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Helping Your Child

This is a time of uncertainty and questions in our community. We would like to share the following resources with families.


Social Stories are a tool we use with children to help break down, and understand, things that are happening in their lives. They help children understand their feelings, and build skills to interact with others. This is a Social Story about Coronavirus. You can print it and read it with your child, read it on a device together, or use it for talking points. There are pages that give children facts, that allow them to express feelings, and options to express their feelings in different forms (like drawing). 


Follow this link for the Saint Paul Public Schools COVID Response and updated information on school closing and Distance Learning.


For information from the World Health Organization regarding helping children cope with the stress of COVID 19, check out this document, WHO document.


Information from The National Child Taumatic Stress Network, Parent Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus 2019