CumberlandSEL@Home - COVID-19 Information and Resources
We’ve put together a compilation of social-emotional learning activities for you. For more information, follow the link - CCS' Student Services Positive Zone.
We anticipate that some students may experience difficulty as a result of anxiety or stress related to COVID-19 or school closure. Please take a moment to review the resources outlined below to help you navigate our new reality. Information on providing emotional support can be found on the following websites:
- Talking to Children about COVID-19 – National Association of School Psychologists
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus – Child Mind Institute
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Everyone responds differently to disasters and traumatic events. Check out the following information for tips on how to take care of your emotional health.
We are in this together! Assistance is FREE and available 24/7.
- No Kid Hungry NC - Find meals for kids in your area: Text FOODNC to 877-877 or visit http://nokidhungrync.org/
- If you are looking for programs or services in your community, please dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 or use our online Search Tool.
- Call the Alliance 24-hour Access and Information Center at 800-510-9132 and a licensed clinician will assist you in finding the right kind of help.
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) - The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak to a live person.
Positive Parenting in COVID-19 Isolation
To help caregivers cope with this new reality, a team of experts developed a new set of resources on positive parenting during the outbreak. The experts behind these resources represent the World Health Organization, UNICEF, End Violence, Internet of Good Things, Parenting for Lifelong Health, USAID, UKRI GCRF Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub, and the Centres for Disease Control. The result of this collaboration is a package of information on six different topics, including:
- Making the most of one-on-one time with your children
- Keeping positive amidst an unsettling situation
- Providing structure and stability for your children’s day
- Coping with bad behavior in positive, healthy ways
- Keeping calm and managing stress, both for yourself and for your children
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