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2019 Novel Coronavirus
American Academy of Pediatrics: guidance for families

Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others
Prevent Child Abuse America

Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Ten Percent Happier – meditations, podcasts, blogposts

Coping with Stress
US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

Parent and Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease

A guide for parents to explain COVID-19 to children, preparing your family, reducing your risk, coping with stress, and how to navigate children of different ages through their reactions and parental responses

How to Manage Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19
A handout with some helpful advice on how to manage stress and anxiety during these times

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

A list of simple and fun activities to keep youth occupied while homebound

Taking Care of Yourself

A tip sheet on how to take care of yourself during this uncertain season

Anxiety and Coping with the Coronavirus

A guide on how to manage worry, both for your children and for yourself

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

A list of tips for how to talk to children about COVID-19, including developmentally appropriate language for children

Talking with Children about COVID-19

A list of general principles from the CDC on talking to children about COVID-19

COVID-19 Parenting Bad Behaviors
This infographic provides practical tips for parenting children when they misbehave, especially when they are stuck at home.

Coping in Hard Times
A fact and tip sheet for parents during times of economic hardship, unemployment, and emergencies to find ways to cope.

Managing Family Conflicts While Home During COVID-19: Intimate Partners
A list of strategies that may help partners manage conflict during periods of home confinement.

Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Este recurso lo ayudará a comprender cómo el brote de una enfermedad infecciosa podría afectar a su familia, tanto física como emocionalmente, y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a su familia a sobrellevarlo.

Considerations for a Trauma Informed Response for Work Settings

A guide to providing trauma informed considerations for work settings, with considerations for physical safety, emotional safety, peer support, trust/transparency, voice/choice/empowerment, cultural responsively, and collaboration

Resources for Leaders during COVID-19 Season

A list of resources for leaders and staff during this season to provide guidance in the workplace



Talking to Teens & Tweens about Coronavirus
The New York Times:

Tools for Traumatic Experiences (children)
Sesame Street – coping strategies, breathing, activities

‘Belly Breathe’ with Elmo
Sesame Street

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):


Just for Kids

A cartoon to explain to children the current COVID -19 situation

Daniel Tiger

A video segment on the germ-fighting superhero

The Ultimate Kid’s Guide to the New Coronavirus

A guide and visual to help children through a confusing situation using science to answer questions children may have

Crash Course

A set of courses separated by subject for self-paced learning while homebound

Scholastic Learn at Home

A set of activities and learning modules separated by grade level

Cómo Sobrellevar los Efectos Emocionales de un Desastre

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades han creado este libro de actividades para brindarles a los padres y a los educadores una manera interactiva de hablar con los niños acerca de cómo sobrellevar los efectos emocionales de un desastre.

LISTO CALIXTO se Prepara para la Temporada de Influenza

Este libro de actividades tiene el objetivo de ser una herramienta interactiva para aumentar los conocimientos de sus hijos y prevenir la propagación de influenza (o gripe) en su comunidad. Esperamos quieres a a los niños a aprender sobre la importancia de estar preparados y mantenerse sanos.

Mindfulness Apps for Kids:

  • Breathe, Think, Do Sesame (useful for kids ages 2-5)
  • Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids (fun and easy way for kids to identify and process their emotions)
  • Breathing Bubbles (helps kids practice releasing worries and focus on good feelings)
  • Super Stretch Yoga (teaches yoga and breathing techniques to kids)
  • Relax Melodies (listen to over 52 different relaxing sounds)
  • Mood Monster’s Yoga Workshop (pick your mood and do some yoga)


For questions related to the most up-to-date coronavirus information and a comprehensive list of community resources, contact 2-1-1 in San Diego County.

 Food Assistance

San Diego County Office of Education

A list of food service sites open during school closures for students age 2-18 to receive food during school closures for COVID-19

San Diego Food Bank

If you need food assistance, call 2-1-1 or call the Food Bank’s toll free number at 1-866-350-FOOD (3663)

San Diego Farms

A list of local farms to purchase food during the COVID-19 pandemic, while farmer’s markets are closed

Humane Society

Information about obtaining pet food at three campuses in San Diego, Oceanside and Escondido, while supplies last

Computers/Technology Assistance

Captioning Phones and Service
Free captioning phone and installation for anyone who has trouble using the phone (WiFi needed in home). It’s difficult enough to be isolated, so these services help  everyone communicate easily with the ones they love

C2K – Computers 2 Kids

Information about discounted computers for children to use while homebound

Charter Internet

Information about free access to Spectrum Broadband and WiFi for students

Diaper Assistance

San Diego Food Bank Diaper Bank Program

A list of locations that distribute diapers throughout San Diego County.



 Childcare Assistance

YMCA Child Care Referrals

An online search finder to find enhanced referral services, which includes database of licensed family child care homes and centers. Healthcare Providers can call 619-952-0242


San Diego Housing Federation

Resources for affordable housing and statewide support during COVID-19

Public Assistance

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)

Assistance on CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), etc

DHCS COVID-19 Response

Information to ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to medically necessary COVID-19 testing and care


State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Information on potential work closures or layoffs, reduced hours, sick or quarantined workers, etc. due to the Coronavirus

Layoff Transition Webinar

Webinar focused on community resources, job search assistance, unemployment insurance, health insurance, retirement accounts and more. Visit workforce.org for additional resources


Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Provides free legal assistance for those who qualify and need support with housing, debt collection, repossession, housing discrimination, family law, immigration, conservatorships, restraining orders, SSI, public assistance, etc


San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE)

Updates on initiatives to support families during the pandemic

United Way of San Diego

Information about the Community Response Fund and San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative to help with utilities, rent and mortgage payments

AT&T , Verizon , Cox

Information about improving home internet usage and decreasing fees or terminations for inability to pay during COVID-19

 Public Transportation

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

Service updates and information on changes

Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT)

Offering FREE rides to Seniors, persons with disabilities, students, veterans and other residents who need assistance till April 15th


Recursos para la comunidad inmigrante durante el coronavirus
Un documento de recursos comunitarios recursos y el conocimiento para la comunidad inmigrante e indocumentada en los EE. UU. Entendemos que estos tiempos son especialmente difíciles para las comunidad inmigrante que enfrentan desafíos únicos con la crisis del coronavirus y sus estatus migratorio.

Substance Use

AA Zoom Meetings
AA Phone Call Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous Zoom Meetings
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings
Alateen Online Chat Meetings