Parenting Resources


  • The Child Mind Institute an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has specific Covid-19 resources (daily tips, autism, behavioral issues, anxiety, etc.) which support child and families.
  • – is a resource to families which provides proven and vetted information concerning children, young adults and adults who learn differently or who have disabilities. has a special section which is focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic impacts everyone especially with learning differences or disabilities. They have created a COVID-19 resource to help people who learn and think differently thrive at home, at school, and at work. They also have all of their coronavirus resources in Spanish.
  • Please click on School Learning, Coronavirus Latest Updates to follow the COVID-19 resources for parents and families from
  • Please follow the link for some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help your family through the outbreak to address children’s fears; how to keep healthy routines, and ways you can help your children manage their emotions and behavior:
  • Information about a new COVID-19 APP and website from the Virginia Department of Social Services. The new COVID-19 Virginia Resources website and app enables users to search for local resources (food, health, childcare, etc.) and to access the online system to apply for food assistance, health care, childcare and other benefits. Confidential support is also available to assist with crises relating to family violence, sexual assault, and child and adult abuse.

Parent Resources on Race and Discrimination

Additional Resources

24/7 parenting help in 90 languages from Parenting for Lifelong Health which provides open-access online parenting resources during COVID-19. They are working with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the the Internet of Good Things, USAID and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They provide 12 tip sheets for parents on topics like children with disabilities, when we get angry, when children misbehave, how to talk to your children about COVID-10 and many more all in 90 languages.

From the Child Mind Institute, the events in the news may find parents struggling on how to talk with their children about racism and violence in the news. Join the recorded Facebook Live discussion from Drs. Hameed and Howard on talking to kids about the racism, violence and unrest following the death of George Floyd.

From Common Sense Media. Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear. Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids.