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Resources For Schools And Families Impacted By COVID-19

Resources for Schools and Families Impacted by COVID-19

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As communities continue to feel the impact of school closures from  COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) and many parents and families adjust to a new reality of life in the time of quarantine, we at Kaiser Permanente want to make sure that school communities — including administrators, teachers, school staff, parents, and students — feel supported.

We’re curating this resource page as an online space that you can trust for the latest information and ideas to support learning, health, and overall well-being during these challenging times. We recognize that school communities are having to adapt to tremendous changes in a short period of time and that more support will be needed as students and teachers eventually return to in-person school life.

Kaiser Permanente is poised to provide up-to-date information and resources about the physical and mental health needs of school stakeholders as you manage the implications of COVID-19. Consider this a space that you can return to again and again for new resources to support you through all these transitions.

Caring for the Education Community During COVID-19

Join our weekly webinar series on stress management and self-care offered in partnership with leading national organizations in school health (Kaiser Permanente, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Campaign)

Kaiser Permanente resources

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  • How to protect yourself and get care | health resources and updates on coronavirus (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Self-care | tools, tips, and activities supporting mental health and wellness (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Talking to kids about coronavirus | interview with one of our family medicine physicians (National Geographic)

  • Helping our children understand COVID-19 | Video advice from Kaiser Permanente pediatricians for keeping children safe and calm. (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Getting active at home | quick tips for increasing your activity in all three areas of fitness: flexibility, aerobic fitness, and muscle fitness (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Food for health | easy recipies and ideas for eating healthy at home (Kaiser Permanente)

Supporting students

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  • Healthy activities to do at home | physical activity, nutrition and mindfulness activities (Action for Healthy Kids)

  • Game On Activity Library | ways to incorporate healthy activities, brain breaks, nutrition education, and opportunities for social-emotional learning into online learning for kids (Action for Healthy Kids)

  • Kid's daily exercise routine | a 21-minute long animated video that incorporates a daily exercise routine for kids in grades K - 5 (Alliance for a Healthier Generation)

  • CATCH health at home | Keeping kids healthy and active while at home (CATCH)

  • Good Energy at Home | a free online resource that provides ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning (Go Noodle)

  • Mindfulness meditation | free classes for kids on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (Mindful Schools)

  • Just for kids | a comic exploring the new coronavirus (NPR)

  • 20 seconds or more | harnessing the power of music to encourage hand washing and other safety protocols (Hip Hop Public Health)

  • YR Media network | a resource for young journalists and artists with current news, podcasts, stories specifically for and by young people (YR Media)

Supporting parents and families

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Supporting educators

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Supporting schools/districts

teacher in school hallway smiling wearing a gray vest

We’re grateful to our national school health partners who are curating offerings like this on their websites. You’ll find links to their coronavirus support pages listed below.

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