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CHC During Shelter-in-Place: Services Are Available!

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COVID-19 Information & Resource Center

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 ›

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide [downloadable]

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. Read more ›

The Science of Helping Out

At a time when we are all experiencing an extraordinary level of stress, science offers a simple and effective way to bolster our own emotional health. To help yourself, start by helping others. Read more ›

Coronavirus Resources for Teens and Young Adults [web resource]


DoSomething.org— a not-for-profit organization exclusively for young people—is dedicated to to making real-world impact through volunteering, civic action campaigns and social change. DoSomething has recently assembled COVID-19 resources to help teens and young adults stay healthy and fight anxiety. Read more ›

Defending the Early Years: Guidance for Supporting Children through COVID-19 [downloadable]

With the sudden disruption of our daily lives in response to the COVID-19pandemic, Defending the Early Years (DEY)  released special guidance and resources to help parents and educators support young children in adjusting and getting the most out of this unfamiliar experience. Read more ›

Pandemic-Induced Trauma, Stress Leading to ‘Uptick’ in SEL Need

While districts brace for a loss of academic learning and wider equity gaps in the fall, the global pandemic is emerging as an opportunity to build social-emotional skills. Read more ›

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