Talking with your Children about the Coronavirus

During times of stress and adverse events in our world, it is necessary to keep our children in mind.  They hear, see, and feel everything and things that cannot be controlled, like the Coronavirus (COVID-19), create a lot of anxiety and tension, not just for us adults but for our children.


Below are wonderful resources on how to speak with children about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   


*For families in Phildadelpiha and it's surrounding suburbs, I wanted to share this from Troy  Brindle, from Springfield Psychological:

Springfield Psychological is now providing Telehealth Services for both outpatient therapy and medication management to support new and existing patients from the comfort of your own home during the Coronavirus outbreak. Telehealth services are now covered by most major commercial insurances and can be benefit all age ranges. By providing Telehealth services, we will be reinforcing physical distancing and limiting further risk of infection while supporting healthy emotional and social connectivity. 

Our office locations remain open and our team of dedicated professionals hope to continue to provide ongoing access to treatment, peace of mind and emotional support to assist you and your loved ones during this unprecedented pandemic. To learn more about our Telehealth Services please contact our office directly 610-544-2110 x 2 or visit our website

Troy L. Brindle, LCSW

Vice-President &

Sr. Director of BHI Services/Business Development

Springfield Psychological

1489 Baltimore Pike, Suite 250

Springfield, PA  19064

O: 610-544-2110

C: 267-716-7862

F: 610-604-9510

Offices also in Exton, Havertown, King of Prussia, North Wales, Philadelphia, Sinking Spring & West Chester


*Also below is an update from Office of Behavioral Health: 

COVID-19 updates as of March 13

On March 11, we shared the following email. Thank you to the over 100 providers that have responded with your emergency preparedness status and contact information. For those providers that haven’t had a chance to respond to the survey as of yet, please complete the survey here, by close of business on March 16.

During this pandemic, we are receiving numerous questions on a daily basis as you can imagine. In our effort to communicate as directly as possible with our provider community we have advanced our communications plans as follows.

First, this memo outlines our advocacy efforts underway at the state level.

Second, effective March 16, we will start to share a daily provider update that can be found here. This update will be posted at about 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the foreseeable future.

Third, over the past 48 hours we have received several notices related to temporary business closures and other business interruptions. For future provider notifications to Magellan related to COVID-19 business interruptions, we request that your office send an email to and your updates will be included in the future daily updates on a rolling basis. Starting on March 16 and moving forward, we will start listing the notices we have received by 10 a.m. of that day.

Should you have any further questions related to provider services, please contact our representatives below:

  • Bucks/Montgomery Counties: 1-877-769-9779
  • Cambria County: 1-800-424-3711
  • Delaware County: 1-800-686-1356
  • Lehigh/Northampton Counties: 1-866-780-3368

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Kindly remember, that children respond to cues from the adults in their lives.  Please be mindful of media exposure to children, create a normalcy as close to what they are use to living, and get out in the sunshine -while still practicing safe distance. 

Be Kind, Be Well

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