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to the Pandemic/Hybrid Life
A lot of those working with younger people have noticed that they need a little more intentionality about how to engage in social settings. Here are some helpful articles, resources, and curricula to help the "gaps" that many young people are facing.
Resources for Working with Youth/Older Elementary
Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by Allina Health. Our interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them.
Website is founded by Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. His medical practice, teaching, and research emphasize promoting resilience in young people to help them thrive in the face of stress and adversity.
This toolkit was developed and designed by the Holistic Arts-Based Program (HAP) team at the School of Social Work, Laurentian University and the Knowledge Exchange team at Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX) at the School of Social Work, York University.
These resources look at the issues young people face that are having an impact on their mental health and offer tips on how to deal with these issues and the resulting emotions.
Processing & Talking with Kids About the Last Few Years
Why Did the Whole World Stop?: Talking With Kids About COVID-1 by Heather Black
Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago by Jennifer Grant (Author) Gillian Whiting (Illustrator)
What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of Covid-19 by Erin Silver (Author)
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children
Daniel Tiger: How to Talk to Kids About Corona Virus
"Will the Congregation Come Back?" Should Not Be Our Biggest Concern
Coronavirus, Anxiety, Children and the Church (Building Faith)
How Your Children’s Ministry Can Emerge Stronger and Better After COVID-19 (Faith Formation Ministries)
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety - Ours and Our Kids
Best Safety Practices... Online/Digital/Virtual Interaction With Minors (PDF)
Suggestions from Insurance Board (PDF)
Virtual Ice Breaker Games - Zoom Activities and more! (PDF)
More Options: Zoom Youth Group Games
GIANT LIST OF IDEAS FOR BEING HOME WITH KIDS
BeMe App (Teens)
BeMe is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of social, gaming and streaming engagement along with human coaching and clinical care.
Finch App (Kids)
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