COVID-19 Resources

With schools and other youth-serving organizations closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, many Oregon children no longer have the safety net of teachers, counselors and other safe adults around them. With fewer eyes on children, there is less opportunity to recognize abuse when it’s happening and get kids the help they need. Already, the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline is seeing a significant decrease in child abuse reporting.

As responsible adults, it is up to us to help protect and support the children around us. We can be the safety net.

Everyone can play a role in keeping kids safer during these uncertain times. Here are some resources:


Recommendations for being homebound from ABC House’s Trauma Counseling Specialists:

The reality is that we are all experiencing a worldwide traumatic event and just as trauma affects us all differently so too will this event. Our children are experiencing this event as well and hear reports on the news or overhear adults talking about their concerns or worries. Children will ultimately worry as well. We strongly suggest that you give your children more support than you might usually. Click here to read more about the supportive measures you can take for the wellbeing of your children.

Child & Family Wellbeing:

Preventing Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents

The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Sex and Labor Trafficking and What you Can Do

Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka and Sam’s Questions Children’s Book (in English and Español) 

Spring Break Amid COVID: Celebrating Safely

Tip Sheet: Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief

Health Care ToolboxHelping My Child Cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19) (in English and Español)

Tips for Families with young children during the Coronavirus

Child Trends: Recommendations to support and protect children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic

Darkness to Light: Taking protective steps during the coronavirus pandemic 

Monique Burr Foundation for Children: Preventing child abuse during school breaks 

Generations United: Fact sheet for grandfamilies and multigenerational families

Digital Safety Resources:

Social Media Playbook: conversation starter tool for families

Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying

Parent Tech Talks: Age-appropriate conversations for kids and youth about online safety

Protect Young Eyes: 5 reminders while your kids are stuck at home 

NetSmartz: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s online safety education program 

Beau Biden Foundation: Internet safety and cyberbullying prevention  

ConnectSafely: A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security 

Family Online Safety Institute: An international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families 

National Cyber Security Alliance: COVID-19 Resource Library


Resources for School & Remote Learning:

Tips for Keeping Remote Students Safe

Trauma-Informed School Strategies

Guidance for Helpers in a Virtual Environment

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund response to help children adjust to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic

Wide Open School from Common Sense Media: A free online resource to support families and educators transitioning to remote learning

120 Digital Resources for Home-Schooling


If there is a child in your life that you’re worried is being harmed, please call the child abuse hotline (855-503-7233) or local law enforcement.