Resources From the Education Psychology Service

Please see below for some very useful links and book listings circulated by our Education Psychology Service, to encourage and assist you with conversations
with your children and young people at this time.

 

Resources for Schools and Parents

We all realise how difficult it can be trying to talk to children and young people about global crises. As psychologists we are often asked about how much to tell children, how and when to talk to them, and how we can feel prepared for challenging conversations. We have therefore started to compile a list of resources and helpful websites for you to use over the coming weeks.

American Psychological Association: Information on Pandemics (a wide range of resources)

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-pandemics&utm_content=pandemics-resources

 

Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies

https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ 

 

BBC: How to protect your mental health

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

 

CBBC: Video and Questions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 

 

ChildMind: Talking to Children

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

 

ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/

 

National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

 

Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus 

 

Books

Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the News

Dawn Huebner. How to process different world events (ages 6-12).

 

The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back

Margot Sunderland. A story for children who have lost someone they love (ages 4-12).

 

Draw on Your Emotions

Margot Sunderland. A resource to help people express and communication their emotions. 

 

What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids

James Crist. A help guide to processing fears and worries (ages 9-13).

 

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Carol McCloud. Encourages positive behaviour and expressing kindness and appreciation.

 

How are you Peeling: Foods with Moods

Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers. Explores how emotions look through pictures of Foods. A good way to talk about emotions with young children.

 

The Way I Feel

Janan Cain. Explores feelings and a helpful way to talk about emotions with young children.

 

A Terrible Thing Happened

Margaret Holmes. A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma (ages 4-8).

 

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