CPN | Resources to Support Courageous Coping During COVID

Resources to Support Courageous Coping During COVID

During this surreal and deeply unsettling time brought on by the COVID-19 virus and what essentially amounts to the shutting down of the entire world, I want to let you know that our thoughts are with each of you in the Network: parents, pediatric providers, family members, siblings, and all the vulnerable children living with serious illness.

To help lighten the load even a tiny bit, we are working on some additional virtual programming to keep your family and yourself well and strong. You can do it. And we are here to help.

Most immediately, we direct you to these heartfelt CPN videos for guided meditation and gentle yoga in the home. My daughters and I have started doing 30 minutes every morning to help us keep our acts together.

CPN Mom Sandy Clancy leads a powerful and restful yoga sequence

A guided meditation from instructor Ben McLellan

Gentle Yoga Sequence with Ben McLellan

Some blogs and articles to help you along the way.

Walks outside are also antidotes that never fail, and a good podcast can be a helpful companion. (Yes, you deserve the time. Find someone to watch your child and give yourself a break.) Here are a few non-CPN podcasts we recommend to remind you that you have within you all that you need to cope.

Ross Gay: Tending Joy and Practicing Delight

Brené Brown: Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart

Joan Halifax: Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in Our Lives

Here are some articles on talking to children which we hope will provide some guidance if as you parent all your children.

How to talk with children about Corona

Five Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About Corona Virus

Information about Covid-19 and children or chronic illness

COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

 AAP information for families on Corona Virus

Family Voices Corona Virus

Family Voices March information

CDC Corona virus and children

A chronic illness patient’s guide to coronavirus

 

 

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