Both schools and parents are under pressure with regards to sending children back to school. Here you can find resources for both parents and schools to help children’s health and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19, and the ripple effects their return to school on their families and communities.
Opening special needs schools safely in the context of COVID-19
Ilana Gerschlowitz is director of the Star Academy, which caters for the education needs of children on the autism spectrum or with a related disorder. She is also the author of a book called “Saving my sons - a journey with autism”. In her latest podcast, she shares key insights into safely re-opening schools that cater for children with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ilana shares ideas on which protocols to put in place and even tips on how to get special needs kids to wear a face mask. Ilana’s message is always one of hope and innovation to get through every challenge and her latest podcast is no exception.
Advice for parents on the pros and cons of remote learning in the time of COVID-19
Clinical psychologist, Candice Cowen, considers the positives and negatives of remote learning and children’s mental health in general during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explores how parents can best support their children through learning from home.
COVID-19 and maintaining mental health during and after a pregnancy
Professor Renata Schoeman explains the mental wellbeing of a pregnant woman will affect the way in which her pregnancy progresses and also impact her unborn child on many levels.
What you need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s health is of utmost importance. What does it mean to be pregnant in the time of a pandemic such as COVID-19? Professor Priya Soma-Pillay explains all that pregnant women need to know.
Keeping children and their parents mentally healthy through COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic and the global measures enforced to contain its spread have disrupting nearly every aspect of children’s lives. Clinical psychologist Joanna Kleovoulou explains the impact these dynamics have children and teenagers.
COVID-19 ‘s impact on employed parents: work remotely, manage children and maximise your productivity
Nikki Bush shares must-know tips to help every parent to manage working remotely, taking care of children’s holistic wellbeing and enforce a sense of control that will reassure children as far as possible.
Understand how to help children through COVID-19-related stress
Professor Renata Schoeman shares brilliant tips on helping children to cope with and understand the disruption brought to their lives by COVID-19 on all levels.
How to help teens manage their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond
The changes that COVID19 has brought to our lives that can cause fear, anxiety, stress and confusion for a teenager. Cassey Chambers shares tips and tools for parents around recognising that a teenager is handling too much stress, and how to help them.
Coping with a child who has autism, at home, during COVID-19
Ilana Gerschlowitz shares invaluable tips around helping a child with autism through the day, and keeping them safe and healthy through COVID-19’s disruptions.