Coronavirus: Social Emotional Resources and Support

Social-Emotional Resources

For Parents:

Ease Children’s Anxiety about COVID-19 

How to Manage Working from Home

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

Emotional support hotline for those living in NY:

NY State COVID-19 Emotional Support Line 1-844-863-9314

 For Students:

VCSD Calming Room

Website in order for kids to ask questions to a mental health provider anonymously:

Website for many articles about Mental Health issues:

Article on mindfulness techniques for different ages:

Health and Wellness Resources in Parent University

Access: Supports for Living

These challenging times may change the way we’re providing care, but not our commitment to providing it. 

We know that COVID-19 has increased stress and anxiety for everybody, and people with pre-existing mental health concerns are particularly vulnerable. 

That’s why, beginning at noon on Monday, March 23rd, we will be launching a Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care.  Therapy, psychiatry, and peer support services will be available by phone and through telemedicine, 24/7 to adults and children, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.  For help, call 888-750-2266, option 2.

Feeling Stressed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety-Provoking Situation
New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators
Helping Children After Tragic Events: Stop Watching, Start Talking

NYS Office of Mental Health: Emotional Support Line
OMH Emotional Support Line: 844-863-9314

Health Department Resources

NYS Project HOPE- Coping with COVID

Orange County Department of Health

NYS Department of Health

New York Center for School Health

Center of Disease Control Resources