COVID-19 - Talking to children about the virus

COVID-19 - Talking to children and young people about COVID-19

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The uncertainty that COVID-19 has bought to many families and churches mean that this is a time where it is more important than ever to actively listening to and respond to children’s questions and concerns about Coronavirus.

Here are some resources that focus on considering the needs of children and how we communicate with them in these challenging times.

Other resources

  • The Australian Government Department of Health website now hosts a COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Library   “Access to reputable information about COVID-19, including in community languages, is vital. A multilingual resource library focused on COVID-19 has been created providing information in 18 languages from health authorities at Federal, State and Global levels. This hub page is being updated as new information is provided and translated. This information when used in conjunction with www.health.gov.au may be useful to you and your clients for current, reputable in-language information and advice”.  Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner.

Crisis support services still active at time of writing:

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