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COVID-19 Info in Other Languages

COVID-19 Info in Other Languages

New resources added during the week of August 24-31, 2020. Note: A date in parentheses means the publication date of that resource, not the date we posted it here. This is to let you see at a glance how current the information is.

Updated as of August 31, 2020

This page of resources is part of CPIR’s Coronavirus Suite of information. This page identifies available resources explaining COVID-19 in other languages.  May these prove helpful to Parent Centers with diverse language populations and the families they serve.


Basic Facts about COVID-19 in Other Languages or Formats

Information from the CDC
(Available in English, simplified Chinese, and Spanish)
Among the many dozen of resources on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are two that Parent Centers may wish to share with families: (1) What you need to know; and (2) What to do if you are sick.

What Is COVID-19? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?
From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Available online in HTML and PDF in English, Spanish, and (most recently) in Portuguese!

Basic Facts about COVID-19 in Many Languages
(posted April 1, 2020) | This amazing number of translated health information about the coronavirus is available at Hesperian–18, in fact: Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Filipino, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Laotian, Persian, Portuguese, Shona, Sindhi, Spanish, Swahili, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

From Washington State, fact sheets on the virus
(Available in English, Amharic, Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese)

Plain language info about COVID-19, by and for people with disabilities
Simple wording, lots of graphics illustrating key points and important protective things to know.

COVID-19 Information in Different Languages, with Videos
(Available in Spanish, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic)
Brief info about the coronavirus, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself and find help. Includes videos!

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Talking to Children about COVID-19 | Other Language Resources

Fighting the Big Virus Children’s Book
(Also available in Spanish, simplified Chinese, Finnish, Portuguese, and Mandarin)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network developed this children’s book, to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings about COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. A caregiver guide is available in the back of the book that provides ways parents can use the story with their children.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 | A Parent Resource
(Available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, and Korean)
Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events such as COVID-19. They need calmly delivered, factual information that’s age appropriate, with concrete instruction about positive preventive measures. This guidance comes from the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists.

How to Ask What Kids Are Feeling
(May 2020) | (Available in Spanish) | From the Child Mind Institute, here are suggested ways to get insight into how your kids are handling stressful times.

Supporting Families During the Pandemic | Multiple Resources from the Pyramid Model
(May 21, 2020) | The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations offers quite an array of helpful tip sheets for families with young children, all of which are available in English and Spanish. These include:

How to Find a Telehealth Provider for Your Child
(May 2020) | (Available in Spanish) | Strategies for parents seeking remote mental health treatment.

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(Available in English and Spanish) | Check out these 4 resources available at (1) How to talk about coronavirus with kids; (2) School closings and special education; (3) Activities to keep kids busy at home; and (4) Disability issues at work. The same tips and updates are available in Spanish.

Supporting Families with PBIS at Home
(Available in English and Spanish) | Families and caregivers should consider using PBIS in their homes on a daily basis. It is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines – events like worldwide health pandemics. This practice brief provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support their students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.

How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak
(Available in English, Spanish, and most recently in Portuguese) | Even during this uncertain time, it’s a sure thing that our children are still learning, growing, and developing. Everyone can help support a child’s healthy development (and it may even help relieve your stress!). Just a few minutes, and some simple, free activities can make a difference. From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

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Schooling at Home | Other Language Resources

Explaining in graphic form DOE’s guidance on providing services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak
(Available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Haitian-Creole) | Thank you, Family Network on Disabilities, for this fine work!

Infographic and Sample Agenda: Participating in Virtual IEP Meetings
(Available in English and Spanish) | Two separate resources: (a) a 1-page infographic that offers suggestions for how to prepare for a virtual meeting (especially an IEP meeting), technology tips, and tips on participation during the meeting; and (b) a 1-page sample agenda for such a meeting, including possible roles that team members can play, 6 topics to cover during the meeting, and how much time to devote to a topic.

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
(Available in English and Spanish) Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.

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Would you like to visit another section of the Coronavirus Suite?

Back to the Suite’s Landing Page

Coronavirus Guidance from the Federal Government

COVID-19 Info in Other Languages (you’re already here)

Telecommuting Technology and Tips

Schooling at Home

Coping with COVID-19 for Adults and for Children

Info for Non-Profits

Planning for When Workplaces and Schools Reopen

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources