COVID-19 Resources

COVID- 19 Resources
for Infant and Early Childhood Professionals

Resources for Parents:

From our colleagues at Zero to Thrive: 



  • Inspire Action for Social Change also has Resources & Support for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs- Click HERE.
  • 10 COVID-19 Emotions You’re Not the Only One Having – Click HERE
  • The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need – Click HERE
  • FAQs about Custody and Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Outbreak – Click HERE
  • Dr. Stephanie Grant designed a video to help support parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic & provide direction on how they can in turn support their children. Attention is given to how this time may be experienced as a traumatizing event & how they can best foster resilience.- Click HERE

Virtual books to share with young children (either printed or virtually by “sharing a screen”):

  • Tender Press has released a new story and coloring book, “Georgie and the Giant Germ”, to support caregivers and children in having conversations about COVID-19. Co-authored by our own MI-AIMH members: Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E®, Dr. Paige Safyer, Sara Stein, LMSW, MA, and Dr. Kate Rosenblum (and illustrated by Kate’s amazing 12 yo daughter, Maja!), the interactive story gives children a way to express and manage their worries. Available for download by parents and others at:
  • Oyster and Butterfly: Book for preschoolers that incorporates EMDR strategies – Click HERE
  • COVIBOOK: Supporting and reassuring children around the world (available in many languages) – Click HERE

Video Clips to share with young children:

  • Youtube video that uses the voice of a young child: Click HERE
  • has a fun little video to explain the pandemic: Click HERE
  • Super hero’s stay at home video: Click HERE
  • MI-AIMH Member, Dr. Stephanie Grant, IMH-E® created a short clip “Helping Children Understand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)”: Click HERE 
  • Time to Come In, Bear: Click HERE

Resources for IECMH Professionals:

  • A resource co-developed by the Alliance, Zero to Thrive (at the University of Michigan), MI-AIMH, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, and Starfish related to delivering IMH services via Telehealth:
  • In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Infant Mental Health Journal is releasing articles relevant to supporting early development in times of crisis freely available here.”
  • A letter to therapists during COVID-19: Click HERE


  • Reflective practice in uncertain times: How you are is as important as what you do – Click HERE
  • A Metro Detroit Psychologist’s Guide To Sanity In The COVID Crisis – Click HERE
  • “Reflective Consultation With Groups via Virtual Technology: What Is Best Practice? – Click HERE



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