Communicating with Children about the Corona Virus

The global pandemic has been a scary and unknown time for everyone. However, the virus has particularly up-ended the lives of families and children. On top of most schools closing down, the complicated implications of the corona virus can be particularly scary and anxiety-inducing for children.

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COVIBOOK: Supporting young children regarding COVID-19

Mindheart have created a short book to support and reassure children regarding COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. The book is available in 25 languages, and has been created with the aim of reducing children’s anxiety around the current crisis​.

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A Resource for Parents on Talking to Children about COVID-19

This resource outlines the ways in which parents can reassure children both to reduce worry and anxiety about COVID-19. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

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A learning page for Child Protection professionals

Childhub is a platform dedicated to professionals in child protection. The aim is to create a network of professionals, develop an education program through webinars. The team added to the platform a COVID-19 learning page that provides useful information and propose webinar series on the assessment of the impact of the pandemic on children.

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