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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

The novel coronavirus is disrupting the way we live, work and experience school. To halt the spread of infection, to be physically safe, we must distance ourselves from many of the people in our lives. But to be emotionally safe, we need to maintain connections to our family, friends, teachers and peers. In other words, to the people we trust. The following is a curated list of resources for parents and caregivers, teachers, educators and leaders—for any adult who has a trusting, supportive relationship with a child—and for children and young people themselves.

Resources from Turnaround for Children

Stress and the Brain

Turnaround for Children offers free access to Stress and the Brain, a resource for educators selected to complement The 180 Podcast episode Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.

Resources For The Three Rs






7 Tips for Parents and Caregivers: Reassuring Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak

People, Adult, Autumn, Back, Boy, Casual, Child

The most powerful tool that we as adults have to manage stress and to help our young people manage stress is the human relationship. Because relationships that are strong and trustful release the hormone oxytocin and oxytocin can restore a child’s sense of safety.

Back to Basics Blog Series

In the Back to Basics blog series, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, Ph.D. illuminates how and why a handful of synergistic, simple, and scientifically grounded lifestyle choices offer protection from the novel coronavirus and fortify mental and physical health for life.

The Upward Spiral

Webinars and Events

The Science of Learning and Development Alliance

COVID-19 Resources for Field Leaders

ISTE #COVID19 Education Coalition

More than 30 organizations, including Turnaround for Children, have joined forces to share resources and support to support educators during this challenging time for schools around the world. Learn more about the #COVID19 Education Coalition, convened by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Educating All Learners Alliance 

Turnaround for Children has joined forces with The Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) to help ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction, The Alliance aims to elevate best practice approaches for schools and educators to promote equity for all learners during the coronavirus pandemic.


The 180 Podcast: Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.

The 180 Podcast: How to Parent in a Pandemic: A Conversation with Dr. Pamela Cantor

The 180 Podcast: Sheila Ohlsson Walker, Ph.D.: A Recipe for Thriving in Stressful Times

The 180 Podcast: Michael Horn: A Time for Disruptive Innovation in Education

ISTE Ed Influencers Podcast: Turnaround for Children Founder, Dr. Pamela Cantor, shares how school closures and trauma impact student learning

Resources from Other Trusted Sources



Education Week: Special Report: How We Go Back To School

New York State Education Department: Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools.

America Forward: Whole-Learner Education: A Policy Roadmap to Student Success

Educating All Learners Alliance: Equity at the Core

Edutopia: 3 Ways to Reduce Stress and Build Connections During Distance Learning

COVID-19 Education Coalition: SEL Resource Center: Whole Child Approaches

EdSurge: SEL Skills Are More Vital Than Ever. Here’s How to Choose the Right Tools.

FutureEd: Blueprint for Testing

CRPE: Learning as We Go: Principles for Effective Assessment During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Indiana Department of Education: Digital Learning Toolkit 


Common Sense Media: Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Stanford Children’s Health: Healthier Happy Lives Blog: How to Talk with Kids About COVID-19

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Talking With Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Wide Open School: Schools are closed Minds are wide open

Bridge International AcademiesHome Learning 

Sanford Harmony: Harmony at Home


Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus


The Atlantic: How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

National Public Radio (NPR): Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis