Focus on wellness for parents

Please take some time for self-care.

Keeping balance, best we can.

This newsletter is filled with articles, tips, and videos to help you feel reinvigorated, replenished, and valued for all that you do. In times like these, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and despairing. To stay positive for your families and yourself, we hope you'll take some time every day for self-care. Thank you for for all that you do to keep your children safe, happy and keeping them motivated to learn at home.
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Parent Resources

Academic Concern

If you have an Academic or learning concerns- Please go to the CPS website https://www.chicopeeps.org or the Stefanik Facebook page.


Parent Resources regarding Coronavirus

Useful websites: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-

children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf


Financial Stress

Food assistance programs that can be found at:

https://www.chicopeema.gov/798/Food-Assistance and https://parentingjourney.org/it-takes-a-

village-emergency-fund/.


You may qualify for Unemployment benefits and don’t forget to reach out to creditors and landlords to request possible payment extensions.


Mental Health Resources

●Behavioral Health Network (Springfield)-(413) 733-6661 (operating as usual)

●Behavioral Health Network (Holyoke)–(413) 532-8016

●Clinical and Support Options (Northampton)-(413) 586-5555

●Clinical and Support Options (Greenfield)-(413) 774-5411

●Dial 2-1-1 or 211.org (Massachusetts Helpline)

●The Parental Stress Hotline- (800)632-8188 - https://www.parentshelpingparents.org/

●National Parent Helpline -1-855-4APARENT ( (855) 427-2736)

●National Suicide Prevention Life Line (800) 273-8255

●The Crisis Talk/Text Line -Call2Talk: (508) 532-2255 or Text C2T or TALK to 741741

●SAMHSA National Helpline-(800) 662-4357 or https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

●SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline Talk/Text Line – (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746

●7cups- offers free emotional support. No matter what you are going through you will be heard and

cared for. 24/7 chat - https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/

National Domestic Violence Hotline offers help to people experiencing violence in their home during COVID-19 restrictions. There is a hotline, texting service, and webchat service. https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/ ●Autism Response Team 9am to 5pm in all time zones at (800)-AUTISM2/In Spanish at (888) 772-9050

The Trevor Helpline-(866)-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) (Specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and young adults)