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.

Linked here is a list of some local providers and their availability during the current COVID-19 crisis. Additionally,  ZCS contracts with Integrative Wellness (InWell) for school-based mental health services, which are now being provided virtually. For more information about school-based mental health services, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Resources from the National Association of School Psychologists


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.


ParentTeen Connect

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.

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.