Schooling

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

Starlight’s Mission Delivery team have gathered the following resources to help children, teens, and families manage relationships and a new back-to-school normal. Family Resources

  • COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Families from John Hopkins Children’s Center Child life specialists and other experts throughout Johns Hopkins Children's Center have compiled resources for children and their caregivers during COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Resources for Families from Cincinatti Children’s Cincinnati Children's has curated these resources to help parents and families respond to disruptions of school, work, travel, and every other aspect of life caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Resources and Ideas for Families and Educators by Tara Tuchel Tara, a speech/language pathologist who has specialized in autism for the past 20 years, compiled resources for families and educators to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and the new normal.

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Schooling Resources

  • Returning to School Safe and Strong: Webinar Series from Children’s National Hospital Children’s National compiled the latest guidance, sharing their experience and tapping their experts to help you understand how to keep kids safe, healthy, and engaged as stay-at-home restrictions lift.

  • Operating Schools During COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations from CDC These considerations are designed to help school administrators help protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities.

  • Preparing Your Kids for the New School Year During COVID-19 by Ellen Greenlaw With so many questions around schools reopening, many parents don’t know how to prepare their kids for the upcoming year. Erica Lee and Heather Potts, psychologists in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, provide guidance.

  • How to Prepare Kids for a Unique School Year from PIH Health While parents can’t answer every question or be prepared for every scenario, they can do their best to prepare kids for what’s to come. PIH Health has some tips.

  • Return to School During COVID-19 from American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics shares what schools can do to safely bring students back to classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds.

  • 5 Thoughts on School Reopening From a School Psychologist by Dr. Kristi Pikiewicz Dr. Pikiewicz talks through ideas that can help frame the conversations we have as families, communities, schools, and societies around school reopening.

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