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Toolkit for Parents and Teachers


To provide Parents and Teachers with the best guidance on how to communicate with children about the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, Dr. Patricia Haynes led a team of faculty and students in the Department of Health Promotion Science to gather these materials into a Toolkit. The Toolkit will help us all work with our kids to understand the outbreak and stay healthy.

Click through the digital version of the coronavirus comic book with your kids! Good information, fun to read: Coronavirus Comic Book. You can also download the comic book for kids: “Exploring the New Coronavirus,” and associated Teacher Guide which can be an especially useful activity to help children understand the outbreak.


Materials for Parents

Parent Information Sheet
Talking to Children about Coronavirus: Eight Steps for a Successful Conversation
Parent Resources | Talking to Children about COVID-19
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Click through the digital version of the coronavirus comic book with your kids! Good information, fun to read: Coronavirus Comic Book

Materials for Teachers

Teaching Resources
Classroom Assessment Grades K-2 | Coronavirus: What do I need to know?
Coronavirus Classroom Assessment | Grades 3-5
Talking to Children about Coronavirus: Eight Steps for a Successful Conversation
Exploring the New Corona Virus | Comic Book
Teacher's guide for Exploring the New Corona Virus Comic Book

Materials for Administrators

Administration Guidelines – COVID-19 | Preparedness Based on CDC Guidelines
EPA Disinfectant list for SARS COVID-II
CDC Considerations for School Closure
Using USDA Food During a Human Pandemic Outbreak | Options for Schools and Communities

CDC Health Promotion Materials

COVID-19 Symptoms
COIVD-19 | Stop the Spread of Germs
Keep Calm Wash Your Hands [8.5x11]
Handwashing Superhero Girl [8x11]
Handwashing Superhero Boy [8x11]
Handwashing Poster for Children
Handwashing Poster for Teens
Handwashing Poster for Adults

Other resources

Tucson Unified School District
http://tusd1.org

Arizona Public Media
https://education.azpm.org

Many thanks to everyone on the Toolkit development team! Including Patricia Haynes, Candace Mayer, Dasy Resendiz, Maiya Block, Namoonga Mantina, Alexis Wait, Cody Welty, Joe Russo, Lynn Gerald, Joe Gerald, Velia Nunos, and graphic design from Paul Akmajian at The Center for Rural Health.

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