Parent Resources - During Times of Change
Support Contact Information
If you are experiencing non-medical concerns or worries related to COVID-19, and would like someone to talk to—the Connections Warm Line is available as a new resource designed just for this purpose. Aspire Health is offering their Warm Line as an alternative to crisis hot lines as a place for people to call and discuss concerns. The Connections Warm Line is available Monday- Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at 888-967-5842.
If your child is experiencing a crisis, you may reach out to our school-based mental health provider, In-Well, at 765-680-0071. For more information about school-based mental health services, please reach out to your child’s school counselor.
Parent Resources - COVID 19
Helping Students Cope with Changes
Resources for Families Helping Children:
Handling disappointment when everything is cancelled:
What’s Up with this Coronavirus? Comic for Kids
Mind Yeti Videos
Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness. At the following link are over 15 videos of mindfulness sessions that help kids and families calm their minds, check in with their bodies, and notice their surroundings.
Sesame Street Little Children, Big Challenges
Young children face new challenges at every age and stage. That’s why it’s so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way and will just keep getting stronger.
How to Talk to your Kids About Coronavirus
This is an article written by PBS Kids about how to talk to children about coronavirus. You will find tips for handwashing, covering coughs, and practicing healthy habits.
Support for Helpers during Coronavirus
Resources from the Fred Rogers Center in addition to partner organizations for those of you looking for ways to create learning opportunities and structure for children.
For families with older children, this resource provides an online experience they can share together. It’s loaded with videos, resources, and useful advice to help teens and the adults in their lives address hot-button topics.
Resources for Families Practicing Self-Care:
CNET Everything you need to know…
Resources for working, cooking, and coping while practicing social distancing.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Parent Guide
Support in understanding and coping during this time. The guide provide information on children’s developmental/age reactions and how to help.
More Resources for Families Practicing Self-Care