Family Resilience During COVID-19


How to Speak to Kids During a Shared Traumatic Experience - Craig Haen, PhD, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA


A Letter To Our Children In The Throes Of The Coronavirus Pandemic 
By Michelle Maidenberg, PhD, MPH, LCSW-R, CGP

Let’s be appreciative of what we do have and what we have learned through this process. Let’s be grateful for our freedom, valuing the life and well-being of ourselves and others, and that as a community we can unite, support one another, and form a greater whole.


The Kids Are All Right: Fostering Resilience through the Parent-Child Connection during COVID-19
Community Outreach Co-Chair Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA interviews Dr. Rebecca Hershberg, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide. The podcast answers questions that parents have been holding – How will my children remember this time in their lives? Will it be experienced as traumatic? What do I say when my 6 year old asks if Grandpa will die or when will we have play dates again? How can I juggle my job, the kids, the pets and decontaminating the mail? How do I answer questions I don’t have answers for? Listen in here


Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together
trinka_and-sam_fighting_the_big_virusThis story was developed by Piplo Productions in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and the Irving Harris Foundation to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to stay at home. In the story, the virus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone's lives. The story opens doors to conversations about family and community strengths, challenges and feelings related to COVID-19, ways grown-ups help children keep safe, and our gratitude for frontline workers. 

In addition to the story, which also serves as a coloring book, there is a booklet of common questions children may ask, a parent guide, and a feeling poster. The book and booklet can either be read to children, or, parents may select specific pages for their children to color and talk about. Download the book and additional resources here

Additional Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN):

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