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News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
Provided by Child Mind Institute.
The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life for people across the globe. Phrases like “social distancing” have become commonplace. In the U.S., most schools and universities have closed; many businesses have temporarily shut their doors or will open for limited hours; and the CDC has recommended large gatherings should not take place at this time.
Local churches are also attempting to respond in appropriate ways, but many congregations have questions. The resources included below can assist your church as it seeks answers about this new reality.
Provided by Discipleship Ministries, United Methodist Church
In these times of social and physical distancing, we need to find new ways to imagine how we minister with children and youth. What are their spiritual needs? What kinds of faith formation can we offer from our homes? How can we continue to be “church” with the folks we serve even as the tools we’re used to using are unavailable to us. We’re planning a Round Table discussion to name the issues and concerns that you’re experiencing, and share some best practices. What’s working for you? How are the children and youth you lead weathering this? How are you responding, and what could you share that other leaders could learn from.
Provided by United in Learning
Each weekday for the foreseeable future, GO in partnership with our friends at Living Presence Ministry will host an hour of camp. Storytelling, special guests, crafts, games and more! Simply click the link before to join the Zoom call with your kids!
11:00am EDT, every weekday
Parents: by clicking this link you consent to your child(ren) joining a public, virtual form. We will have an assigned monitor each day making sure only children in grades 1-7 and their parents are participating.
Provided by The GO Project