COVID-19 Resources for Mental Wellness

How to explain the Coronavirus

BrainPop video that helps to explain to the coronavirus in simple terms to kids.

FL Dept. of Education Video – Listen up! We have to talk about germs!

Child Mind Institute – A brief video for parents
News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice Jamie Howard, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.

Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Keshet Chicago – Digital Storybook that addresses the virus and need to school from home temporarily.

PBS.org – What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19 (Video)
A more mature video message for high school teens

AFT Share My Lesson – Coronavirus Student Guide: Explanations and News Updates

National Association of School Psychologist
These resources from the National Association of School Psychologist were developed to help schools and districts provide supports for their students and community in the event of a health crisis:


Coping with the Stress of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Contact your child’s School Counselor!

AFSP.org – Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

SAMHSA – Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

New York Times – Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters
Because of coronavirus, teenagers are missing out on major rites of passage. Offering compassion paves their way toward feeling better.

Rooted In Love Video
During this difficult, confusing, and frightening time, Mike Smith, the host of The Harbor™ by Jostens, takes to the crate to acknowledge the challenges we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Mike issues a call to action for all of us, in this unprecedented time, to find ways to build community, take care of one another, and stay rooted in love.


Links with Multiple Resources for Families

FLDOE Resources for Families

NEAtoday.org – Schools and Coronavirus: What You Should Know


Academic Impact Information Resources – Secondary Level

The College Board
Updates on SAT testing and other college admissions issues
AP Testing updates
The College Board recognizes the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating in online AP education. Working with partners, the College Board can help these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to the College Board directly to let them know.

ACT
Update on ACT testing dates

The Common App
Message Regarding the Coronavirus

National Association of College Admission Counselors
College Admission Status Update
Updates on various dates, exams, etc.

Cambridge International
Update from Cambridge International on May/June 2020 exams

International Baccalaureate
COVID-19 Updates on Examinations
May 2020 examinations will no longer be held

Florida Bright Futures
Florida Bright Futures Student Handbook
Email questions to [email protected]

FloridaShines.org
Paying for College in Florida

Bright Futures Application
We recommend that all seniors apply for Bright Futures and submit your regardless of your test scores because of the testing requirement changes due to the coronavirus.
Students must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to OSFA for programs denoted by an asterisk (*). In order to apply for State Scholarship & Grant Programs, a student must first Create a Student Account. After logging into your account, you may proceed to complete the FFAA.
Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs