Resources for Addressing COVID-19
(from a variety of perspectives)
Contributing organizations have shared resources that might be helpful to Society members and their constituency school districts and families. Other state specific resources will be coming soon and can be found in the Members Only section of the Web site.
Contact: Marisa Paipongna
The Afterschool Alliance has a suite of resources available on the website, ranging from resources for virtual learning, community well-being, supporting essential workers, policy and more! (http://afterschoolalliance.org/covid/).
Alliance for Healthier Generation
Contact: Kathleen Satterley
Alliance for a Healthier Generation has an extensive database of internally-vetted resources for physical education, physical activity, nutrition, family engagement (https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/covid-19).
American Academy of Pediatrics
Contact: Stephanie Domain
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Return to In-person Education in Schools (https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/).
American Occupational Therapy Association
Contact: Claudette Fette
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has a state-by-state regulatory landscape resource if that might be helpful (https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/State/telehealth/state-actions-affecting-occupational-therapy-in-response-to-covid-19.pdf).
American School Health Association
Contact: Jeanie Alter
The American School Health Association (ASHA) held a free virtual mini-conference devoted to COVID-19 and returning to school. The conference recordings and resources can be accessed free at https://asha7-13webinar.heysummit.com/replays/.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Contact: Ioana Ungureanu
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has been working on a lot of COVID-19 resources for state health agencies. Some of them have been around ACEs. It also is working on a resource related to protective factors (https://www.astho.org/COVID-19/Preventing-ACEs-During-Pandemic/).
CATCH My Breath Student Learning Project
Contact: Abby Rose
The Catch My Breath Student Learning Project provides families with free and easy access to several of CATCH’s evidence-based health, nutrition, physical education, and home education materials. The free health education resources are organized into three sections: physical activities, activity breaks, and family health and nutrition (https://www.catch.org/pages/health-at-home).
Center for School Mental Health
Contact: Nancy Lever
The Center for School Mental Health has compiled resources related to mental health in schools during COVID-19 (http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/COVID-19/). The National Center for School Mental Health and the School Based Health Alliance has hosted webinars with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the Education Development Center on Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention during COVID-19: What School based staff need to know.
Children’s National Hospital
Contact: Mareesha Walker
Children's National Hospital partnered with Everfi and OSSE to develop a mental health curriculum for middle school students. Children’s National Hospital also has COVID-19 resources on their Rise and Shine Blog (https://everfi.com/k-12/parent-remote-learning/ and https://riseandshine.childrensnational.org/talking-to-kids-about-covid-19/).
Contact: Jamie Sparks, John Henry Ledworth
ETR shares information about several resources that are beneficial to the HPE community and the Society.
Grants Weekly Newsletter – YOUTH TODAY
Contact: Identified with specific grant information
It would be helpful to each Society member to sign-up for the YOUTH TODAY newsletter. This publication provides information about grants available to state and local groups. Some are specifically related COVID Crises Grants (http://us7.forward-to-friend.com/forward/show?u=8fd8a707b2bd8858530346479&id=105aa1f07b).Healthy Schools Network
Contact: Susan Goekler
Healthy Schools Network has compiled lists of resources related to preparing now for an eventual return to school (http://www.healthyschools.org/National-Healthy-Schools-Day/Plan-Your-Activity).
Contact: Michael Dove
The JUST RUN school-based program also has a home school (shelter in place) option for parents. This is a nationally-recognized program through Running USA and also was awarded Best Youth Program Award by the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (http://www.justrun.org/).
The National Institutes of Health issued a news release on January 24, 2022 on “Social connectedness, sleep, and physical activity associated with better mental health among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Longitudinal survey data of more than 3,000 adolescents ages 11-14 recorded before and during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 found that supportive relationships with family and friends and healthy behaviors, like engaging in physical activity and better sleep, appeared to shield against the harmful effects of the pandemic on adolescents' mental health. Get the full news release here.Puberty: The Wonder Years
Contact: Wendy Sellers
Puberty: The Wonder Years shares free information and resources to individuals on its email list to support adults and families who are teaching puberty education in virtual or home schooling situations. The curriculum includes digital family engagement resources and student worksheets to make it easier to teach via distance learning. The following supports are available for teaching puberty education via distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic:
Society for Public Health Education
Contact: Jordan Buckley
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) held its Annual Conference virtually. It focused on what is going on in the field for health educators. The school health portfolio continues to evolve in an online portfolio, so the webinar series is available on-demand (https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/coronavirus-covid-19/).
U.S. Center for SafeSport
Contact: Shellie Pfohl
U.S. Center for SafeSport has prepared a document on “Keeping Your Kids Safe Online During COVID-19” (https://uscenterforsafesport.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SS_Digital-Safety-Flyer-041620.pdf).
Contact: Michelle Lombardo
The Organ Wise Guys has all of its content up and running with schools using The OrganWise Guys Digital Platform as a part of the hybrid/distance learning. This also includes ‘handwashing’ content. The following link provides free access to the Demo Level of the program. https://digital.organwiseguys.com/
Youth MOVE National
Contact: Johanna Bergan
Youth MOVE National is publishing a series of blog posts responding to COVID 19 that may be of interest. Chapter leaders contribute to this open source document of a list of resources that are specific to helping young people stay healthy and well during the pandemic - it is added to everyday and people respond very positively to it: (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xHPmJXBsjxbZYKRerjz3nUmhB7gT_cCUkVf2xPPUATg/edit).