MINNEAPOLIS, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Headwaters Relief Organization created "When We All Stayed Home," a coloring book, to support families and children coping with the uncertainties of a world with the coronavirus. The book explains COVID-19 to children and their families and helps them identify normal emotional responses and process their feelings about what they are experiencing, whether children are still at home or are transitioning back to more normal activities. Each coloring book is $5.00 and provides one book to the purchaser and an additional book to a child in need.
As children engage in the book, COVID-19 is explained in the story. The book also includes tips for adults on communication with children about the coronavirus; common questions children may have; skills to teach children to protect themselves; common reactions children have to stress; supportive ideas for adults providing homeschooling and supportive strategies for self-care for those providing homeschooling.
"When we are facing unprecedented times, it is hard on everyone, but especially children," said Headwaters Medical Director Dr. Roshan Khatri. "Through this coloring book, we are teaching children about COVID-19 by intertwining education with creativity; giving the children a place to learn and express themselves. Plus, this coloring book doubles as a guide for parents to help them navigate these uncertain times with ease, patience, and understanding."
Order the color book or donate here.
Headwaters Relief Organization, a nonprofit, has been working in disaster preparedness, relief and recovery for more than 15 years locally, nationally and internationally.
Headwaters has published various award-winning children's books. These books were designed to help children in response to disasters in Haiti, the Philippines, West Africa, Nepal, Puerto Rico, as well as a book for refugee children from multiple countries and a book on preventing human trafficking.
About Headwaters Relief Organization
Headwaters Relief Organization is a member of InterAction, a national non-governmental organization (NGO) working toward global change that provides disaster relief. Headwaters started in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina and has since expanded to become an international organization following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Headwaters provides public health, psychosocial and medical support as well as disaster debris clean-up and re-building in partnership with other organizations. For more information, visit headwatersrelief.org.
SOURCE Headwaters Relief Organization