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IU experts available to comment on talking to kids about COVID-19

March 17, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the daily routines of people across the globe, and the changes can be especially hard on children. With many schools temporarily closed in an effort to reduce the risk of community spread, kids may have lots of questions. How adults respond makes a difference. "If we react with panic and fear, they are going to react with panic and fear," Dr. Beth Trammell said. Trammell is available to discuss how to talk to kids about COVID-19. For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at 812-855-1175 or

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Parenting, teacher training, communication, behavior management, mindfulness, stress management, diversity.

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Beth Trammell is an experienced clinician who has worked with kids and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings. She engages parents and teachers in the community through online and community-based offerings, including having hard conversations with kids, making words matter about race and online book studies about the power of allowing kids to fail. (more)

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