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Resources for Talking with Children and Youth about the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus, Anxiety, Children and the Church
https://buildfaith.org/coronavirus-anxiety-children-and-th…/
Great, practical advice from the “Building Faith” website based at Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal)

Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
https://www.nasponline.org/…/talking-to-children-about-covi…
This is a comprehensive resource authored by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Helping Children with Scary News
https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com/helping-children-with-sc…/…
A blog post by New York Times bestselling children’s author Sally Lloyd-Jones focused on helping children process scary news.

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety
https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/helping-children-and-te…/
A guide from Children’s Hospital in Seattle with strategies to help children and teens cope with anxiety related to the coronavirus.

Please feel free to contact Pastor Dan Fugate, Assistant to the Bishop for Discipleship, [email protected], for questions or concerns or if you are in need of additional resources.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

God is with us as we seek protection during this difficult time and as we seek protection and discern how best to love our neighbors. Our prayers ground us in God’s peace.

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