More information about how to support your child's emotional wellbeing.

Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth

While fewer children and youth have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, the COVID-19 pandemic has still had a major impact on their lives. Children and youth are dealing with new challenges due to COVID-19, making them especially vulnerable to feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed.

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Healthy Children: Supporting Emotional Wellness

Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contribution can serve as a source of purpose and motivation.

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CDC developed this COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being to help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving children and young people in recognizing children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental health challenges and helping to ensure their well-being.

CDC : Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being

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The Mental Health Program Directory provides information on all programs in New York State that are operated, licensed or funded by the State Office of Mental Health (OMH). This site includes three search options: Basic Search, Advanced Search, and Full Directory. Definitions for all programs are available under the Support tab, along with directory help and information on program data collection.

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Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing