Wellbeing Resources for Children coping with Coronavirus
International School Counsellors association
have some great wellbeing resources
– *Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the
Dawn Huebner -Ages 6-12. How to process different world events.
– *What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids
James J Crist -Ages 9-13. A help guide to processing fears and worries.
– *Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Carol McCloud -Encourages positive behavior and expressing kindness and
– *How are you Peeling: Foods with Moods
Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers -Explores how emotions look through
pictures of Foods. A good way to talk about emotions with young kids.
– *The Way I Feel
Janan Cain -Explores Feelings. A good way to talk about emotions with
– *A Terrible Thing Happened
Margaret M Holmes -Ages 4-8. A story for children who have witnessed
violence or trauma
– Notehouse https://www.getnotehouse.com/why-notehouse.html. Secure
note taking tool for counselors. Mention “ISCA” to receive a 5% discount.
– A sample letter to parents which gives parents strategies to build
resilience and have reassuring conversations with their child(ren). You can
use or modify this document to fit your school’s needs: Sample letter to
– This valuable resource from International School Services (ISS) is a
“snapshot of the recent work of many schools and individuals in regards to
policy, technical operations, teaching and learning and community
wellness”: Online Learning: a Strategic Approach for K-12 Schools
Understanding the Mental Health and Social Impact of the Coronavirus:
Finding the Middle Path:
is a great article explaining the science behind our reactions to epidemics
and practical ways we can find balance.
Supporting Students Experiencing Childhood Trauma: Tips for Parents and
the National Association of School Psychologists. A
Anxiety and world news
from Hey Sigmund <https://www.heysigmund.com/about/>. This is a great
website for parents/carers containing the latest psychological news and
Managing anxiety age by age
<https://www.heysigmund.com/age-by-age-guide-to-fears/>: also from Hey
Sigmund. A guide about what to expect age by age around anxiety, strategies
and tips on when to get help.
Talking about world trauma with kids
another great article from Hey Sigmund!.
CoronaVirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to cope with Fear
APS article re coronavirus
Safeguarding Implications for Online Learning
8 Different Podcasts to listen to regarding Anxiety
Peace Out <https://bedtime.fm/peaceout> – short stories that help kids
calm down and relax. We’ve used this podcast with many of our students, and
it appeals particularly to our younger year levels.
Brain Pop Video
This is a great clip for kids, explaining the virus and how to stay
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be> (video) from
the World Health Organization “What do you know about the novel Coronavirus
that is causing a health emergency? “
GoZen <https://gozen.com/allprograms/> – Videos, lessons and programs
for purchase to manage stress and build resilience for kids. Resources for
parents and educators to support SEL lessons online.
Mindfulness for Kids
Smiling Mind <https://www.smilingmind.com.au/> – Smiling Mind is a great
mindfulness app/website for the whole family (Age 7+). Many of our students
use Smiling Mind in class as a way to help calm and focus their brains and
Cosmic Kids <https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga> – Yoga and
mindfulness for kids ages 3+. This is a great resource and many kids have
experience using it in class.
– Check out our website for important resources for Online Counseling
<https://iscainfo.com/Online-Counseling-Services> and remember to take
care of yourself. A few weeks ago we created a new page dedicated to Self
Care for Caregivers <https://iscainfo.com/Self-Care-for-Caregivers> with
useful articles and tips.
– ISCA Core Counseling Curriculum Page
– Coronavirus WHO webpage
WHO Coronavirus Myth Busters
High School related
– Article:NACAC, ACT, COLLEGE BOARD, AND COMMON APP Join International
ACAC Presidents in Encouraging Support for Those Impacted by the
Online Learning Resources
– Online Learning: A Strategic Approach for K-12 Schools
International School Services
Weekly Wellbeing Check In
– MHFA England