Talking to Your Kids About COVID19 (feat. Kristin Canavera from St. Jude) S3E21



If you’re a parent who’s trying to discuss COVID19 with your children, this show is definitely for you. Kristin Canavera is a child psychologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and she’s on the pod today to discuss the St. Jude COVID19 resource kits for kids, tweens, adolescents and parents. These are free downloadable resource kits and can be found at the link below.

We discuss talking to kids about COVID19 in a way that’s developmentally appropriate.

Please take a listen and pass this along because COVID19 is here and it isn’t going away anytime soon. I know that’s scary but it’s very important to deal with the facts and St. Jude is here to help us talk with our kids about COVID19.

You can find Kristin: https://www.stjude.org/directory/c/kristin-canavera.html

St. Jude COVID19 Resource Kits: https://together.stjude.org/en-us/care-support/talking-about-coronavirus-covid-19.html

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now

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IMPORTANT COVID19 INFORMATION

I wanted to provide you with a list of reliable sources for information regarding COVID19. Facts, science medicine and accurate, truthful information matter now more than ever. These are some of the people and medical facilities that I trust and rely on for information about this pandemic. Please give them a follow.

Dr. Tara C. Smith

Professor, infectious disease epidemiologist

Twitter: twitter.com/aetiology

Website: aracsmith.com

Cleveland Clinic

Twitter: twitter.com/clevelandclinic

Website: clevelandclinic.org

Mayo Clinic

Twitter:twitter.com/mayoclinic

Website: mayoclinic.org

CDC

Twitter: twitter.com/cdcgov

Website: cdc.gov

This episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit theautismdad.com/mightier and find out more information, including how to get a free 30 day trial.

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