Parenting in Summer 2020: Challenges



Children’s Advocacy Center of Hampshire County
www.cachampshire.org | 413-570-5989
Our mission is to prevent and end child abuse in our community by providing safety, healing, and justice.

We are excited to announce a new series of parent resource videos from the CAC. Thank you to Kara McElhone (Executive Director of the CAC of Hampshire County), Abbey Tenczar LICSW, MSW (Counselor on Special Assignment in Chicopee Public Schools), and Andrea Gonsalves McCallum LICSW, MSW (Assistant Principal in Easthampton Public Schools) for participating. RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THE VIDEO ARE LISTED BELOW.

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Child At-Risk hotline 1-800-792-5200

Hampshire County Mental Health Resources
CSO Crisis Services: www.csoinc.org/emergency-crisis-stabilization-services
CHD: chd.org
RVCC: www.rvcc-inc.org
BHN: bhninc.org
Community Action: www.communityaction.us/family-center

State/National Mental Health Resources
The Parental Stress Hotline: (800) 632-8188 – /www.parentshelpingparents.org/
National Parent Helpline: 1-855-4APARENT (855) 427-2736
National Suicide Prevention Life Line: (800) 273-8255
The Crisis Talk/Text Line: Call2Talk (508) 532-2255 or Text C2T or TALK to 741741 ●
Samaritans: (877) 870-4673
SAMHSA National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline Talk/Text Line: (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746
7cups (Offers free emotional support. No matter what you are going through you will be heard and cared for. 24/7 chat): 7cups.com
National Domestic Violence Hotline (Offers help to people experiencing violence in their home during COVID-19 restrictions. There is a hotline, texting service, and webchat service): (800)799-7233, www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/
Autism Response Team: 1-800-AUTISM2 (English) 1-888-772-9050 (Spanish) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM all time zones.

Mental Health Resources for Teens
Samariteens: (800)-252-TEEN (8336)
The Trevor Helpline (The Trevor Project — Saving Young LGBTQ Lives (Specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and young adults): (866)-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Free Crisis Counseling and Clinics
MassSupport English and Espanol PDF.pdf
http://freeclinics.com/co/ma-hampshire

Talking to Kids About Race
Sesame Street Town Hall:
www.cnn.com/2020/04/25/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-coronavirus-town-hall-april-25-2020-app/index.html
NPR Talking Race with Young Children: www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children?fbclid=IwAR1hwK7IRFucQt9fjYIPT5V0YcH50Qj1X9CAuhISeKVeIKlEeSmfXwqL93U
Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race?: www.prettygooddesign.org/
How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism: www.parenttoolkit.com/…/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-r…
Beyond the Golden Rule: www.tolerance.org/…/…/general/beyond_golden_rule.pdf
Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids: centerracialjustice.org/…/resources-for-talking-ab…/
Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race:
www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

Online Safety Information
www.protectyoungeyes.com
www.netsmartzkids.org

Local Resources for Caregivers

Food Assistance
Pandemic EBT: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt
How to Activate (PIN) a P-EBT Card

Food Services: Emergency Feeding Information.

Chartwells Free Meal Pick-up Program (Updated)

Area Parks
easthamptonma.gov/services/parks-recreation.html
www.northamptonma.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Maines-Field-6
www.lookpark.org/
www.southhadley.org/291/Recreation-Department
www.mass.gov/locations/mount-tom-state-reservation

Yoga & Movement
www.yogaoutside.today/
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdd0fcJSKgAAjm2Bch44Gcq5874GMmdaF (Nigra mindfulness)
www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga (children’s yoga and mindfulness)
GoNoodle
www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Apps to Help with Mental Health
www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/apps-to-help-with-mental-health

Virtual Calm Room
sites.google.com/cpsge.org/virtualcalmroom/home


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