COVID-19 Resources for Parents

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the Latino community throughout the United States. Due to a range of factors, the Latino community has disproportionately high rates of infections from the coronavirus as well as hospitalizations and deaths. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis visit this page for information and useful resources for you and your family.

COVID-19 Information Resources 

Share these helpful LULAC one-page resources that are fully in English and Spanish. Each will cover the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones if you are healthy, symptomatic, unsure, or sick. Click the links below to download

 

Family Resources for Remote Learning 

The Child Mind Institute Learning and Development Center have organized resources for parents who are suddenly responsible for the home school environment. These resources, broken down by age groups, include academic materials, worksheets, activities, videos, games, and more.

WHUT and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for both students and teachers.

The California Science Center has a virtual program Stuck at Home Science: Daily science activities for families to enjoy using household materials and offering content in English and Spanish, to check it out click here.

Reading is one of the most important skills your child will ever learn. Now with the displacement of millions of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade “emerging readers” from school due to Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to keep them learning so they don’t fall behind. For this reason, the American Youth Literacy Foundation has created a FREE reading app, Funetix, which helps children learn how to read. 

Internet Service During The Coronavirus Pandemic 

 

If you are trying to get connected to the internet, several national providers have opened up their low-income internet programs, check out BroadbandNow Consumer Guide on How to sign up for free internet during the coronavirus pandemic

Mental Health Resources 

Here are a few resources shared by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

 

  • Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources: click here

  • Responding to Racism During the COVID-19 Outbreak. click here

Mental Health for Children

The Child Mind Institute is open and available for you and your child during this crisis. Click here to learn about their telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders.

 

Click here to read their COVID-19 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Tipsheet.

By visiting their website you will find a number of supportive resources, daily tips, and coping skills in both English and in Spanish.  To view their full Spanish Parent Guide click here.

Helping Your High School Senior Cope with Coronavirus

Parents of college-bound students do of course need to pay attention to future funds, but more importantly, with current events, it is vital that you support your graduate more than ever!

Support your child in making a College Choice
Choosing a college is an exciting but stressful process for many teens. Parents should try to be understanding instead of adding more stress by pressuring their child. One of the best things you can do for your child is to show them that you believe in their ability to make a good decision.

For more information take a look at U.S. News 10 Ways to Help Your Teen With the College Decision.

Get creative 
No, you cannot hold your child’s prom in your backyard but there are some creative ways to try to make the next few months a little more bearable. For example, you could hold a mini graduation in your home or backyard and use Zoom or FaceTime.

For more ideas check out Lifehacker’s piece: How to Help Your High School Senior Cope With Having Their Year Cut Short

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