Tender Press Books in partnership with Zero to Thrive announces the release of a children's book to help families during COVID-19.


Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E, Paige Safyer, PhD, LLMSW

Sara F. Stein, LMSW, MS, and Kate Rosenblum, PhD, ABPP, IMH-E


Illustrated by

Maja Rosenblum-Muzik

Helping children to understand the COVID-19 pandemic

Georgie and the Giant Germ

Children may struggle to understand COVID-19. In the absence of concrete explanations, in words they can understand, children can often imagine the worst, and blame themselves for the changes they are experiencing.  Georgie and The Giant Germ was developed to support caregivers and children in having conversations about the pandemic and to give children a way to express and manage their worries. 


The coloring book is available for download (at no cost!). 


We hope that you enjoy and please share, widely!

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HELPING CHILDREN WITH BIG FEELINGS (Ribaudo, Safyer & Stein)

S.A.F.E. Communication: A Resource for Parents

Young children often cannot tell us about their worries in words.  This resource  written by Ribaudo, Safyer, and Stein (2020) helps to make meaning of children's changes in behaviors and bring attention to ways that we can support their big feelings during COVID-19. 


Download the infographic below!


Many thanks to Karol Wilson for her thoughtful contribution to the SAFE document.

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SAFE COMMUNICATION (pdf)

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