FREE Online Resources to Help Educate and Entertain Kids at Home

March 17, 2020
Education
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These resources have been compiled to help parents keep kids entertained, but also help avoid the summer slide. (Please note that these links will point away from the CSC’s website to pages not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by CSC Broward. The CSC cannot guarantee ADA compliance of the non-affiliated site.)

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Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

BrainPOP.com

Coping After a Disaster (Ready Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cómo sobrellevar los desastres o eventos traumáticos (Read Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

A Germ-fighting Superhero, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/PBS Kids

Healthy Families America website

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

How to Prepare for Extended School Closings—and Not Lose Your Mind

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

LISTO CALIXTO se prepara para la temporada de influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-informed Guide for Parents

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

Step-by-step Handwashing with Elmo, Sesame Street/PBS Kids

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

Supporting and Reassuring Children around the World (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and numerous other languages)

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus, Zero to Three

Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19

Memorial Healthcare Systems: Educational Videos in ASL to keep you informed on COVID-19

NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

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2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.

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The 2-1-1 Hotline is Broward’s single source for information and referrals for children with behavioral health needs and disabilities. The hotline’s specialized staff focuses on helping parents, caregivers, agencies, and medical practitioners who serve the needs of children, find programming, support and hope. A case management component is also available for families in need of assistance accessing and navigating the special needs and behavioral health system of care.

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Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County

Infrastructure building support is provided to local child and family serving nonprofit organizations through our annual Capacity Buildings Mini Grants. Through a competitive grant process, local organizations are awarded funding for capacity building projects, professional business coaching and or fundraising support each year.
Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

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Cribs for Kids | Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report that estimated that the risk of infant suffocation increases 20-fold when infants and adults sleep in the same bed. In 2005, the AAP restated that co-sleeping is a growing concern and recommended that infants not share a bed during sleep.

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CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County

The CSC offers quality and affordable training workshops for professionals serving children and families in Broward County. Each session is led by instructors that are highly qualified and experienced in their field to provide an optimal learning environment. CEU’s are also offered for many of the completed courses. For a training calendar and to register, please visit our website at training.cscbroward.org.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

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Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan.

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