Coronavirus COVID-19 Response RecoveryChildren and adults watching the news, reading content on-line and in newspapers, and overhearing others talk about the current coronavirus pandemic, may feel scared, confused, or anxious. Some may react right away, while others may show signs that they are having a difficult time later. Every person can support wellness and healing by providing, teaching, and implementing the following five resilience strategies:
Health Information and Facts
California Department of Public Health
CDC Campaign: How to Wash Your Hands
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
Germ Awareness: Stay Healthy, Wash Your HandsLos Angeles County Department of Public Health
Share Facts About COVID-19
Stop the Spread of Germs
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
World Health OrganizationU.S. Department of Education: COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
Resources for Families
during School Closure
Local District SHHS
Health & Wellness
Please know that you are not alone and we are in this together. Here are some helpful resources.
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Effective Communication with Parents/Caregivers around LAUSD’s Student COVID Vaccination Policy
Conversations on this topic may be sensitive and/or complex. It might be hard to know precisely what to say, and how to say it. This document complements the script for vaccination conversations that has previously been shared, by providing tips about how to approach these conversations.Adopt a Person-Centered Approach It is critical that we take a person-centered approach to our outreach efforts. Individuals may have strong feelings and/or beliefs on this topic, and we will be more effective in building a connection with them if we listen authentically to their viewpoints and validate where they are coming from.Here are a few questions that we may ask ourselves to confirm that we are taking a person-centered approach...1. Do I listen more than I talk?2. Do I ask permission to give information?3. Do I recognize and acknowledge any mixed/conflicting feelings I hear?4. Do I seek to understand this person?5. Do I summarize for this person what I’m hearing?6. Do I value this person’s perspective?7. Do I honor this person’s right and ability to make their own choices?To read more, click here
Mental Health & Coping with COVID-19
As we work together to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and prevent suicides, it is vitally important that we take care of ourselves. During this stressful time, we remind you all, to place an emphasis on your own self-care. Take time to breathe, meditate, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically. We encourage you to visit the EMM resource center where you will find self-care articles, graphics, and tips to share on social media.
California Youth Crisis Line:
Call or Text: 1-800-843-5200 (English and español)
County of Los Angeles Resources:
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Line: 1-800-854-7771
Crisis Text Line (24/7):
Text LA to 741741
Department of Mental Health:
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:
Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSA): (424) 362-2901
Survivors After Suicide (SAS): (424) 362-2912 for (SAS) adults and (424) 362-2911 for (SAS) teens.
Facing History and Ourselves- Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism:
• The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping
during COVID-19 for children and caregivers, as well as guidance for higher education
• The Child Mind Institute has published a resource on how to talk to young people about
• The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.
• The American College Health Association has created a guide to help college health staff and
campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.
• The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other
research on COVID-19.
• Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some
science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.
• Self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise,
among other tips for practicing good self-care.
Staying emotionally connected as a community even if we temporarily become more physically isolated is critical to all our mental health. Learn more at Community Connections in Times of Physical Separation.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco:
CA Peer-Run Warm Line
Toll Free: 1-855-845-7415
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
Veterans: press 1 or text 838255; Para español, oprima el numero 2
Website in English: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Website in Spanish: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:
Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746
Website in English: https://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Website in Spanish: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/espanol
Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to receive person teen-to-teen education and support or email our hotline at www.teenline.org/talk-now.
Trevor Project – Trevor Lifeline:
Toll Free: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
SMS: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (3pm-10pm, Monday-Friday)
VideoResources for Parents/Caregivers
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
This guide provides information for parents and caregivers about the infectious disease COVID-19. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family – both physically and emotionally – and what they can to do help their family cope.
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping students manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Parents/Guardians - How to talk to children/youth about the Coronavirus
National Geographic - Talking to kids about coronavirus
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