covid 19 - children, youth and young adults
Standing up to stigmas.
We cannot allow the COVID-19 to serve as a vehicle for racism or xenophobia. Help avoid discrimination and stigma around coronavirus.
Check these illustrations, sparks and stories submitted by Voices of Youth contributors around the world to spread kindness and support each other.
You can also share your messages of support, comics or poems against stigma and discrimination with the hashtag #voicesofyouth. Or submit your content through our website.
Be safe, be kind.
CoVid Coloring Book for Download.
Unlike any cartoon villain of yore, the orb-shaped title character of a new children’s coloring book seemingly floats across the pages wearing a menacing sneer, a suit of spikes and, strangely enough, a crown.
But the crown has special import. As readers learn, crown is another word for “corona.” As in coronavirus.
Mindful that patients and other kids are hearing scary-sounding news about the coronavirus, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has created a coloring book intended to help give them a better understanding of the infectious agent behind the pandemic.
Young Adult Safety.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to grow, public health officials warn that people of all ages can be affected by the virus — including young people — and urge everyone to follow social distancing precautions.
The World Health Organization says the coronavirus could put young adults — not just older populations — in the hospital for weeks or even cause death, and recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant percentage of people between ages 20 and 54 have been hospitalized.
Helping Children Cope.
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better.
Voices of Youth (for Youth).
Feeling sad, stressed or angry while coping with COVID-19 is normal. It's not only the fear and anxiety about the coronavirus disease but also being away from schools, friends and relatives. Adjusting to new ways of learning and working is hard. But guess what? You are not alone.
Discover the stories, illustrations and messages of support shared by the Voices of Youth community around the world trying to adapt to this new (temporary) normal. And share yours!
We are in this together.