Supporting Our Parents, Students and Each Other: Tech, Emotional and Financial Supports for You

Remote Learning Help for Parents

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

  • Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease:

    As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. The CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

    Talking to Children about COVID-19, developed by the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists. Also available in Spanish.

Financial Assistance

Social Emotional Support

  • NJ Mental Health Cares Help Line:

    NJ Mental Health Cares Help Line, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support.  NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.

    Tele-Health and Tele-Mental Health in Response to COVID-19

    Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19

    CASEL - Social Emotional Supports for Parents

    https://casel.org/covid-resources/

    As the country and the world respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all feeling a range of emotions – fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. It is very important to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during stressful times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.

    Social Emotional Support During Remote Learning

    See our Links, Activities, Tips and Videos

Support for Staff

  • CASEL - Social Emotional Supports for School Staff

    https://casel.org/covid-resources/

    As the country and the world respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all feeling a range of emotions – fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. It is very important to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during stressful times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.

    Staff - Be Sure to Take Time for Yourself

    7 Videos to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness and De-Stress

    Tech Toolkit

    See the Tech Toolkit for videos by our own staff - showing how to make things easier while we are in remote learning.