Resources for Parents During COVID-19

7 Simple Tips for Sheltered-in-place Parents  

1.   Turn off the TV news.
2.   Keep routines.
3.   Assure kids they are safe.
4.   Control your emotions.
5.   Model good behavior.
6.   Offer age-appropriate advice.
7.   Look, listen, then speak with hope, honesty and kindness.
Source:  Dr. Steve Sroka. with permission

Resources & the Facts–Available in multiple languages

Help reduce anxiety.  Become informed.  Use reliable resources for the facts on COVID-19

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Talking with Children About COVID-19


Resources for Children with Special Needs

If you have a child with a disability who is just entering school or changing levels, be sure to contact your district’s Special Education Director for assistance.   If you are struggling to get resources and/or services from your local school district, ask to speak with the School Social Worker in your school who can also assist you in navigating the district maze.


Are You a Potential Victim of Domestic Violence?


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Do 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