Youth and Covid-19

We know that parenting during the Covid-19 can be stressful. We found some links that may be helpful for you and your children during this trying time.

Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety during COVID 19 (Free Webinar)
Feeling stressed and anxious during this unusual time of school closing, social distancing and canceled school events? Not sure what to say or how to help your teen cope? You are not alone. Join us as Dr. Tanya Stockhammer, Clinical Psychologist, will explain the positives and unhelpful components of anxiety, what happens to our teens during high anxiety, tips to help with discussions about the crisis and how to help them deal with their emotions.

The Mental Hygiene Division of Oswego County has shared some videos that might be helpful for yourself and your children. Try one of these relaxation videos.


5 Ways to Wellbeing at a time of Social Distancing
Lucy Stevens provides insight on how to look after yourself and others during the Coronavirus crisis.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandemic
The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.

5 Ways to Deal with Anxiety
Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Here are 5 ways to help manage them.

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19)
6 Strategies for teens facing a new normal.

Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus? 
Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Learn about the signs of stress and tips on how to relieve stress.

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
Find a variety of activities for your children that may include screen time or limited supplies.

Covid-19 and Youth Mental Health
Feeling sad, stressed or angry while coping with Covid-19 is normal. It's not only the fear and anxiety about the coronavirus disease, but also being away from school, friends and relatives. Adjusting to new ways of learning and working is hard. But guess what? You are not alone. Discover the stories, illustrations and messages of support shared by the Voices of Youth community around the world trying to adapt to this new (temporary) normal. And share yours!  We are in this together.

For current information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the
Oswego County Health Department website.

Oswego City-County Youth Bureau/Parks and Recreation 
70 Bunner St. 
Oswego, NY 13126