#SafeAtHome help

Helping little ones stay safe through uncertainty

We’ve partnered with The Children’s Center right here in Salt Lake City to bring parents and caregivers some expert tips and ideas to help your kiddos process difficult emotions surrounding the recent coronavirus crisis. Take a look at these materials and resources for a little bit of extra help for you and your little ones.

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  • NCTSN Fact sheet

    This is a fact sheet with information on how to talk to and support your child through COVID-19. It gives some specific prompts on how to start a conversation with your child and offers guidance on how to encourage your child to talk about and express their feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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  • Trinka and Sam – Scared of the Virus

    The Trinka and Sam picture book series helps children process and cope with fears related to COVID-19. Among other topics, it helps children to understand how communities are working together to help keep everyone safe. This can also help caregivers understand their children’s big behaviors and emotions during stressful times.

     

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  • I need help NOW – CrisisLine

    The CrisisLine offers immediate phone support and crisis intervention to parents and families during times of crisis (e.g., suicidality, safety concerns, etc.). The CrisisLine can be reached 24/7 at 801-587-3000.

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  • I need some additional support – WarmLine

    The WarmLine is staffed with certified peer specialists who can help parents and families resolve problems by offering support, engagement, and encouragement. The WarmLine is open from 8am-11pm, 7 days per week and can be reached at 801-587-1055.

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  • Stay Safe. Stay Connected

    With students having to learn from home due to COVID-19, and the uncertainty around returning to schools in the Fall, we want to help make at-home education easier on parents. Stay Safe, Stay Connected helps support learning at home so that students can start the new school year on par with their classmates. Utah 211 can help parents get connected with:

    • Academic programs to best suit their child’s needs
    • Technology, including devices and internet
    • Referrals for organizations that help with rent assistance, food, mental health support, and more
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  • The Children’s Center

    For families who need additional support, or are concerned for their child’s mental health, it may be beneficial to reach out to a mental health professional. The Children’s Center specializes in infant and early childhood mental health and provides family therapy services to children aged 0-6 and their families. If your child is 6 years old or younger and you want to talk to a qualified mental health professional, please call The Children’s Center at 801-582-5534.

     

    Families can also call their insurance provider directly to receive contact information for other mental health providers in the community.

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