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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 and other experts throughout Johns Hopkins Children's Center have come up with resources to share with children and their caregivers.

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.
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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

COVID-19 Activity Book

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

Personal Protective Equipment for Kids

Explanation of medical workers' personal protective equipment for children. English

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

A Teen's Guide to Understanding and Coping with COVID-19

Being a teenager right now is particularly difficult. Feeling stress is normal. Being able to identify what is causing you stress is helpful. English

COVID-19 Caregiver Stress Reduction Workbook

Tips for parents and caregivers who are experiencing stress. English

COVID-19 Testing Tents

What children and teens should expect during COVID-19 testing. English

A Young Adult's Guide of Things to Do at Home

Resources and ideas to combat loneliness and boredom. English

Videos

Welcome to Pediatric Surgery

Our Surgery Care Team shows children and families the changes put in place to ensure your child's safety during COVID-19.

Welcome Back

Our East Baltimore clinics have made some changes to help everybody stay healthy during in-person appointments.

Helping Kids Understand COVID

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

Mindful Parenting Zoom Series

In this series of Zoom videos, child psychologist Carisa Parrish walks caregivers through various strategies for helping families cope with COVID-19:

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