The information contained below represents different types of resources and supports for parents during the current COVID-19 pandemic resulting in school closure. These resources and supports listed are not a district endorsement.
- Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 - This resource is from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). It provides tips for adults in supporting our children cope with the changes from COVID-19.
- Addressing Grief-This resource is from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). It provides facts and tips for adults in supporting our children in the Grief Process.
- That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief- This article was written by Scott Berinato of the Harvard Business Review. It is a conversation with David Kessler, grief expert. He discusses grieving during this pandemic.
- David Kessler and Brené on Grief and Finding Meaning- This podcast discusses grief and how it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Grief.com- This is David Kessler’s website with additional information and supports on Grief.
- Positive and Productive Childcare While the Kids Are Not in School is a great resource for families put on by Dr. Randy Sprick, a national expert on behavior.
- Supporting Families at Home with Positive Behavior and Supports.
Mental Health Supports for families and students
- National Alliance on Mental Illness DuPage County- This agency offers support groups through video conferencing.
- DuPage County Health Department- This resource provides tips on caring for your child and yourself, as well as links to access mental health services.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- This resource provides information on managing anxiety and stress.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- This resource provides information on taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- This pdf resource provides information on taking care of your mental health while social distancing and coping with quarantine and isolation.
- Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Psychiatry Appointments Information- This community agency offers virtual appointments for mental health services as well as in person services for individuals in crisis.
During E-Learning Days, after school hours and/or weekends, please call one of the options below if you need emergency mental health support:
Central DuPage Hospital Emergency Room - (630) 933-2600
DuPage Co. Crisis Intervention Unit - (630) 627-1700
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273- TALK (8255) or text "ACT" to 741741