CHILDREN/PARENTS/SENIORS 
(Information for children/parents/seniors is also found in each section or page of this site.)

 Articles for Children On All Issues They Face During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Wearing a Face Mask - Tips To Teach Children

by Dr. Day Care, Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, Ed.D.

 Videos for Children 

Helping young children understand mask wearing

Helping young children understand social distancing

 

Coping With the Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Your Kids

Helping Kids Face the Challenges of Reopening
This summer will be scary for some kids, frustrating for others. How to help them deal.

 

Will My Child Bounce Back From the Coronavirus Crisis?
Trauma, resilience and how parents can help.

 

How to Help Siblings Get Along
Navigating challenges as we head into summer.

 

Teenagers and Reopening
Tips for helping kids stay safe during a confusing time.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark. Here’s what to say.

 

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Tips for nurturing and protecting children at home.

 

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
Tips for parents with older children at home.

 

How to Help Your Kids Handle Disappointment
Tools for coping during the coronavirus crisis.

 

How to Ask What Kids Are Feeling
Ways to get insight into how your kids are handling stressful times.

 

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19
Tips for calming anxiety during a difficult time.

How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19

 

What to Do if Your Child Is Sick

 

Social Distancing With Children

How Teens Can Make a Difference

 

Addressing Specific Coronavirus Concerns:

 

How to Help Kids Sleep
There are several ways to say goodbye to bad nights.

Summer Activities for Kids With Learning Disorders
How to keep kids active and engaged.

Summer and ADHD: A Survival Guide
School’s out, but children still need support and structure to thrive during the coronavirus crisis.

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus
Managing worry — your kids’ and your own.

Giving Kids With ADHD Support and Structure During the Coronavirus Crisis
Managing attention (yours and theirs) will help kids thrive.

Signs of Depression During the Coronavirus Crisis
Kids who seem to be stuck in a negative mood may need help to bounce back.

Screen Time During the Coronavirus Crisis
What limits are appropriate when kids are stuck at home?

Coping With Social Anxiety During Social Distancing
Helping reluctant kids stay connected.

Teaching Social Skills at Home
How kids can learn and grow during social distancing.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Pregnancy FAQs

Is it Safe to Breastfeed if I Have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Helping Kids With Autism Cope

Caring for Kids With Special Health Needs

Caring for Your Child With Asthma

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Helping young children understand hand washing

My Hero is You: How kids can fight COVID-19!

My Hero is You is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It is intended to be read to children aged 6-11 years, by a parent, caregiver or teacher. Feedback from more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world about how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic was taken into consideration during the development process.

 

Download the book here

My Hero is You: all language versions

CLICK HERE! for section on EDUCATION.

More Resources for Families:

ChildMind.Org: We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone.

KidsHealth.Org: Expert approved advice on children's health from birth through teens for parents, for kids, and for educators. 

The W.H.O. created a series on HEALTHY PARENTING during the Coronavirus - Click HERE for more information and to download.

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Visiting friends and family that are high risk 

UNICEF

UNICEF has a short quiz to help students and families differentiate COVID-19 facts from fiction, and there is a range of general guidance for parents in talking to their children about COVID-19.  Also, please visit https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19

UNICEF VIDEOS: Armed only with mobile phones, 16 girls from nine countries film their hardships, fears and hopes for a fair world.  

 Resources for Seniors: 

Administration on Aging 
www.aoa.gov

COVID-19 information: https://acl.gov/COVID-19
202-619-0724 

National resource site on services and opportunities for older Americans.

Alzheimer’s Association 
www.alz.org/ri
401-421-0008; 800-244-1428 

Resource site on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

CareLink 
www.carelink-ri.com
401-490-7610 

A partnership of health and community resources in Rhode Island, including long term care, home care, and adult day services.

EngAged

The national resource center for engaging older adults

info@engagingolderadults.org

Resources on Covid-19

Jewish Collaborative Services of RI (JCS) 

401-331-1244

www.jcsri.org

JCS serves individuals and families of all ages, including seniors, adult children of seniors, disabled individuals, birth and adoptive parents, children, military families and others in need of services. We are an inclusive community, helping people of all religions and from all walks of life.

   If you need help managing physical, emotional or financial challenges, our caring and professional staff can connect you with services to meet your needs. 

The Point

401-462-4444 or 2-1-1

Call or visit the Point to talk with a specialist today and get connected to resources in your area – for free. Explore options for healthcare, employment, and more; get help with applying to public and private programs.

RI Department of Human Services 
www.dhs.ri.us
401-462-5000 

Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders

RI Elder Info

https://rielderinfo.com

401-585-0509

Community Care Contacts for Seniors in Need CLICK HERE!

Article: A Word About Nursing Homes & Covid-19

RI Office of Healthy Aging

http://oha.ri.gov

401-462-3000

DigiAge Collaborative - Through a partnership of industry, government, and community, digiAGE aims to bridge the digital divide for older adults, linking them to the technology and virtual opportunities to keep them connected to family, friends, and information.

Senior Centers Connect is a resource guide from the National Council on Aging for centers that are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The guide includes ideas for programming and continuing services.

St. Elizabeth Haven for Elder Justice

https://www.stelizabethcommunity.org/Our-Services/Safe-Haven-for-Elder-Abuse-Victims

401-739-2844, X36

A program within St. Elizabeth Community that offers a safe place for an elderly victim of abuse to stay for a short period of time.

Sojourner House
www.sojournerri.org
401-861-6191 

Resource for information on elder safety and domestic abuse prevention.

 Helpful Articles for Seniors: 

How to Become Tech-Savvy in 10 Days

Ways Older Adults Can Stay Connected to the Community During Covid-19

Addressing Social Isolation Amongst Seniors

From the CDC:

Shopping safely during the Coronavirus pandemic

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50 Activities for Seniors in Isolation - Boredom is Not Just For the Young    (Click Image)

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