COVID-19 Resources Specific to School Social Workers


“It Takes a Team:  The Important Role of School Social Workers,
Especially During COVID-19”
 

Article written by the New York State School Social Workers’ Association,   August 7, 2020 (Click title)
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SSWAA Resources:


General:


Mental Health During COVID-19

  • Click Here for page of  Mental Health Resources.

 


Referral Forms/Questionnaires/Feedback/Needs Assessment

  • Student Self Report K-12 Example     Example modules created  by Rami Benbenisthy, Ron Avi Astor and Kate Watson, PhD. Student at UCLA, to help schools gather needed information from students surrounding the COVID19 situation.     Source:  Ron Astor. UCLA
  • Parent Questionnaire Example   Example modules created  by Rami Benbenisthy, Ron Avi Astor and Kate   Watson, PhD. Student at UCLA, to help schools gather needed information from  parents surrounding the COVID19 situation.     Source:  Ron Astor. UCLA
  • Teachers K-12 Questionnaire Example      Example modules created  by Rami Benbenisthy, Ron Avi Astor and Kate   Watson, PhD. Student at UCLA, to help schools gather needed information from educators surrounding the COVID19 situation.     Source:  Ron Astor. UCLA

Self Care:


Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources:


Social Skills:


Teens:


TV Coverage of NY School Social Work Services

“Western New York school social workers helping students cope through virtual meetings, counseling sessions”    Source:  April 2, 2020 WGTC-Channel 2, Buffalo, New York


Many School Social Workers are assisting school districts in providing food/meals to students and families.      Governor Cuomo has highlighted the food insecurity needs at a state level and is asking for assistance.  You and others can help by donating directly to “Feeding New York State”.  This link will also connect you to sources of food in your area to assist families.

Let us know how you are providing services during this pandemic—send pictures too!


helplineDo You Need Help?

National Domestic Violence Hotline. Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in over 170 languages. All calls are confidential and anonymous.

CRISIS TEXT LINE can be reached by texting HOME to 741741 and via Facebook Messenger from the organization’s website.  “The ingredients for an increase in intimate partner violence are clear. Survivors are more isolated, their abusive partners are under more stress, and the options for escape have become more limited amid the outbreak.” (Axios)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.  Our texting service also is available to Spanish speakers. Text “Hablanos” to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support. TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517”

Call a Suicide Lifeline:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Prevention Center Hotline:  1-877-7-CRISIS or 1-877-727-4747
Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741
Trevor Lifeline – LGBTQ 1-866-488-7386
Teen Line 1-800-TLC-TEEN or 1-800-852-8336
Veterans & Military Families 1-800-273-8255 Press 1


Response Resources:  NYSSSWA Membership Dollars At Work

The New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) is the only professional association dedicated solely to the visibility and viability of School Social Workers in New York State.   Members are essential to our ability to support you and our profession.  If you are not a member, join us today so we can continue to provide advocacy and services on your behalf.

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