Support Resources for Dealing with COVID-19
Below you will find a list of resources to help parents, students, and community members manage the stress and deal with the changes that we face as a result of COVID-19.
Support Resources for COVID-19
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. With our Anonymous Reporting System, it’s easy and completely confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
HOW DOES IT WORK
» Submit an anonymous tip 24/7 through the website, app or by phone
» Receive a Report ID and Password if you would like to follow-up on your report
Empathy and Well-being During COVID-19
Episode 1, embedded below, features Dr. Dana Griffin, an Associate Professor in the UNC School of Education, as she discusses coping with remote learning, social distancing, and the social shockwaves created by COVID-19. Click here to listen.
How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus
PBS for Kids for Parents has shared an article for how parents can talk about the coronavirus with their children along with episodes from their collection that help supports the topics discussed such as good hand washing. Click here to read the article.
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
The Child Mind Institute has shared an article for parents with advice and tips for talking with kids about the coronavirus. Click here to view the article.
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists provides an article with tips and advice for helping children cope with the changes that have resulted from COVID-19. Click here to read the article.
Handwashing: A Family Activity
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides parents and guardians with an article to help promote handwashing at home with kids. Click here to read the article.
Caring for Preschoolers at Home
Harvard Graduate School of Education has shared an article to help parents deal with preschools closing. The article offers expert guidance on maintaining structure, routine, and healthy habits for learning and growing at home. Click here for more information.
Strategies for Staying Sane While Staying Home
In this ASCD In Service article, author Kate Stoltzfus offers strategies for adults and children in staying sane while staying at home. Click here for more information.
Dealing with COVID-19 - Resources for Special Educators, Therapist, and Families
This document contains a list of curated resources for those working with individuals who have developmental disabilities. Click here to see the list.
Mood Shifter - A Mental Health Tool for Unprecedented Times
This webpage provides 2-minute mindful movement practices that enhance your mental health, helping manage your mood in moments: (1) relax when stressed, (2) energize when tired, (3) focus when distracted, (4) strengthen when scared or nervous, and (5) release energy when anxious or angry. Practiced regularly throughout your day, whether alone or shared with others, they train your brain to be mindful - opening up the reservoir of love and compassion, joy and empathy, gratitude and forgiveness residing within. Click here to visit the site.
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This resource provides you with quick tips for identifying stress and managing stress. Click here to visit the flyer.
How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19)
This site provides 6 strategies facing a new (temporary) normal. Click here to view.
Stress and Coping
The CDC provides guidance for stress and tips for coping. Click here to view.
Promoting SEL at Home - For the next eight weeks, we will share with you a brief, parent-friendly guide focusing on a key social-emotional strength. Each weekly edition will include developmentally appropriate strategy adaptations for all children from infancy through high school.