Coronavirus Webinar

As a community, we are in the midst of an incredibly stressful time, full of changes, uncertainty, and strong emotions. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, the clinicians of the CARD Child Program are please to share these resources for families.



In the best of times, parenting can be difficult, but parenting during a pandemic presents a whole new set of challenges. With this in mind, we’ve put together this webinar, Parenting During COVID-19: A Guide to Managing (Child) Anxiety, to provide parents and other caregivers tools to help support child emotional health and well-being during this period of coronavirus-related social distancing and beyond. Join us as we discuss strategies for reducing child (and parent!) anxiety.

We encourage you to view the webinar as a whole, but we recognize that time is at a premium for many, so we have divided the webinar into three stand alone segments. After a brief introduction provided by Rachel Merson, Child CARD’s Clinical Director, part one, led by Alex Keller, focuses on understanding emotions and engaging in values-based positive behaviors. Part two, led by Hillary Ditmars, focuses on responding to worry and developing more helpful, balanced thoughts. Part three, also led by Alex Keller, focuses on general tips for caregivers that are helpful for responding to child anxiety and distress in the moment. Audio files and a PDF copy of the presentation are also available if you want to listen on the go or refer back to any of the information later.

Thank you so much!

Webinar Video and Link

Webinar Audio Only Files



PART ONE: Emotions and Values Based Behaviors


PART TWO: Managing Worries and Developing More Balanced Thoughts


PART THREE: Helpful Parenting Strategies


Webinar Slides

Parenting During COVID-19 Slides