Community Resources

Provided by FWCP 06/10/2020

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FWCP Community Resources Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Resources newsletter! This newsletter aims to share news about community support information, family engagement events, and resources available in Fort Worth and throughout Tarrant County. Please share with your community families and networks.


The newsletter has five sections in the following order (not in alphabetical order):


  • Educational Resources
  • Parent Resources
  • Community Resources
  • City Resources
  • Beyond Fort Worth - Tarrant County


* Please note, the information provided has been gathered in collaboration with various coalitions and alliances within Fort Worth.

Educational Resources

This section provides educational resources, information, and/or articles related to students and learing.

FWISD Information

We hope you are enjoying your summer break! Here are few links to keep you informed of the great things happening in Fort Worth Independent School District.


Fort Worth Public Library Mayor Summer Reading Challenge

The 2020 Fort Worth Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is here! You can take challenges, earn badges and track your time reading online or on your mobile device through the Beanstack app for iOS or Android. Register yourself or your entire family and let the challenge begin! Need help with Beanstack or have questions? Please email them.
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Story Pirates Treasure Chest

Story Pirates' award-winning podcasts for kids and families are available at the site linked below. You'll also find plenty of educational and enrichment activities here too.


https://www.storypirates.com/podcast

The Autism Society Has an Excellent Resource Page for Parents and Teachers During Covid-19

Check out their site weekly for updates and new ideas. See link below.

End Violence Against Children Resource Page for Protecting Children During Covid-19 Outbreak

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is dedicated to improving access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities. To learn more about their work, please visit their website: https://www.nctsn.org/

Parent Resources

This section provides information for parents of children of all ages.

We thank you for all that you do to support them!

The Concilio - PAL Parent Graduation

The Concilio is graduating parents who participated in the Parents As Leaders (PAL) 30-week program. Parents were able to continue with the program during the pandemic through online meetings. Parents will be celebrated on Thursday, June 11th at 1:00 PM with a parade around Carroll Peak Elementary School.


The PAL program sets the stage for children’s academic success by providing parents with children ages 0-5 with the information, resources, and training needed to foster children's early literacy and reading abilities. PAL is a 30-week program for parents to learn in weekly group sessions how to teach their children new vocabulary, motor skills, social and emotional skills, numeracy, literacy, and more. The program helps parents to become effective partners with the school and the community throughout their children's academic careers.


To learn more about the program, click on the link below.

Help Me Grow North Texas

Help Me Grow is a support network of community resources for pregnant individuals and families with children ages 0 to 6. It links families to local services and resources that support optimal child development. The Help Me Grow call center serves to seamlessly connect children and families to community programs and services. This eliminates the need for families to search for resources on their own, streamlining what was once a complicated system.

The Parenting Center offers support

The Parenting Center is hosting Facebook Live sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays; 9:30 am in English & 1:00 pm in Spanish:

https://www.facebook.com/TheParentingCenter/


Support Line: 817-332-6399 (everyday M-F from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual Therapy 817-332-6348.

Questions: 817-332-6348 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Parent Training Modules

Click on the link below to access a number of resources for parents, including teaching children to identify and express emotions, make the most of playtime, teaching children about feelings, independence through daily routines, and understanding behavior.
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Sesame Street's 'Caring For Each Other' Site Offers Helpful videos, games, and art activities

Need ideas to help keep young children engaged with fun activities and continuous learning opportunities. Please visit site linked below for more information.

Youtube Learning

YouTube Learning has created a page with videos for families with preschoolers for fun learning at home.

Community Resources

This section provides information and resources for medical care, health, and wellness in and around Fort Worth.

Disability Rights Texas

Disability Rights Texas works to protect, promote, and advocate for individuals for individuals with disabilities in Texas. This site links to their intake site. They also have a COVID-19 resource page with information about education, employment, housing, college, voting, and other needs.

Grandparents Support Group

Grandparents play a vital role in the lives of our students. Some grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent or you know of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, please share the flyer below. There is a local support group for them.


Darlene Rhodes with Community Uplift Services has welcomed community partners to consider being presenters for their Grandparents Support Group. Contact her at: communityupliftservices@gmail.com

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Hispanic Wellness Coalition offers virtual counseling in Spanish

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MHMR Tarrant County iCare Campaign

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North Texas Area Community Health Center

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Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Due to COVID-19

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic. P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency.

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UNTHSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic - Virtual Visits Available

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City Resources

This section provides resources and information within the City of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth ISD Meals-To-Go

Fort Worth ISD’s Meals-To-Go program will continue offering free breakfasts and lunches to children 18 years of age and younger even though the official school year is ending.

City of Fort Worth Offers Free Tax Filing Help thru July 15

See link below.

City of Fort Worth Covid-19 Community Resources Updated Daily

Preserve the Fort - Small Business Grant...Application Extended to June 15th

The city is partnering with the United Way of Tarrant County to help distribute these funds. Grant applications will be processed with the help of partners at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. (Description taken from city website).


https://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/06/preserve-the-fort-deadline-extended/

Fort Worth Housing Solutions receives CARES Act funding

Tarrant Area Food Bank Mobile Pantries

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Beyond Fort Worth - Tarrant County

This section provides information and resources available beyond Fort Worth throughout Tarrant County, statewide, and/or national.

Tarrant County Provides Free Online Tool to Schedule Covid-19 Test With or Without Insurance

https://covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com/


Additional mobile test sites are coming to the community. Please see flyers for more information.


To register: Visit: https://txcovidtest.org/ or call: 512.883.2400

Tests are conducted by appointments only.

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Tarrant County COVID Child Care Task Force

Please share the attached document or the blurb below with the parents/caregivers that you work with in Tarrant County. The Tarrant County COVID Child Task Force is looking to understand child care and schooling needs for parents in the community.


Are you a parent looking for child care? The Tarrant County COVID Child Care Task Force has created a single countywide survey to help our child care programs, school-age programs and schools understand your needs. Please take this short (5 min) survey!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tarrantcountyparentsurvey


Additional Information

If you have additional resources, information, or events that would be great to include in our Community Resource newsletter, please email jassmine.posada@fwisd.org with flyers, links, or event details. Newsletters are published on Wednesdays.

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