Whole Child Review COVID-19 Resources and Articles

The implications of COVID-19 on communities of color

This WBEZ article highlights institutionalized health care inequalities that leave many low income black and brown communities more vulnerable than what is typically experienced in affluent communities.

This NYTimes article quotes Lori Lightfoot, saying, “Those numbers take your breath away, they really do. This is a call-to-action moment for all of us,” when discussing the newly released statistics that 72% of Chicago deaths have been African Americans.

Racial Equity Tools is a site designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. Here are some resources related to COVID-19.

Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH released new demographic data tied to COVID-19, revealing significant racial health inequities. Read more about her plans to confront the problem.

Talking about COVID-19 with children

This episode of The Daily focuses on how to talk with our children about COVID-19.

This article from PBS Kids features numerous resources for talking with kids about COVID-19, prevention, and taking care of ourselves. This episode of Daniel Tiger shows kids how to wash their hands. These are just a few of the video links to help children understand the pandemic.

One of our wonderful partners, Pure Edge, has great content for mindfulness and movement for adults and kids.

Thinking about food during COVID-19

This article on practicing the division of responsibility in eating is a helpful guide to eating, especially during stress or trauma.

Enter your zip code at feedingamerica.org to find a food bank near you or to donate and find volunteer opportunities.

Native Tongue is a Chicago-based blog and free magazine. They believe that everyone deserves access to food education.

Arts related

Google Arts & Culture takes you inside the collections of 2,500 museums worldwide, including special online exhibits.

The Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC has a great website with at-home art projects.

These videos from a Chicago early childhood education music teacher are great for children, ages 1-3.

This Artful site is FULL of theater and dance lessons.

Managing anxiety

The Headspace app is offering a free set of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises, “Weathering the Storm.” Try this meditation for focus, stress, sleep, and even handwashing.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

Managing stress and other tips for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC.

Parenting

Motherwell, a space for telling all sides of the parenting story, has a section about what it is like to parent now. Their stories remind us that we are all in this together.

On the Kids Cook Real Food site, you can sign up for virtual classes to teach your kids cooking skills.

Janet Lansbury is a RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) trained expert on raising children in a respectful, connected way. We love her books and podcast, Unruffled, where she guides parents through the challenges of raising children.

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