Coping with COVID Parent Resources

From your friends at Ozark Guidance Center

Cope, Manage, Pivot, Shift...Get Through...

March 2020 began the shift in America that has changed life as we know it for a time. We are all not sure of how long life will be in that cope, manage, pivot and shift but we ultimately know we all must get through it. There is no one way that everyone uses during times like this but our friends at Ozark Guidance (OGC) has reached out to lend a helping hand. In this newsletter there will be linked resources that take you to a Google folder with ideas to help. Please look at those and use some of those today.

OGC is also offering a virtual Parent night on October 20th. The information can be found here in English and Spanish. Please make plans to be there is this is something that you think can help.

Again, thank you for taking the time to make your family idea at a time!

Signs of Depression & Suicide

This folder contains information about knowing when to ACT. Depression and suicide are very tough topics and OGC is again here to help understand and inform. Please read through the flyers and infographics that will help you make a more informed decision.

Promoting Positive Emotions

Sometimes you need help in making tough decisions and don't know who to turn to...our friends at OGC are here to help and support you in your time of crisis. Please follow one of the links below if you are wanting to reach the Crisis Hotline:

English OR Spanish

Here are other resources that you may find of interest.

1) Taking Care of You:

Thinking through how to manage your time.

While we're not quite in quarantine anymore, with kids staying home and parents working from home, it can still feel as if we are. This article offers helpful tips for managing your time.

2) Supporting your kids through these challenging days:

An opportunity to help kids develop inner strength

This article gives helpful tips for nurturing kids' resiliency -- yes, we're all missing out on A LOT, but let's offer other ways to think about it all.

Toddlers are one thing; teenagers another...

This article gives some good tips for how to give teenagers their space when it feels like we're all stuck in one room, together.

3) Getting your kids to help out: