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Coping with COVID-19

Mental Health Resources for Students and Families

CDC Stress and Coping

This website contains resources for reducing stress in yourself and others as well as information for families.  
Below are a few resources listed on the website to help families with extending social and emotional learning at home during this time. 

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response 

This website contains fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.

Supporting Homebound Children During COVID-19 (CSTS)

Child Mind Institute Resources for Families

Family resources include Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians, remote evaluations and phone consultations, and parenting tips for managing anxiety, discipline, and behavior. 

Meditation and Stress Reduction Apps

Mental Health Association in NYS (MHANYS)

School Mental Health Resource and Training Center (MHANYS) provides a website, hotline, webinars to establish community partnerships to meet the mental health needs of students and families.

National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With Coronavirus Disease 2019 

Activities are provided to help mitigate stress.

Taking Care of Family Well-Being (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, NCTSN)

NYS Office of Addiction and Support Services
Provides resources, guidance, and support for individuals, families, and providers. They expanded access to remote addiction services to keep individuals and communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency.

NYS Office of Mental Health

Provides information and resources for children, teens and families, and educators on children's mental health, stress reduction.  

Sources of Strength

Provides quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help, and strength. they have created a list of online resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Includes self-care, wellness and more.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Supporting Your Family During Quarantine or Isolation: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak 

The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY)

Operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) provides consultation to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and state and local agencies 
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).

Suicide Prevention Center Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. We will continue to update this list as new resources become available.


Additional Resources:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Pandemic-EBT: Feed Kids Across New York
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