COVID Related Resources for

IMH Professionals

Resources

The Washington Association for Infant Mental Health works with a great network of other organizations as members, mentors, and collaborators. We are pleased to share resources for all Infant Mental Health professionals during this COVID-19 crisis.  Be sure click here to view our calendar of online trainings, webinars, and other events in our community and across the country.

Self-Care for Prenatal to Five Providers

Meditation:  UCLA Guided Meditations in Spanish & English An introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own. Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston. 

Webinar:  The Center for Child & Family Well-Being at University of Washington is presenting an ongoing series of sessions in support of providers' self-care. 

Infographic:  Supporting BIPOC colleagues  This one-pager was created by the Outreach and Diversity Committee of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota to help us understand how to converse with BIPOC colleagues, trainees, students (as well as community partners, friends, etc.) at this time. 

Audio  Awareness of Thoughts A practice to strengthen mindfulness and resilience, led by Ann Hollar

 

Audio Soften, Sooth, Allow Meditation Strengthen your ability to be with difficult emotions and build self-compassion with Blaire Carleton

 

 

 

Caring for Families of Young Children

Resource: The IECMH Clinical Workforce Solution Pathways  This resource from Zero To Three highlights areas of opportunity for positively influencing the size, diversity, quality, and accessibility of the IECMH clinical workforce.

Resource: The Truth about Basic Needs for Families with Children 0-5   This brief comes from the Rapid Early Childhood Study, a weekly survey that goes out to parents of young children through the University of OregonIt is a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on households with very young children, with a specific look at racial inequities.   

Infographic:  They're not too young to talk about race looks at childrens' developmental stages around race and differences, from the Children's Community School in Philadelphia

Resource: CCFW Emotions & Stress Handout This list helps strengthen emotional literacy in adults and children alike and includes synonyms for feelings, physical sensations and sources of stress.

Infographic:  Guidelines for Beginning and Maintaining a Reflective Supervision/Consultation Relationship via Distance Technology This 4-page infographic from the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, provides best practices for RSC relationships using distance technology and includes a section on combating video meeting fatigue.

Webinar: Helping Your Children Manage COVID-19 Realities: Beyond the Facts and Into the Effects on our Lives  for professionals and families, with Dr. Anne Gearity. Sponsored by MACMH - the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health.

Resource: COVID-19's Early Impact on Home Visiting  This HARC-Beat survey “took the pulse” of local programs' early efforts to adapt to disruptions arising from the pandemic.

 

Resource:  Infant Mental Health Telehealth Guide from MI-AIMH

 

Video: Neurosequential Network State-dependence video playlist with Dr. Bruce Perry

Resource:  Child Care COVID Communication, Response, and Referral Center

Resources for Parents in Supporting the Well-Being of their Young Children

Resources:  Sesame Street Caring for Each Other initiative  has launched new resources for families and children to help caregivers and children navigate their “for now normal” for the duration of this crisis and beyond.

Resources:  King County Library System Offers many free online activities for young children and their families this winter.

Article:  Will my Child Bounce Back? Parents may be interested in this article about children's response to crisis.

Resource:  Early Learning Math Kit Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond from the Stanford University's Development & Research in Early Math Education. Available in Spanish and English.

Storybook:  Birdie and the Virus has been specifically designed to support the mental health and emotional well-being of babies and young children, their parents and families, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and Children's Health Queensland

Video:  Teaching Children about PPE  This video is designed to help kids better understand why medical providers look a little different right now with the extra Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they're wearing due to COVID-19.

Resource:  Tips for Families from Zero to Three

Video: Child Care Resources COVID-19 playlist This playlist of videos in English, Spanish & Arabic includes activities and information for providers and families.

Webpage:   Calm’s “Take a Deep Breath”  Child and youth specific audio meditations

~ updated 12/3/2020

 

Please note, this resource page is provided for informational purposes only. The majority of links posted above will take visitors to external sites that are not affiliated with WA-AIMH. This does not indicate our endorsement of any of the specific ideas, resources, links, or commentary shared, nor can we guarantee the accuracy of information as this is a quickly evolving situation.

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