Counselor Corner

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

Help is being offered through the York Suburban Education Foundation/Impact Foundation. We are blessed to have a strong, active group of volunteers helping connect families to resources within our own district. Learn more about the YSEF here.

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.

Parent Resources

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

Anxiety Canada

Supporting Families During COVID19 - Child Mind Institute

COVID-19 Well Being Toolkit and Resources - Center for Healthy Minds

25 Mental Health Wellness Tips

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 - offers this short video to help young children understand social distancing.

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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