COVID-Related Resources for Parenting Educators


I’ll start by sharing the link to the great webinar NPEN had on this very topic, for members only:

Center for Resilient Children

I’ve attended several free professional development webinars about resilience (for parents, for staff, for professionals who work with parents, etc.) For current list, go to:

The Learning Guild

There was also an online training on how to do online learning that’s over, but there’s a recording of it and other resources (including videos and handouts) on this page:

From the NCFR/CFLE listerv:

Advancing Family Science Section Blog, Moving Your Face-to-Face Course Online:

University of Minnesota Extension has a collective webpage that was started for their work around COVID-19 where you will find parenting, food and income loss content from the Center for Family Development.

University of Rhode Island Human Development and Family Studies’ child development center teachers are sending home videos of teachers doing meeting time, singing, and doing activities. You might get some ideas!

LGBTQ COVID-19 resources for support, teaching, and learning:

Attachment Parenting International

Attachment Parenting International has these blog posts on COVID-19 about working from home with children, identifying and addressing anxiety and stress by children’s ages, helping children cope and more.

All of API’s podcasts on API Live on topics ranging from sibling conflict and power struggles to playful parenting, mindfulness, birth, caregiving, separation anxiety, and much more are available free of charge.

Providing to parents ongoing API Warmline support at or 615-398-4720, and resource, training and online tech support to local parent group leaders.

API local support groups ( are always free of charge and group leader training ( is always free of charge, as are resources.

Parents Toolshop® and Foster Parents Toolshop®

Parents Toolshop® and Foster Parents Toolshop® are offering FREE monthly Parents Tool Talk® webinars (2nd and 4th Tuesdays at noon) until the pandemic ends. They are open forums that provide support; practical tips and resources; and personalized coaching and training.

The 2nd week we’ll focus on the issues all parents are facing during this challenging time. The 4th week, we’ll focus on parenting children who have special needs and/or a trauma history. Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, author of The Parent’s Toolshop®, and Emily Ragland MR, owner of communiTEAM will co-facilitate the webinars.

For more info and to register, go to the Facebook event links:
~ Parents Toolshop® Facebook Events (for ALL parents):
~ Foster-Adoptive Parents Toolshop® Facebook events (for trauma-informed parenting & parents of special needs):

Peace At Home Parenting Here are the lists of all of our available live and recorded classes: And here are our amazing teachers: Thanks to everyone who has kept this important forum alive!

I’d recommend this guide about Parental Controls for Kids on Devices as an additional reference to help parents especially at this time when kids stay at home with longer screen times.

The Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has several COVID specific bonus episodes on our feed as well as an entire season focused on self-care in parenting. You can find our page at

We have audio podcast on any podcast app, video podcast found on Facebook or our webpage, a blog (several posts this spring focused on COVID) & website with parenting resources. We also do a FB Live about once a month.

For resources to use during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our Finding Answers Now page (

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