22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents – This resource from Teach Thought provides parents with tips to help support their students at home during remote learning

9 Tips for Parents – This link provides additional tips and strategies to help support students at home during remote learning

3 Ways to Support Students’ Emotional Well-Being – This article’s main focus is on social/emotional support for students during remote instruction

Child Mind Institute Website – This has various links regarding remote learning, student health & tips for dealing with Covid 19 at home

Change To Chill Website – This website has many resources to help deal with constant change during a time of uncertainty

Yale Child Study Center – This PDF is more of a question and answer document in order to help parents respond to difficult questions pertaining to the Covid pandemic

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital – This resource provides tips to parents on how to respond to children’s questions during the Covid 19 pandemic. The responses are divided by age to fit most elementary and middle school questions.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – This link mainly addresses dealing with stress and coping techniques that can be used for adolescents.

Psychological Evaluation Resources – This is a list of providers if your student needs a crisis evaluation to determine best level of social/emotional care

Community ResourcesThis is a list of outside agencies and offices if your student or family is in need of outside counseling support 

Kane County Behavioral Health Council – The Kane County Mental Health Council provides many resources including training, news, events and finding services for students and families. You can view the brochure here, or visit their website for more information and crisis hotline phone numbers.

Behavioral Health Resource Call Center – Dedicated professionals are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.  11:30 p.m. to direct callers to available community resources. Call 844-569-5200 for assistance.

Recommended Books for Parents – This website offers a list of books that support parents in areas such as positive discipline and communicating with their children.

Call4Calm – The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a support line called Call4Calm that is reachable via text. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center. People can also text other terms, like “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services. Call4Calm is free, and individuals who use it can remain anonymous. 

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