BE WELL Parents

Parenting is difficult work, and a pandemic certainly makes things harder.  If you are struggling as an essential employee, to support your child in remote learning, or working from home while parenting we have some helpful tips, resources, and services to support your mental health and wellness.

 

COVID-19 & Parents

         As parents we may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or grief during this pandemic.  We may be struggling with how to deal with it all and feel like we're the only one's who our children can count on.  We may be experiencing job losses, illness within our families, and the stress of ensuring our children don't fall behind in school.  Below are some resources that may be helpful in navigating these challenging situations.

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Stress and Coping

Talking With Your Child

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Good Digital Parenting

Parenting During A Pandemic

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Caring For Children With Disabilities

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Keeping Kids Safe From Environmental Risks

 

Mental Health

Self-Assessment

          It's likely that we are all feeling the stress of the pandemic.  But, being able to put a finger on exactly what you are experiencing can be helpful.  Mental Health America provides a variety of self-assessments that can help pin-point what you are experiencing.  The results are meant to help guide you to better self-care and are not a diagnostic tool.  

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

It can be hard to take the time for ourselves, but taking care of ourselves ensures that we can be there for our own families, our students, and their families.  Below are a just a few apps or websites that you can use for self-care.  Each is evidence-based and free.  

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Self-Care, Peer Support, Coaching, and Therapy

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YouTube Yoga

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Activities & Games to Overcome Worries, Stress & Life's Challenges.

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Free RedCross Course on Mental Health First Aid

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COVID Coach Self-Care App

 

Get Support Now

Use the following supports to find someone to talk to, locate a food pantry, get parenting support, or find free diapers. 

Pro Bono Counseling Project

Linking families, individuals, couples, and children with no cost counseling in Maryland.

Call: (410) 825-1001

Remote Grief Groups

A listing of free remote Zoom and phone-in grief groups for a variety of losses.

Call: (833)926-0086

JHU School of Nursing Hotline

Get help with health information, food services, domestic violence support, or mental health services.

Call: (410)614-4317

The Family Tree

Parent education, family counseling, and home visits.

24 hour parent hotline:

Call: (800)243-7337

Maryland 2-1-1

Find supports for a wide variety of needs.  Housing, food, children and families, legal services, mental health, etc.

Call: 211

ShareBaby

Diapers, wipes, clothes, and other essentials free of charge.

Locate a partner organization below or

Call: (667)212-3455

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This site was created by student support professionals at Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, and is intended to support educator, parent, and family mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Site contact: Evan Velleman, NCC ebvelleman@bcps.k12.md.us