Mental Health & Behavior Resources for Supporting Children During the COVID 19 Pandemic
The followings resources are curated using information and links from a variety of local and national organizations. This information is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Stockton Unified Resources
- SUSD COVID19 Resources
- Student Support Services Helpline Information Sheet
- Stockton Unified is proud to offer a new Student Support Services Helpline for families and students during the COVID-19 school closure. The helpline will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 9-1-1. Stakeholders who contact the helpline at 209-933-7111 will have access to speak directly to or leave a message for District Nurses, Elementary and High School Counselors, Mental Health Clinicians, and Child Welfare and Attendance staff. You may also email Mental Health & Behavior Support Services Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org Any messages left will be returned as soon as possible.
- Creating a workspace during distance learning.
Free calls with a mental wellness supporter
Tip Sheets for Parents/Families and Caregivers
- Tips for Talking to Children about COVID19 (NASP and NASN)
- Tips for Talking to Children about COVID19 (NASP and NASN) (Spanish)
- Tips for Talking with Children During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA)
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA)
- Helping Children Cope After a Disaster/Emergency (CDC)
Families and caregivers should consider using PBIS in their homes on a daily basis. It is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines – events like worldwide health pandemics. This practice brief provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support their students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home. Spanish language version coming soon. Supporting Families with PBIS at Home (PBIS.org)
Social Stories to help explain COVID19, Social Distancing and Keeping Safe
- This one comes in English and other Asian languages: https://reader.letsreadasia.org/read/7f3d8a82-f2c5-4189-99f7-76008e40672f
- Health Crisis Resources (NASP)
- Responding to Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19) Outbreaks Using PBIS
- Getting Back to School After Disruptions
- This practice brief shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. With a few adaptations, teachers can use a PBIS framework to make remote learning safe, predictable, and positive. PBIS Behavior Matrix for Remote Instruction (PBIS.org)
The goal of the BeWellLine is to assist individuals and communities recovering from the effects of COVID-19. To do this, we provide virtual emotional and crisis support sessions to individuals for up to six “visits” by phone, videoconference, smart device, or computer chat. These sessions will include individual, family, and/or group sessions. Again, this is FREE mental health counseling support to anyone impacted by COVID 19 as part of the CalHOPE.org initiative.
If you live in the state of California, then you’re eligible for help through BeWellLine. You’re entitled to up to six counseling sessions, which you can arrange to take place over the telephone, online chat, or web conferences. We strive to understand the preferences and needs of the people we aim to help, which is why we put these choices in your hands.
Pick the method of counseling you’re most comfortable with and reach out to us for the empathetic, emotional, and professional support you need. If you want to find out more about how we can help you, then you can explore the other pages on our website or get in touch with us directly.