How can we meet these needs in the current state of things?

Websites worth exploring:

Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Telehealth Service in Infant Mental Health

Trauma Therapist: Interview with Bruce Perry, MD, PhD: Staying Emotionally Close in the Time of Covid-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to Covid-19

Supporting Children During Coronavirus (Covid19)

Early Intervention Guidance Memo

Head Start – Supporting Children and Families

Working in a Virtual World:

Class Dojo – a platform for online teaching

Tele Health/Tele play

Creative ideas:

  • Breathe in arms open then in. Animal breaths. Chi gong. Mirroring each other.
  • Intuitive drawing to classical music
  • Mirroring movements to music
  • Draw your feeling as a cartoon character . Tell the story of this feeling
  • Solution Circles (adapted): Draw fear. Circle it. Draw or write fears in small circle. Draw a bigger circle around. Draw or write what you can control and who/what can help you at this time in the big circle. Screen share “What I can/can’t control” for ideas
  • Rock Problems/Playdoh Problems
  • Tree of life
  • Show me your favorite stuffies. Introduce them to mine. They want to play and talk!
  • Stuffy role-play (parts work, gestalt, parent-child conflicts)
  • Draw your worry: give it a shape, a name. Then give it to the parent. “This is for the adults to hold”
  • Pick 3 Feelings from Kimochi chart

Videos to Screen Share

Bing Bong and Sadness
Uses: Teach parents the power of Staylistening, help kids explore sadness and empathy

Guess How She’s Feeling

Guessing emotions (4-6)

Sadness over loss Inside Out

Dancing it out to different emotions (4+)

Anger (5+)

What causes anxiety and depression

Don’t flip yo’ lid

How mindfulness empowers us

Belly breathe with Elmo

Sesame Street relax

Many Videos

Gremlin girl


Therapy Resources