Anxiety and Worry

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic provides tips for parents and families as they support students and families during the COVID-19 closures.

Coping in Hard Times-Fact Sheet for Parent
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this fact sheet on coping in hard times to help parents, caregivers, and families, to support children and help adolescents cope.

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
Running out of ideas of what to do during the COVID-19 closures? Looking to decrease daily screen time for children? This resource from the NCTSN provides a list of simple activities. Give them a try!

Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after a Disaster
Having trouble knowing what to say or how to support adolescents who are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic? This resource from the NCTSN provides guidance to identify potential reactions, responses and examples of things to do or say. 

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress
Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides parents, caregivers, and families with practical strategies to cope with anxiety.

A Compassionate Guide to Managing Anxiety Volume 2
A Compassionate Guide to Managing Anxiety from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides families with practical strategies and supports to cope with anxiety.

Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health Resource

This resource includes guidance in helping children and adolescents understand the events that are occurring and cope with stressors. The resources also give strategies and activities for decreasing stress and boredom (including methods of structuring your time, ideas of activities, etc.) which may lead to parenting challenges.

 

Autism

Covid-19 Information and Resources for Parents

Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic for Families

Autism Society COVID-19 Toolkit by Topic

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times

Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Yale’s Guide for Families with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Covid-19 Virtual Outreach Series

 

Grief

Parents’ Guide to Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Need some guidance as you support children and adolescents cope with the COVID-19 crisis? This resource provides parents’ with practical guidance to help children cope with the pandemic and its effects.

When Your World is already Turned Upside Down: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens
This resource from the National Center for Grieving Children and Families provides guidance on how to support children and adolescents experiencing grief.

Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network developed this resources to provide educators, parents and families, suggestions when supporting children and adolescents experiencing traumatic separation and/or grief.

 

 Suicide

Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators

This resource provides parents and educators with an understanding of suicide risk factors, warning signs and guidance of what to do if a child or adolescent is at risk for suicide.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, know that you are NOT ALONE. Reach out now! We care about you!:

  • Please call 211 and tell the operator you need to speak with the suicide lifeline. 
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

If you are unsafe and need help:

  • If you need help immediately call 911
  • Need to talk with a counselor? Call  or text the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453. Live chat is available at www.childhelphotline.org

If someone in your house is unsafe or needs help: