COVID19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Families with Teens

We have compiled a list of resources that we hope will help you and your families
through the challenges of the COVID19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.




Bay Area Parent: OK, Teens: What’s Your (Coronavirus) Plan?

CNN: Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Common Sense Media Poll: How Teens Are Coping and Connecting
in the Time of the Coronavirus

Digital event: Conversations with Common Sense: Making Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
with Dr. Lisa Damour, New York Times columnist and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, and Dr. Cara Natterson, pediatrician, go-to puberty expert, and author of The Care and Keeping of You series

Lisa Damour:

Dovetail Learning: We Are Resilient™ Centering Skills for Parents/Caregivers during COVID-19 (video webinar)

Greater Good Magazine:

The Guardian: ‘Don’t make a drama’: a survival guide for parents during family isolation

Harvard Medical School: How to talk to teens about the new coronavirus

I had no immune system for months after my bone marrow transplant. Here’s how I avoided viral illness, and how you can, too. It’s easier than you think.

Her View from Home: I Am the Mom of a Senior and I’m Savoring This Time

Johns Hopkins HUB: The Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on Adolescents

Dr. Laura Kastner: “From Chaos to Calm: Resilient Parenting in Times of Crises” Hosted by ParentMap: Access a full recording of the webinar HERE. (password: 2F!X4X5). Here are the slides from Laura’s presentation.
Expert tools to manage the pressures and opportunities of parenting during a crisis, including how to:

MSN: Fauci Warns Young Americans About Ignoring Advice on Social Distancing

MTV: For Young People, the Coronovirus is Changing More than How They Go to School

National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

New York Times:

Psychology Today: Sheltering a Teen in Place Without Losing Your Mind

Road2College: High Schoolers are Missing Milestones Because of the Coronavirus

SFGate: UCSF pediatrician talks kids and coronavirus — and says teens need to stay home

SF Dept. of Children, Youth and their Families: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protect, Prepare, Facts

SFUSD: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Families and Students

Talking to Teens: Ep. 77: Survive the QuaranTEEN!

Teen Vogue: Quarantine Fatigue and How to Safely Socialize This Summer

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Webinar: Parenting During the Pandemic: Supporting Teens, Tweens and Ourselves Through Challenging Times

WBUR (Boston Public Radio): Let Your Teens Stay Up All Night, And Other Pandemic Parenting Advice

Washington Post: Even the mellowest teens are raging against the pandemic quarantine. Here’s how to help them cope.

Weill Cornell Medical Center: Empowering and Protecting Your Family During the COVID Pandemic (video)

Wired: The Reality of Covid-19 Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard


Buzzfeed News: 12 Teens On Being Stuck At Home Because Of The Coronavirus

Matador Network: How to create structure for your kids when you’re all at home (written by a Lick-Wilmerding student)

New York Times:

Teen Panel Coordinator Holly Greenberg:
In their own words: Advice to parents from teens under shelter-in-place restrictions on how best to live in peace during the pandemic


CNN Health: A teen’s guide to managing your parents, relationships and coronavirus

Seventeen: Everything You Need to Know About Social Distancing and Why It’s So Important


NY Times: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Virtual Internship

SF Chronicle: A list of Bay Area summer camps opening in June, in-person and online

SF DCYF/ Rec and Park 2020 Summer Programs

Teen Vogue: Online Jobs for Teens, Volunteer Opportunities and Other Ways to Spend Summer 2020



Bay Area Video Coalition: Uncharted: Bay Area Teens Document Living Through COVID-19

The Decameron Project: Submit your story

Frugal Confessions: 27 Volunteer from Home Opportunities – At Home Service Projects

Good Morning America: Ways to volunteer from home and how to help food banks during coronavirus

Hoodline: ‘We got this,’ ‘stay healthy,’ ‘stay strong’: The COVID-19 crisis in San Francisco window signs

Volunteer for Hunger Free America

Be Part of Our New Global Film

NY Times: Gap Year? Do It Here

San Francisco Summer Camps

San Jose Mercury News: 2020 Bay Area Summer Camps – Virtual and In-Person

Becoma a SOVA Ambassador (SOVA: Supporting Our Valued Adolescents)


Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times

After the past few months of quarantining, social distancing, and remote learning, parents are in dire need of relief. But life isn’t back to normal. Camps are cancelled or limited, travel is restricted, and our usual summer rituals and joys are not available — or not the same.

Parenting in Place is a group of parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who feel passionate about helping families navigate these challenging times that have come together to share their best strategies and ideas for how you and your family can thrive this summer and be ready for whatever comes next. The 9-week live masterclass series starts on Wed. June 10. See the weekly event line-up with 18 parenting experts to learn more and register here for the early bird price of $29 by June 10!

Presented in partnership with Parents’ Coalition and Parenting In Place