Parent Resources

COVID-19

AAP – Healthy Children | HealthyChildren en Español
Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CHOC Children’s
Includes and updated FAQ from pediatric infectious disease specialists. Includes information that is most relevant to pediatric patients and their families.

CHOC Nurse Line: 1-844-GET-CHOC
Available 24/7 to answer your questions about COVID-19 and your child

CalOptima
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

TIPS FOR PARENTS: PHYSICAL DISTANCING

AAP: Finding Ways to Keep Children Occupied During These Challenging Times
Hand Washing: A Powerful Antidote to Illness
Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe
Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

DEALING WITH STRESS

Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
Help Me Grow is Here to Help your Family Get Through This English | Spanish
CHOC: Videos that teach children and families specific coping strategies (breathing, meditation, guided imagery)
Surgeon General Playbook for Children and Managing Stress During COVID-19 (Children and Caregivers)
CHOC Mental Health for Families (scroll down to mental health topics specific to corona virus which can be given out as handouts)
Orange County Child Behavioral Health
CHOC: How Parents Can Deal with COVID-19 Stress
CMA Resource Guide: Parenting and COVID-19
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events
The American Academy of Pediatrics Advises Parents Experiencing Stress over COVID-19
Tips for Parents – Reach Out and Read
Help Children Understand Coronavirus: Tips from Dr. Goza, AAP President

MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINES

The OC WarmLine
The NAMI OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to Orange County Residents. Times: 9am-3pm (Mon-Fri) and 10am-3pm (Sat, Sun)

  • Call or Text 714-991-6412
  • Toll-Free 877-910-9276

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
24/7 free and confidential support for those in distress. Provides prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.

MENTAL HEALTH PHONE APPS

Mindfulness/Meditation

Depression Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Sleep/Anxiety

BABIES & YOUNG CHILDREN

Parents & Newborns: You are Not Alone | Usted No Está Sola_First5OC_Coronavirus Spanish
Resources for Families with Young Children
Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Home Together: Navigating COVID-19 and Disrupted Routines With Your ASD Child

READING RESOURCES

The Moodsters First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic (English)
The Moodsters First Aid for Feelings: Un cuaderno de trabajo para ayudar a los niños a sobrellevar la pandemia de coronavirus
Coronavirus: A Book for Children (Free)
Reach Out and Read Message on COVID-19
How Reach Out and Read is Responding to COVID-19
Read Aloud Story-Time: OC Reads Facebook Group

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder’s Behavioral Team has developed a Coronavirus Children’s Story in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. In addition, they have developed two printable Daily Visual Schedules for your use.
Coronavirus Story for Kids- English
Coronavirus Story for Kids- Spanish
Coronavirus Story for Kids – Tagalog
Coronavirus Story for Kids-Vietnamese
3-5 Year Olds Daily Schedule
6-9 Year Olds Daily Schedule