If this is an emergency, please call emergency first responders at #911,
Do NOT email me if you have an emergency, you must call 911.
NJ Parent Resource Links during COVID-19
Parents, please give your children the 2nd Floor website: https://www.2ndfloor.org/ Please make sure your teen saves the 2nd Floor Hotline # 888-222-2228 on their phone, they are free to text to chat with a mental health/crisis specialist, when they don't want to burden parents and siblings with their overwhelming feelings. Please know we are here and ready to listen during this stressful time. If you feel you would like to discuss a non-emergency matter. You can email me at [email protected].
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak (SAMHSA) https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf
COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory
List of resources created to be a centralized hub to fulfill the emergent needs of New Jersey residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic by category such as Access to Naloxone & treatment, Recovery Support & Meetings, How to file for unemployment, In home education for adults and students and much more. If you would like to submit additional resources please email us at [email protected]
NJCARES,GOV Please be advised this Resource Directory is updated weekly. Please be sure to visit
https://www.njcares.gov/ohh/downloads/DMI_COVID-19_Resource-Guide.pdf for the most updated version of resources and guidance throughout New Jersey and Virtual Online Services.
Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters
"Because of coronavirus, teenagers are missing out on major rites of passage. Offering compassion paves their way toward feeling better" "When adolescents can’t see their peers in person, it seems only fair to loosen the rules on how much time they spend connecting online. But all bets aren’t off. Now, as always, rules are still in order to keep digital technology from undermining essential elements of healthy development. Sleep, productive learning, physical activity and face-to-face interactions (even if only with family members for now) should not be crowded out by life online."
Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens, Young Adults
Help Teens Remain Connected With Peers While Staying at Home
Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry AACAP has compiled resources for parents, patients, and clinicians to help with the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Check back often for updates. AACAP Resource Library on Coronavirus
More National Resources:
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent and Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Public Radio: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The New York Times: Talking to Tweens and Teens About Coronavirus (subscription required)