Any experience in life—whether good or bad—is an opportunity to learn. That holds true for this Coronavirus threat that we are experiencing and enduring. We are all learning how to adapt to the unique situations that we find ourselves in. As always, it is up to us adults to make sure that children are learning the right lessons from the experiences that affect them.
With that in mind, Loyola Press has created a special lesson as a companion to the Growing with GOD: Safe and Sacred™ child safety and Catholic family living program. This lesson is designed to help schools and parishes provide continuity for their students and be constructively proactive no matter where children are spending their days. Likewise, it helps educators, catechists, or parents discuss the COVID-19 virus with children and teach them valuable skills. This lesson offers prevention and mitigation techniques based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and includes a faith component to remind children of God’s unconditional love for them.
We hope these resources offer your community some comfort and hope during the current situation. Please feel free to send these resources to your community. For the most current information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the CDC website.
Stay safe and healthy, my friends! And let’s help our children to do the same!