Connecting Yorkshire Parents to Resources
Hello again! With the start of Forward Learning, I know there has been a lot of information coming to you over the past week. While I don't want to overwhelm you, I do want to continue to provide you with ideas to help navigate these uncertain times as we are all in this together. This newsletter offers ideas to support you and your child.
As a reminder, I've listed the resources that I mentioned in my last email at the bottom of this newsletter.
Help with Food and Basic Necessities
Use this link to the Impact Foundation COVID-19 page where you can learn about how to get help with food and basic household necessities.
We care about your mental health. The uncertainties we are living with can spark anxiety and/or depression in adults as well as children. The following resources can be used if you are looking for ideas to help yourself navigate through this unusual, unpredictable time.
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety - Shine, Inc
Supporting Families During COVID19 - Child Mind Institute
COVID-19 Well Being Toolkit and Resources - Center for Healthy Minds
Helping Your Child Understand Coronavirus
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus - Ideas for talking to your children and links to relevant clips from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Curious George and Super Why.
Time to Come in, Bear - Kidshealth.org offers this short video to help young children understand social distancing.
Mental Health and Community Resources
PA Mental Health Support Line: 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)
York County Crisis Intervention: York Hospital (717) 851-5320 or 1-800-673-2496
- Wellspan/Philhaven 717-632-4900
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 1-888-772-7227
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-7233
Childline (for suspected child abuse/neglect) - 1-800-932-0313
MH/MR - 1-717-741-9618
Olivia’s House (for grieving children and families) - 1-717-699-1133
FIRST (free information and referral system) - 1-717-755-1000
York Food Bank - 717-846-6435
Previously Mentioned Resources
Helping Kids Who are Worried About Coronavirus by Counselor Keri
Ready for Anything by Keiko Kasza
When I'm Feeling Disappointed by Trace Moroney
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
When I feel sad **turn off volume and read this one to your child**