Coronavirus Update – Mental Health and Community Resources
Information on mental health and other community resources is available
Coronavirus Update – Mental Health and Community Resources during school closure
Concern over the new virus can make children and families anxious. While there is uncertainty about the spread of the disease in the US, acknowledging the level of concern in any family member is appropriate. The resources below will help you help children cope with anxiety by providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.School counselors are the first point of contact for any academic, personal, or social-emotional concerns.
Any FCPS parent may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker, for either themselves or their middle or high school student.
What you should know:
To take care of your child(ren) during the COVID-19 outbreak;
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource available in Korean, Chinese, Amharic, and Spanish
To take care of yourself during COVID-19 outbreak:
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 - available in Chinese
- American School Counselor Association
- Assistance from a Distance
- The Virginia Department of Social Services has launched COVID-19 Virginia Resources, a new mobile app and website designed to operate as a one-stop resource to access benefits, services and critical COVID-19-related programs Virginians need most right now.
- Fairfax County Government Prevention Toolkit
- Fairfax County provides a map with resources including food, healthcare, lodging, grocery stores with senior hours, donation options and more.
- FCPS Parent Resource Center
- Healthy Minds Fairfax
- Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19 from Seattle's Children's
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus from PBS KIDS
- Parent Support Line - 703-324-7720
- Parenting Education Programs | Virtual Parent Cafe
- Combined Fairfax County Resources English | Spanish
- Healthy Minds
- Mental Health and Resiliency
- Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services
- Respite Care for People with Disabilities
- Safe at Home: Do you or your child feel unsafe at home?
- Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus from the Child Mind Institute
- Virtual Career Fair - May 13