LIFE AFTER COVID – a post-Covid youth support resource guide for caregivers. This guide was created for BBBSFC by valued community partners at the Children’s Clinic and Cutchins Programs for Children and Families and explains trauma-informed best practices of supporting youth’s social, emotional and mental health as they heal post-Covid.
La vida despues de COVID – Una guía de recursos de apoyo para jóvenes post-Covid para cuidadores. Esta guía fue creada para BBBSFC por valiosos socios comunitarios en la Clínica Infantil y los Programas Cutchins para Niños y Familias y explica las mejores prácticas informadas sobre el trauma para apoyar la salud social, emocional y mental de los jóvenes mientras se recuperan después de la Covid.
Educational Websites/ Boredom Busters
Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator popular graphic novels like The Lunch Ladies series, Hey Kiddo, Star Wars Jedi Academy and more will do a daily drawing lesson!Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks,Jarret will host free webcasts for you and your kiddos. https://www.youtube.com/studioJJK
Kanopy– Stream thousands of independent films and documentaries free with your public library card
Libby– Free e-books and audiobooks! Download the free app from your phone/device, or you can use Overdrive on your computer to stream thousands of audiobooks.
12 Famous Museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch
35 Children’s Books that teach empathy & kindness
Scholastic learn at home
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safari on Facebook Live Everyday at 3pm
50+Easy Indoor Activities for Kids
450 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online for Free Right Now
150 Educational shows on Netflix
Educational Companies offerring free subscriptions
Operation Story Time – Your favorite authors host story time online!
63 Easy Science Experiments for kids using household items
King Aurthur Flower Recipes to Bake with Kids
16 Card games that will turn students into math aces
Emotional Support, Self Care & Health
How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus, from PBS
The ultimate kids’ guide to the new coronavirus
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Coronavirus Coping Guide
Daily AA Meeting via conference call
AA Alateen Chat Meetings for teens 13-18
MassHealth COVID-19 Daily Updates
Daily Live Music Sessions on NPR
World Health Organization Healthy Parenting During Covid-19
Internet Access and Zoom
If you know of a student without internet:
Spectrum is offering free service to those students for 60 days due to school closures. Installation fees will be waived to those eligible. Please have them call 1-844-488-8398.
Comcast is offering free internet service to qualifying low income families. Call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Here’s how to get access for your school. Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes, according to a site set up for the process overnight.
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