Family Engagement Newsletter

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

SAFER AT HOME

Resources for school, home and community supporting students with disabilities.

APRIL 2020 Mid Month Special Edition

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School Based Mental Health Updates and Mental Health Resources

Real-Living Counselors are available 24/7 via the

Student and Family Assistance Program phone line. The phone number is 855.838.7170

It can be used for emotional support through the entirety of this school closure situation.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed over COVID-19,

you can call a distress line at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

If you have additional questions about mental health resources in the

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, please see www.cardinalcare.info

Taking Care of your behavioral health

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During Isolation/Quarantine: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf


Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf


Helping Homebound Children During COVID Outbreak: https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Helping_Homebound_Children_during_COVID19_Outbreak.pdf

Structure is the Key to At Home Learning

Free Second Step and Committee for Children Resources for Educators and Families to Use During School Closures

Tantrums, Tears, and Tempers: Behavior Is Communication

For young children, behavior is communication that’s used to meet needs. It’s how they let you know they either want something or want to avoid something.


PACER.org shares some questions you can consider asking about your child’s challenging behaviors and some steps you can take to help decrease the likelihood of that behavior from happening again.

  • What Is the Purpose of the Behavior?
  • What Factors Affect Behavior?
  • How Should a Parent Encourage Positive Behaviors?

Relaxation and Mindfulness Apps for Kids with Anxiety

Apps that are available for download to iOS or Android at no or low cost

https://cardinalcare.info/relaxation-and-mindfulness-apps-for-kids-with-anxiety/

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