Newtown Youth and Family Services

Children & Teens

Talk it Out Line: 800-258-5011
Helping parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increases needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it builds up, talk it out.
Sponsored by the State of Connecticut

Talking With Children:
Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
By: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
Tips for parents with older children at home
By: Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute

Supporting Families During COVID-19 - Child Mind Institute
Offering Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians (10am and 4.30pm) &
Phone consultations for follow-up about Facebook Live events and other questions about the best way to manage kids at home

Simple Activites for Children and Adolescents

  • Activities for children and adolescents with no screen time
  • Activities with no screen time that require limited supplies
  • Activities that involve screen time
  • Activities that are calming or for quiet time