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This current crisis has created some unique challenges for parents, especially those raising children who were already struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. Below are resources to help you navigate through some of these challenges.

Other organizations which focus on children’s mental health:

Child Mind: Transforming Children’s Mental Health

https://childmind.org/

National Child Traumatic Stress Institute: To raise the standard of care and raise the Standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

https://www.nctsn.org/

National Federation of Families

https://www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents

National Youth MOVE

https://youthmovenational.org/

Idaho Resources

Idaho Parents Unlimited: Idaho Parents Unlimited supports, empowers, educates, and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

http://www.idahopul.com/

National Child Traumatic Stress Institute: To raise the standard of care and raise the Standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

https://www.nctsn.org/

Bright by Text: free age appropriate tips and activities for parents of young children or text IDAHOFAMILY to 274448

https://brightbytext.org/parent-education

Family Advocates
Parents as Teachers – a free program for parents of young children to learn more about parenting and child development
YES.idaho.gov

Contact Us | YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES (idaho.gov)

COVID Resources

Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

Your Mental Health During COVID

https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/04/30/self-care-strategies-to-support-your-emotional-well-being/

Helping Kids During COVID

https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/08/timely-mental-health-tips-for-moms-and-dads

Helping Parents During COVID

https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/13/timely-mental-health-tips-for-moms-and-dads-2

Interpersonal Violence and COVID

https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/22/violence-in-the-home-and-vital-lines-of-support

Tips for Telehealth and COVID

https://blog.pacificsource.com/2020/05/29/the-reasons-and-how-tos-for-virtual-doctor-visits

Great resource for families who need to talk to their kids re: COVID and a video for kids who are facing COVID testing

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/kids-covid-19/art-20482508

How to Balance Children’s Screen Time During the Pandemic

https://teach.com/resources/tips-for-balancing-childrens-screen-time/

Understood: Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/coronavirus-latest-updates

The COVID-19 Help Now line can link you to resources and provide emotional support. The line is open 8am-8pm Mountain Time with call, text, and chat options. 986-867-1073 or https://ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow/