Mental Health Resources for Districts, Parents, Students and Community Members

June 30, 2020

Following the second webinar in a series discussing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled the below resources for districts, parents, students and community members as they address their mental health needs in wake of the public health crisis.

These resources were compiled in partnership with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

For Educators

Arkansas Department of Education Summit 2020: Educators Pave the Way for Student Success: Trauma-Informed Practices

Building Trauma-Informed School Teams: Coping with COVID-19: A Guide for Arkansas Early Care and Education Program Administrators

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Trauma-Informed School Strategies During Covid-19, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

For Parents

Bedtime Stress & COVID: 19 Wellness Tools For Kids, Slumber Yard

Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

COVID-19 for Kids: Conversation Tips about COVID-19 for Each Grade Level,
National Association of School Psychologists

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19, National Association of School Psychologists

Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With COVID-19, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Supporting Children During COVID-19, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism, PBS Kids

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five, ZERO TO THREE

For Children and Youth

My Teacher Wears a Mask

A Kid’s Guide to Coronovirus, American Psychological Association

Unstuck! 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic, American Psychological Association

A Writeous Look at Corona Poems: Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic
Contact @writeouspoets to get the book

Not Forever But For Now
By Heather Malley

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing

Suggested books for supporting young children through stressful and traumatic situations, ZERO to THREE

For Community Members

Mental Health and Addiction Services in Arkansas, Arkansas Department of Human Services

Lorenzo P. Lewis, Mental Health Advocate

The Confess Project

Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
By Nadine Burke Harris

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
By Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz