COVID-19

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Supporting Teens During COVID-19 – Facebook Live Series

These are challenging times and almost everything about our daily lives looks different. Join us for Supporting Teens During COVID-19, part of our Coping During COVID-19 Facebook Live series on Seattle Children’s Facebook page. Panelists will include Seattle Children’s providers Kendra Read, PhD, director of Anxiety Programs in Outpatient Psychiatry, Yolanda Evans, MD, physician in Adolescent Medicine, Gary Stobbe, MD, director of Adult Autism Transitional Services, and Hilary Mead, PhD, co-director of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Early Onset Psychosis Programs in Outpatient Psychiatry. The discussion will be moderated by Kashi Arora, mental and behavioral health project manager in Community Health and Benefit.

This presentation will cover:

  • Managing anxiety and uncertainty
  • Supporting graduating seniors
  • Social connection during physical distancing
  • Supporting teens with Autism or ID/DD

There is a question and answer section at the end of the presentation. You may submit questions as comments during the Facebook Live.

Supporting Teens During COVID-19 is a virtual event and will be available only on Seattle Children’s Facebook page. Please note that there will be no in-person attendance and anyone coming to the hospital will not be allowed to enter. Thank you, everyone, for understanding.

To watch past panel discussions and view resources for supporting mental wellness and family life during COVID-19, visit: Coping and COVID at SeattleChildrens.org.

Here is a list of the past panel recordings:

Social Stories about COVID-19 for Your Children

The uncertainty due to the current coronavirus pandemic can be very overwhelming and confusing, especially for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Parents may be wondering how to talk to their child about COVID-19 and the changes it has caused in their daily routines, such as:

Why do I have to wear a mask? Why are you wearing a mask?

Why do I need to wash my hands more frequently?

Why can’t I play with my friends?

Why am I home from school?

Why are you working at home? Why are you unable to work at all?

Social Stories are a great way to communicate this information with your child in a safe and comforting way. They can help manage emotions and challenges due to these changes, and encourage appropriate behavior and responses.

The following social stories have been compiled to help support you and your child due to this challenging and unknown time.

 

 

Facebook Live Panel: School in the Time of COVID

Please join us for our continued Facebook Live panel series on Friday, May 1st, from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT hosted by Seattle Children’s and Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Read full post »

Parenting in Stressful Times: Facebook Live Panel

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Tools and Resources for Families and Caregivers During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Many of you are probably inundated with a lot of information during the COVID-19 public health crisis and it can be a challenge to sift through all of that information to identify what would be the most relevant information.  And, in times like these it is easy to experience information overload! Read full post »