Tips and Practice Considerations During Covid-19 (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers guidance during COVID-19 and includes a discussion of coping, grief, common reactions, and ways to support children, youth, college students, and adults.  Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation are given.  The course provides information on the impact of Covid-19 on Black and Latino communities in the US.  Intimate partner violence and child abuse health concerns are also discussed.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Readings:  Tips for Survivors:  Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event; Talking with Children:  Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak; Tips for College Students:  After a Disaster or Other Trauma; Double Jeopardy:  Covid-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the US; Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During Covid-19; Virtual Recovery Resources.

Publisher:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Find the reading at:

Course Objectives: To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by exploring practice considerations for Covid-19.

Learning Objectives:  Identify symptoms of complicated or traumatic grief.  Describe common reactions during an infectious disease outbreak.  Identify tips for coping during an infectious disease outbreak.  Describe the impact of Covid-19 on the Black and Latino community.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

In order to purchase or take this course, you will need to log in. If you do not have an account, you will need to register for a free account.

After you log in, a link will appear here that will allow you to purchase this course.

1: Grief is a normal response of sorrow, heartache, and confusion that comes
2: When moving out of grief, you may start to experience
3: For most people, intense feelings of grief will lessen gradually over time, beginning to ease within ___________ of the loss.
4: With complicated or traumatic grief, your feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness may become ___________ intense over time.
5: Which of the following is a possible sign of complicated or traumatic grief?
6: They cannot understand that something bad in the world is happening but they know when their caregiver is upset.
7: They may deny their reactions to themselves and their caregivers.  They may respond with a routine "I'm okay" or even silence when they are upset.
8: The most important ways to help are to make sure children feel
9: Crying can ___________ stress and grief.
10: When helping children manage their responses to infectious disease outbreaks, which of the following is not recommended?
11: Typical reactions to a stressful situation like an infectious disease outbreak might include
12: Watching or listening to news reports 24/7 tends to __________ anxiety and worry.
13: Reaching out to ______________ is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety, depression, loneliness, and boredom during social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
14: Keeping a journal where you write down things that you are grateful for or that are going well will help to
15: For college students who are coping after a disaster or trauma, one of the most helpful things to do is to
16: Which of the following is a tip for college students who are coping after a disaster or trauma?
17: Common reactions of survivors of disasters and other traumatic events include
18: As of April 15, 2020, case data from the CDC show that in COVID-19 cases where race was specified, Blacks, who comprise 13% of the total US population, make up ___________ of COVID-19 cases.
19: People of color have __________ rates of underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and obesity compared to Whites.
20: Blacks and Latinos have ___________ access to mental health and substance-use treatment services.
21: Blacks and Latinos with mental health and substance use disorders are _________ likely to be incarcerated and homeless.
22: Public health concepts such as social distancing, flattening the curve, and self-quarantining are readily understandable across cultures.
23: In some Black and Latino communities, community-accepted first responders might be
24: There is a concern that the numbers experiencing intimate partner violence will dramatically _________ as a result of social distancing and quarantine during COVID-19.
25: Children are specifically vulnerable to abuse during COVID-19 due to

In order to purchase or take this course, you will need to log in. If you do not have an account, you will need to register for a free account.

After you log in, a link will appear here that will allow you to purchase this course.


Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.