LK friends and family – we know this time is challenging on many levels…stress about physical and mental health and wellness, childcare, income and economy, and more. For survivors of sexual abuse, this extreme stress can trigger PTSD, anxiety, and depression related to past trauma and abuse — and with school closures, childcare pressures, and perhaps more time than usual on digital devices, it is important to be mindful of safety. To this end, Lauren’s Kids has compiled the following list of resources to help children and families in the coming days and weeks.
- Safety resources for families – Searching for FREE activities to complete with your child? Mindful of personal and digital safety during this time off school? Check out Lauren’s Kids’ list of free resources for families here.
- Mental health information for children – Times like these can be scary and confusing for children, especially children with a history of trauma. Check out the following tips from our friends at Child Mind Institute on supporting children through the COVID-19 crisis – and how to help children through traumatic events.
- Mental health resources for adults – Struggling with depression and anxiety that has been triggered by the COVID-19 news and events? Check out this list of tips and resources from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America – and some tips on how to avoid passing anxiety on to your kids from Child Mind Institute.
- COVID-19 information – Looking for up-to-date information on the COVID-19 virus, social distancing, caring for a vulnerable loved one, and more? Check out this resource center from Harvard University — and click here for Florida-specific information from the Florida Department of Health (DOH).
Stay tuned for more information and resources from Lauren’s Kids as we work through COVID-19 as a community. Wishing you physical and mental health and wellness – now and always!
– Your friends at Lauren’s Kids