Message from Arizona ACEs Consortium

The Board of Directors of the Arizona ACEs Consortium is grateful for you healthcare professionals, first responders, and direct service providers who are on the frontline of Arizona’s efforts to prevent, detect, and treat the COVID-19 virus.  We want to support you and everyone feeling the burden of this pandemic with curated resources to help you, your families, and your communities stay regulated to stay healthy.

We are launching this section with resources for self-care and for children. We will be adding additional resources in the coming days and weeks.

We hope to instill in everyone the understanding that social distancing does not have to weaken our protective relationships, that simple recommendations like handwashing and good respiratory hygiene should not make us feel helpless, and that self-care is necessary for us to care for others.

Listen to our Board Chair, Brad Snyder, talk about our repsonse to COVID-19 on KJZZ here.

Self-Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety-CDC


Guide to helping families cope-National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With COVID-19–National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Tips for families- Zero To Three


Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks- SAMHSA


Self-Care in Time of COVID-19- Child Mind Institute


Parenting with ACES: Trauma-Informed Resources Available During the Covid-19 Quarantine- ACES Connection


A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19: 8 Strategies to Keep Children Healthy and Happy Early Learning Nation


How Mindfulness can help during Covid-19- Child Mind Institute

Fostering Resiliency in Children and Diminishing Trauma During the COVID-19 Crisis

Creative programming for creative times- Free Arts

Transforming COVID-19 into a positive experience for our children- ACES Connection

Ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators and caregivers-Early Childhood Investigations

Sesame Street in Communities builds on their almost 50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs. Their time-tested research model and thorough testing with families and providers ensures that these resources have a measurable impact in the lives of parents and children.

Resources on stress resilience- Center on the Developing Child

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children- CDC  


What Coronavirus is: Video from BrainPOP

Resources for supporting children’s emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandemic- Child Trends

Helping Children Cope with COVID-19 Uncertainty- Harvard Graduate School of Education

How to Cope with Disrupted Family Routines during Covid-19-Autism Speaks

Resources for Families during the Coronavirus pandemic- Common Sense Media

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19: 8 Strategies to Keep Children Healthy and Happy- Early Learning Nation

Talking to Children about Covid-19 a parent resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Parenting during Covid-19 Crisis- SAMHSA

National Child Trauma Stress Network Resource Fact Sheet

Supporting kids during the Covid-19 crisis- Child Mind Institute

Supporting Teens and Young Adults during Coronavirus Crisis- Child Mind Institute

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks- SAMHSA

COVID-19 Anxiety for Kids

Coloring book

Top Tips Triple P Uncertain Times


Consejos Claves Para Padres Y Cuidadores en Tiempos Inciertos


April Weekly Webinars

Weekly webinars on building resilience and effects of childhood trauma – Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Online Learning Resources


AZ PBS has created resources to expand learning and family engagement with our At-Home Learning on-air programming. These resources will be updated every week to provide a new curriculum for your at-home learners.


Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home- Common Sense Media


National Center for Families Learning- Online learning

Free Resources, FAQ for Families Educating at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic- National School Choice Week




2-1-1 Arizona is an information and referral service which transforms lives by linking individuals and families to vital services throughout the state, including food, rental, and utility assistance, along with other forms of aid. The new line operates 12 hours daily, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week.


The Birth to Five Helpline is a free service available to all Arizona families with young children, as well as parents-to-be, with questions or concerns about their infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Call to speak with an early childhood specialist, on duty Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can also leave a voicemail or submit your question online anytime.


DES Services and links for financial assistance

The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) and the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) have prepared a report with guidance on potential modifications that may be necessary to effectively support young people and families participating in Wraparound during COVID-19, while also adhering to public health and safety standards. The document also summarizes several federal measures designed to facilitate access to virtual care that may be helpful.

Historical Trauma and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ep.7 – Racial Health Inequities of COVID-19 [A Better Normal Series]

Ep.13 – Racial Health Disparities During COVID-19 Part II [A Better Normal Series]

Thinking About Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts Through a Science-Informed, Early Childhood Lens


How Historical Trauma And Structural Inequality Help Spread COVID-19 

COVID-19’s Devastation in Black Communities Began Long Ago 

Mayo Clinic- African American COVID-19 Town Hall April 28, 2020

Mayo Clinic: African American COVID-19 Town Hall Questions & Answers

Native Governance Center


COVID-19’s Devastating Impact On African Americans

In-Home Family Resource Guide