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Parenting with PACEs in a pandemic

Parenting with PACEs in a pandemic.

Welcome to the COVID-19 and PACEs Science Collections for Parents!
We have four topic-specific resource lists related to COVID-19 and PACEs Science. All four will be updated for as long as this pandemic lasts. They are as follows:

We hope these lists, and the resources, practices, and information in them, are helpful and easy to use. Please let us know, by commenting on this post or below any of our resource collection posts.

Thank you, and take care!
@Natalie Audage, Community Manager
Parenting with PACEs, PACEs Connection

P.S. For updated medical and public health information about COVID-19, visit:

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GENuCOVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families
Generations United

5-pages with lots of resources.

Res stratCOVID Resilience Strategies for Teens

8 minutes

Click to play.

VirusHow to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus (For Parents)

This page links too many other great resources and activities for families.

factsJust for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus / NPR modified for Scarlett Middle School

Short video with information that is made for and by adults and children.

Video: Click to view

BriefResilience & Protective Factor Initiative
Machhelle Madsen Thompson, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Children & Families Coronabrief ABC's: here.
  • Children & Families Covid-19 Resilience Brief 2.
    Protective Factors: here (right)
  • Resilience for Children and their families: Overcoming fear during COVID-19: here
  • Resilience for Children & Families: Supportive Beliefs during COVID19: here
  • Children & Families COVID19 Resilience Brief 6: Problem Solving: here

Parent guideResources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Common Sense Media

One example of the resources available is The Parents' Ultimate Guide to Google Classroom. There are lots more broken down by these three categories:

Traumatic stressTaking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus & Other Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

PDF: Click to view/download.

Talk to KidsTalking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Child Mind

Family Discussions: time: 3:58 minutes.Video (English): Click to view.
Article (English & Spanish): Click to view.

Screen Shot 2020-04-22 at 9.42.14 AMFighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together
National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Story available in English, with more languages to come.

Coping In Hard Times:Fact Sheets for Pandemics

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Available in multiple languages, related to parenting, activities for children, support for teachers, support for teenagers, ect.

Resilience for Children & Families: Being Brave When Things are Hard - Building Resilience with Children During Racial Discrimination & Violence

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ACEs Aware supports health care providers, their teams, and all those on the front lines of administering care and interventions as California addresses stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

Coping%201Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One-Pager

By the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP), Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, ACEs Connection, and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance

mceclip0Coronavirus Tracker: How Justice Systems Are Responding in Each State
The Marshall Project

Track how states are responding to COVID-19 in terms of family visits and court proceedings. Also, a place to share news about changes in policies and procedures (tell us about it here).

Learning to Live Together
An Activity Booklet for Children during the Covid-19 Pandemic

For Children Aged 4 to 18

RETCOVID-19 - Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources  
Racial Equity Tools Organization

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list is organized as follows:

  • Analysis
  • Resources and Tools
  • Healing and Community Care
  • Organizing and Solidarity
  • Resource Building & Rapid Response
  • Virtual Work and Online Engagement
  • List of Lists

mceclip0Info for Parents Impacted by COVID-19 + Child Welfare
Rise Magazine
Compiled by Keyna Franklin

Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 3.46.32 PMInformation on COVID-19 for Survivors,
Communities, and DV/SA (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault) Programs
Futures without Violence

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Balancing ACEs with HOPE Community

Bob Sege interviews Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena


Find meals“Meals for Kids” interactive map
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The site finder currently lists more than 20,000 meal sites from 23 states, and more sites will be added as states submit data each week.

The map is available in both English and Spanish.

You got thisMental Health Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Active Minds

Webinars & Discussions
Blog Posts:

safe“Not Fragile”: Survivor-Led Mutual Aid Projects Flourish in a Time of Crisis by Leah Harris
Mad in America

Acknowledgment and reporting on the long-time work of disability rights advocates, survivors, and peer support workers as well as specific initiatives, and pandemic-related events serving diverse and marginalized communities online.

YouParenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough
PBS Kids for Parents

Many great reminders for parents feeling stressed, stir-crazy, or as though failing expectations.

UndocumentedResources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19
My Undocumented Life

Categories are sorted as follows:

  • Key Resources
  • DACA Updates
  • Calls to Action
  • Donations (Contribute or Apply)
  • Relevant News

Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 4.09.41 PMResources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Child Trends
Authors: Jessica Dym Bartlett, Jessica Griffin, & Dana Thomson

Suggestions to support families as well as resources and links for parents and caregivers.

Survivor accessSupporting Survivors’ Access to Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Emergency
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

PDF: Click to view/download.

StaycationTrauma-Informed Parenting during Our Social Distancing (PDF) & Tips for Trauma-Informed Parents during Social Distancing (Video Series) by Ginger Healy
Attachment & Trauma Network

PDF (For Parents): Click to view/download.
Video Series:
View Part 1
View Part 2
View Part

NurturingYolo County Children's Alliance

Nurturing Children During Times of Stress: A Guide to Help Children Bloom
As a parent or caregiver, there are ways you can help your child handle intense stress. This guide has nurturing tips and resources that can protect you and your child from the effects of intense stress. These ideas will also help you connect with your child.

StormsWeathering the Storms: A Guide to Healthy Expressions of Emotions for Parents and Children

Emotions can be overwhelming, like a storm, but learning to express emotions in a healthier way can make these difficult times less stressful. This guide can help you and your child weather emotional storms.

weWe The Unhoused Podcast
Thee Henderson

Podcast by and for those who are homeless with information and what that means during this pandemic.

Podcast: Click to listen.

Free Online5 Weeks of Self-Care Empowerment
Grandfamily Today.

Using email and Marco Polo (easy and free video-based tool) to share short videos in a closed but and interactive group. For more information, please email:

Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 12.59.58 PMCOVID-19 and State Child Care Assistance Programs

Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.35.41 PMA Little Emotional Support During This Time of Stress

Screen Shot 2020-04-09 at 3.37.31 PMProtection of Children During the COVID -19 Pandemic

logoCOVID -19 Injury & Violence Prevention Hub
Safe States

embraceraceCOVID -19 Resources for Kids and Families
Embrace Race

Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 12.12.53 PMDr. Bessel van der Kolk offers tips on how to help children and adults cope with Covid-19
Trauma Informed Parenting

Video 1
Video 2

height_90_width_90_MIA_new_podcast_iconThe Impact of COVID-19 and Social Distancing on Adolescents
Sam Himelstein

Screen Shot 2020-04-30 at 12.30.47 PMCultivating Resilience and Compassion in an At-Home Schooling Environment
Trauma Resource Institute

Screen Shot 2020-05-07 at 2.04.17 PMChildren's Mental Health Fact Sheet
Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

COVID-19 Special Edition: Domestic Violence and Shelter in Place
The Brain Architects Podcast

The Relentless School Nurse: "We're Going to be O.K."

A Children's Book

Resilience for Children & Families: Tough Feelings During COVID -19

The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need
Psychology Today

Dr. Peter Levine: Somatic Tools to Help Children & Adults Cope With COVID-19 & Other

New App To Support Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond
Stay Play Grow

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing: Indoor Activities & Resources

Housing Assistance on COVID-19 Issues
Change Lab Solutions

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mceclip0Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Mental Health America

An astounding range of resources compiled and these are just some of them:


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