Background

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of schooling, not only in our Nations, but for the entire world. In order to adapt to these changes, we are being creative in delivering education to children in our communities, and we are confident that the methods that we use to continue education will result in students’ success in 2019-2020 and years to come.

As an educator, you are a resource for children, parents, and your community. We have gathered some resources on COVID-19 to help you give the best information possible.

 

How to talk to children about COVID-19

National Association of School Psychologists – Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

 

Mental Health Aid

Red Cross – Mental Health First Aid

https://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/CRC-Psychological-First-Aid-Guide-2019.pdf

 

WHO – Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2

 

AHS – COVID and your mental health

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/amh/if-amh-mhpip-disaster-pandemic-covid-19-and-your-mental-health.pdf

 

AHS- Coping and connection for children and families in COVID

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/amh/if-amh-mhpip-disaster-pandemic-coping-for-children-families.pdf

 

AHS – Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a pandemic

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/amh/if-amh-mhpip-disaster-pandemic-practical-and-emotional-preparedness.pdf

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf 

 

Homewood – How to stay productive and motivated when working from home