Pediatric Psychology Resource Bank

Bryan D. Carter, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine & Katherine Schwartzkopf, Psy.D., Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine Website Managers; Website sponsored by APA Division 54 Peds Consultation-Liaison SIG



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With the onset of the lifestyle changes and restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in March of 2020, pediatric psychologists all over the country and world have had to re-tool their practices to address the needs of patients and families in a safe and effective manner, as well as addressing the unique stressors from the pandemic that are impacting our youth and their families. This page has been created to serve as a place to post resources specific to meeting these needs as we all try to adjust to the ever-changing health care dynamics presented by this unprecedented crisis.

Health Care Toolbox - Covid-19

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The Covid-19 Exposure and Family Impact Scale (CEFIS; Kazak et al.) is a measure of family exposure and impact to COVID-19 (CEFIS) that includes an adolescent and young adult version (see link below). A manuscript addressing the factor structure and psychometrics of the CEFIS is under editorial review at the time of this posting (02/02/2021). Also below is a link to other COVID child and family resources from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, available in both English and Spanish.

This link takes you directly to the CEFIS page:

This link takes you to the COVID Resources for Healthcare Staff page:

UCLA Brief COVID-19 Screen for Child/Adolescent PTSD

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The UCLA Brief COVID-19 Screen for Child/Adolescent PTSD is available at no cost to facilitate PTSD risk screening and triage to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children, adolescents, and their families.This tool is designed for use by professionals across a range of child serving systems, including behavioral health, primary care, pediatrics, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice, and residential care. It includes an initial set of questions about types of exposure to the pandemic, (e.g., Have you or someone close to you become very sick or been in the hospital because of this illness? Has anyone close to you died because of this illness? Does someone close to you work around people who might have this illness?). There are also questions designed specifically for children/adolescents in military families. The pandemic exposure questions are followed by an 11-item set of validated questions about the frequency of PTSD symptoms in the past month. The score sheet provides an algorithm for determining the need for ongoing monitoring or a full PTSD assessment, and, if indicated, evidence-based trauma-focused treatment. The UCLA Brief COVID-19 Screen for Child/Adolescent PTSD is available in English and Spanish.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Families

Helping Families Adapt to Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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This is a website developed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Filigno) providing resources to help parents and families respond to the disruptions of school, work, travel, and every other aspect of life caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Children and Adolescents 

A Kids Guide to Growing Friendships During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Social Stories for Children

Chronic Pain and Covid

Managing Anxiety and Return to School - This is a link to an Instagram posting from the Pain SIG Clinical Committee providing supportive resources to ease the return to school during the pandemic for children and adolescents with chronic pain. (Katie Birnie, PhD RPsych; Calgary Children's Hospital and Div54 Pain SIG)

Diversity and COVID19

  • Immigrant Families
  1.      DACA-COVID19 Mental Health Guide for Providers
  2.      Resources by State 


Explaining COVID19

Parent Tips for COVID19