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Information on community and social issues that impact the well-being of families including racial discrimination and COVID-19.


Beyond the Golden Rule: A parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice Handout/booklet by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. How to help and guide kids in their understanding of racial bias and discrimination.

Conversations for families about race and anti-bias from Anti-Defamation League

Witnessing or experiencing racism, discrimination, or violence can be traumatic. Read our latest article on trauma to learn some of the basics.

Trauma in Kids & Teens - The Basics

Trauma: How to Support Kids & Teens


Article: Managing Stress That Comes With Drastic Lifestyle Changes Article by Erika S. Wheelhouse, MA, LMHC for Take This.

Great series of articles by mental health professionals for Take This. These were written to offer support during this difficult time.

Take This: COVID Series On TakeThis.org

Spending the quarentine together has a special set of stresses whether you have ADHD or love someone with ADHD. This brilliant channel by Jessica McCabe offers evidenced based information and tips on living with ADHD, including videos dedicated to managing it during the pandemic.

How to ADHD on Youtube

HowtoADHD.com homepage.

LGBTQ Youth face particularly difficult mental health issues during the COVID-19 crisis. The Trevor Project published their White Paper on April 2020 outlining the immediate concerns. The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

From TheTrevorProject.org

Being gentle with yourself can be a challenge in the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Practicing self-compassion, the act of comforting and gently caring for yourself when experiencing uncomfortable or painful emotions. Dr. Kristen Neff has done extensive research on how self-compassion can positively impact psychological well-being.

Self Compassion exercises by Dr. Kristin Neff On Self-Compassion.org


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Crisis Text Line Text: CONNECT to 741741

National Sexual Assault Hotline - RAINN 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (TTY:711) or text 233733. In the US Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

The Trevor Project 24/7 helplines:

TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386
Or visit their online
Get Help Now page with information on text and chatlines with counselors available 24/7.

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