Social/Emotional Resources for Parents

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We all know this is a difficult and stressful time for all adults across the country, but it is also important that we address the social and emotional needs of our children.

Many children struggle to understand what is going on currently with the coronavirus pandemic and why they cannot go to school or play with their friends. As a district, we believe that it was important to share with you some resources that may assist you in talking to your child about the COVID-19, and to help you assist with their stress during this situation. Also included at the end of the list are some local resources should your child have significant mental or emotional needs. The most important thing we can do right now on a daily basis is to reinforce to children that they are safe, not to be afraid, to answer their questions and try to keep them in some sort of routine at home.

The resources below have been reviewed by our district counselors and social workers.

Local Resources             
Depression and Mental Health
Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Mental Health Crisis: 570-326-7895
Safe-2-Say: |  844-SAF2SAY
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

 General Community Resources
Lycoming County's List of Community Resources
211 Assistance, or Simply Dial 211
Crisis Hotline: Text HOME to 741741

A statewide Support & Referral Helpline has been launched by the Department of Human Services. The helpline is available 24/7, staffed with caseworkers to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other emotions because of the COVID-19 emergency and to refer them to community-based resources that can further help. The toll-free number to call is 1-855-284-2494.