With the hope that some of these resources may be useful to you in these challenging times, I’m sharing this email from Dave Offensend, EDC’s President, about a website my colleagues have created.
The crisis that faces our global community today is unparalleled in the way it is affecting everyone around the world—individuals, communities, and nations alike. Like all of you, we at EDC are watching the rapidly changing developments related to the spread of COVID-19 with concern. However, we’re also thinking about what we can do to help. With 61 years of working with teachers, parents, and health care professionals, EDC is offering some practical assistance.
Many of you are searching for answers to difficult questions, such as “How can I help my child continue to learn while school is out?” or “How can I take care of my own mental health right now?” or even “How do I teach online if I haven’t done so before?”
Our webpage Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis contains links to many EDC health and education resources for parents, teachers, and others who may be searching for answers to these and other questions. They include information such as helping children and adults cope with anxiety, staying connected for work and learning in a virtual world, and activities to keep children engaged at home. The page will be continually updated with new information and resources, so please revisit often.
As we move forward in these uncertain times, we at EDC hope that all of you remain safe and well.
President and CEO