Emotional Wellness Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Hey BGCNC members! This post is for adults! We'll have more fun activities tomorrow!
Need practical tips for helping your family manage the stress and emotional strain caused or made worse by the rapidly changing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak? We’ve created this list of resources to help you take care of your and your children’s mental health.
Parent/Caregiver Guides to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus - Provides information about infectious disease outbreaks, how to reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties, and what to do to help family members cope
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak - Focuses on potential emotional reactions and mental health concerns and self-care tips
Stress and Coping - Lists behavior changes to watch for in youth and suggests ways to support them
Trauma and Your Family - Defines traumatic stress and describes how common it is, how it can impact a family, and things a family can do to cope with traumatic stress
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs - Provides tips for communication, identifies red flags to watch for, explains potential mental health issues and when and how to get help
About Childhood Grief - Offers suggestions about how to demonstrate understanding and compassion to a grieving child based on research and practice among children's grief support professionals and volunteers
Disaster Distress Helpline - Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including infectious disease outbreaks
1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
If you are in need of more resources than what we have provided, please reach out to us for more information. Thank you to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for these resources.