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Advice For Coping With Isolation During The Coronavirus Crisis


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When everything from sporting events, to movies at the theater, to dinner parties with friends is suddenly cancelled, it's easy to feel down. This is particularly true for those who may already be prone to depression and anxiety. Today, we talked with two experts with advice on handling this new era of social distancing, for both adults and children.


Tara Powell, Professor of Social Work, University of Illinois 

Julia Bozarth, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Elliot Counseling Services  in Normal, Illinois 

Resources for parents when children are stuck at home: 

Day-by-day projects for kids from Scholastic  

Outdoor learning ideas for kids  

Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings 

How to talk to young people about the coronavirus: 

The National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to children about COVID-19: A parent resource guide 

Save The Children: Seven simple tips on how to talk to kids about the coronavirus 

Harvard Health Publishing: How to talk to children about the coronavirus 

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