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CHC During COVID-19: Services Are Available!

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COVID-19 Information & Resource Center

Guidance for Teachers and Counselors during COVID-19 and Other Crises [downloadable]

This guidance was designed to support teachers, counselors and others who might have contact with children and youth isolated at home during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

Wearing a Mask Social Story for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum [downloadable]

This downloadable infographic provides a visual guide about wearing a mask to avoid spreading germs. Read more ›

How COVID-19 Impacts Children’s Mental Health

With the emergence of COVID-19, children with existing mental health issues must endure the added burden of a pandemic. Children often rely on schools to provide mental health services, but school closures have made it difficult to access and preserve the quality of these services. Read more ›

County of Santa Clara Public Health: Protecting Your Mental Health [video]

Santa Clara County’s behavioral health and trauma experts talk about protecting and caring for our mental health during COVID-19 and strategies to support children, youth, adults and families during and after the pandemic. Read more ›

(More) Thoughts From My Garage

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

It’s been two months. 8 weeks. 56 days. Depending on how you’re keeping track.

You’d think things would have gotten easier by now. That we’d be better at sheltering-in-place, have become accustomed to staying home, come to terms with missed milestones and accepted our limited freedom. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Produces Weekly Podcast on Parenting During a Pandemic

Coronavirus has turned our lives upside down. Common Sense created Parent Trapped to capture parents’ candid stories and moments when reality meets (comic) relief. Read more ›

Parenting Your Young Child during Shelter in Place [presentation] [video]

This webinar is especially for parents of young children (pre-K through 2nd grade).  With Shelter in Place, we know it can be tricky to support your young child – to manage their learning, help them cope with the anxiety they feel, and respond to challenging behavior. Read more ›

Sadness and Loss During Shelter in Place [presentation] [video] [downloadable]

Are you or your kids experiencing loss as a result of our current situation? You are not alone. Loss can produce feelings of anxiety and sadness. Hear about how the stages of grief apply to our experiences today and how loss is showing up in unique ways for all of us right now. You’ll also learn strategies that you can use to cope with these feelings of grief and loss. Read more ›

CHC Offers New Process Groups for Teens and Young Adults

Join us as we figure out how to cope in place.

Gain support and increase connection with peers.
Learn skills to cope with current stressors and experiences.
Led by Christine Pearston, PsyD and Anna Parnes, PhD. Read more ›

Helping Children Cope With Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak [downloadable]

The World Health Organization (WHO) created an infographic with helpful tips for helping children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more ›

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