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COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Families

Our Child Life teamChild Life specialists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

We know this is a difficult and stressful time for families. Our Child Life specialists have come up with resources to share with children and their caregivers who are affected by COVID-19.

What is COVID-19 (for patients)?

To find out why you have been feeling sick, nurses and doctors are going to test you for something called coronavirus. English Spanish Arabic

COVID-19 Testing Preparation

To find out why you feel sick, the nurses and doctors will use a nose swab to check for something called coronavirus. English Spanish Arabic

What is COVID-19 (for all children)?

To find out why your mom, dad, grandparent, or another family member has been feeling sick, nurses and doctors are going to test them for something called coronavirus. English Spanish Arabic

Why Can't I Visit?

Our hospital has a new rule. This new rule is that only one adult can visit kids while in the hospital. English Spanish Arabic

What Caregivers Should Expect

Guidelines on visitation, communication and available services at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. EnglishSpanish Arabic

What Patients Should Expect

Guidelines on visitation, communication and available services at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. EnglishSpanish Arabic

How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19

Caregivers often worry that talking about difficult topics with children and teenagers will lead to increased worry and anxiety. These tips from our pediatric psychologists and Child Life specialists can help decrease stress and improve coping. English

COVID-19 Activity Book

An activity book for children created by Child Life specialists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. English Spanish Arabic

Videos

Mindful Parenting Tips

In this Zoom video, child psychologist Carisa Parrish walks caregivers through various strategies for helping families cope with COVID-19.

Helping Children Understand COVID-19

Pediatrician Rachel Thornton and Child Life specialist Rosemary sit down with Lucy, a puppet, to answer all of her questions.

Welcome Back

We know it may seem scary coming back to visit us. Our East Baltimore clinics have made some changes to help everybody stay healthy during in-person appointments.

 

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