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Emotional Supports

Click here to reach out to one of our School Counselors for specific supports and links to additional resources. 

Crisis Text Line 
This resource offers 24/7 crisis counseling to those who text HOME to 741741.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources — National Alliance on Mental Illness
This thorough resource includes tips for how to deal with anxiety caused by COVID-19 news and special considerations for people experiencing homelessness, people with vulnerable family members and people who feel isolated. 

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety  A website with resources for addressing anxiety that educators may be feeling, including that induced by xenophobia, financial fears, isolation and more. It also includes a special portal for parents.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 — The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This printable resource, available in several languages, includes information for families and caregivers that educators can use and share. Particularly helpful is the section outlining common reactions to stress and recommendations for supporting children that are broken down by age group.

How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus — Harvard Medical School

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  A Parent Resource National Association of School Psychologists

Coronavirus Public Health Emergency: Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents’ Emotions — Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus — NPR

Social and Emotional Learning Supports for Children and Young Adults Around Covid-19 — SEL4TX

Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students — Cyberbullying Research Center

The Trevor Project — For LGBTQ students, social isolation at home may be particularly difficult. The Trevor Project provides them support.