St. Jude offers several resources on COVID-19 for families, patients and clinicians. The resources include a coronavirus coloring book, activity book, information on the COVID-19 registry for clinicians and more.
Resources for Children
How to Talk to Your Child About Coronavirus and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we live, including our children. Your child may be confused or scared. You may not know what to say or how much to tell them about the disease or the pandemic. Together by St. Jude™, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to pediatric cancer patients and their families, offers information about COVID-19, including:
Tips to help you talk to your child, including learning how your child is feeling and adjusting and how to reinforce normalcy during this uncertain time.
The St. Jude School Program has developed online instructional resources for grades K-12 that are easily accessed from home. Learning guides are posted with grade-specific lessons, activities and resources.
How to Talk to Your Teenager About Coronavirus and COVID-19
Teens may feel that certain rules and risks do not apply to them. You may have noticed your teen not taking the coronavirus seriously. Keep in mind teens may be hearing misinformation from others, including friends and social media.
Talk openly and explain any incorrect information your teenager may have. Stress the importance of using proven ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus, such as hand washing and staying at home.
Help your teen learn about social distancing, how to keep up with school and identify misinformation about this new coronavirus.
Resources for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Information about COVID-19 continues to change daily, including how it affects people with cancer and survivors of cancer. Childhood cancer survivors may be at risk of a more severe illness with COVID-19. This could be due to conditions caused by the cancer treatments they had as a child.
Resources for Clinicians
The Pediatric COVID-19 U.S. Registry aims to capture the epidemiology, clinical presentation, management and outcomes associated with COVID-19 in U.S. cases age 21 and younger. The information will aid efforts to develop effective treatment and prevention, particularly for children and adolescents. Clinicians are invited to registry patients age 21 or younger who are diagnosed with pandemic virus.
Pediatric COVID-19 U.S. Registry
The Pediatric COVID-19 U.S. Registry aims to capture the epidemiology, clinical presentation, management and outcomes associated with COVID-19 in U.S. residents age 20 and younger. The information will aid efforts to develop effective treatment and prevention, particularly for children and adolescents. Clinicians are invited to register patients age 20 or younger who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
Frontline clinicians: How to navigate difficult conversations with your childen about COVID-10
It’s difficult enough as a frontline clinician to care for patients during a pandemic. But what about your children?