Resiliency & Wellness: Resources for Students, Parents, and Educators during COVID-19
Resiliency & Wellness Toolkit Instructions
Toolkit Purpose: The goal of the Wellness Tool Kit is to provide information and resources to students, parents, and educators in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The resources contained in this toolbox have been specially selected to provide assistance for students return to school. The toolkit includes information on Behavioral Health and Wellness, Learning Resources, Parenting Resources and Activities for students.
How to Use the Resiliency & Wellness Tool Kit
For students, the toolkit provides access to learning activities, healthy ways to help cope with the stress, and positive virtual messaging.
For parents, the toolkit is a resource center where parents can educate themselves on CDC guidance on proper COVID-19 safety precautions, way to talk with children about COVD-19 Pandemic, ways to boost your mental health and wellness during times of stress, and support children when they go back to school.
For educators, the toolkit is a resource center for useful information to assist the return of students to school during COVID-19. The toolbox contains resources on CDC school re-opening guidance, teaching tool for virtual learning, way to support teachers, and links to data to support school decisions.
Activities & Tools for Students & Parents
Rural Community Toolbox: FUNDING & TOOLS TO BUILD HEALTHY DRUG-FREE RURAL COMMUNITIES Funding, Treatment Services, Information Resources, Expert Help & Training, Community Assessment, and Rural Community Action Guide
Sources of Strength: COVID-19 Resources
Activities, games, and resources to help educators, peer leaders, and families to continue building sources of strength while sheltering at home. FREE, homebased resources that Sources of Strength has developed for families, youth, and educators during COVID. They shared yesterday that many of the resources, including the At Home Guide, can be printed and sent home with students. This might be a great option for groups who are sharing resources with meal distribution.
Print this free coloring and activity book for kids! Looking for free, educational activities to help keep your child busy and learning while at home? This printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health.
Free online Events & Activities for kids at home. Since 2003, independent, nonprofit, and research backed. Offers free online Events and activities for kids at home. Provided entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Rate movies, TV shows, books, and more. Offer library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Supports K–12. Digital Citizenship Curriculum, tips and tools.
Futures Without Violence - Activities and information for parents on coping with being at home, understanding the virus and self-regulation. Can be used by teachers in the classroom as well. Spanish and English.
Behavioral Health & Wellness
2x2 Self Care & Wellness Series - Daily Selfcare Tips and Support for managing life. Video sessions every Tuesday and Thursday about managing stress, grief, work/life balance, and wellness.
DBHDD Mental Health Resiliency Support Clubhouses: Our Mental Health Resiliency Support Clubhouses seeks to support children and families coping with isolation, stigma, and other considerations associated with mental health disorders.
GPB’s National Public Media Well Being Initiative: Host recorded and live virtual events to demystify and destigmatize mental health concerns through storytelling
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
Responding to COVID-19: highlight products and resources that can be useful when coping with the effects of widespread public health crises such as:
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network offers a large collection of webinars, resources, and toolkits designed for to provide support to schools, educators, school-based mental health professionals, and parents.
KidsHealth/TeenHealth – Emotions and Behaviors for Parents, Teens, Educators. Find out how to understand your child's behavior.
Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley - How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Needs Right Now
Toolkit assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health.
Diversity & Resiliency Institute of El Paso
Anti-Racism virtual training, with 3 modules (approximately 2 hours of content in each module) for Students and the General Public.
Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth. Random Acts of Kindness.
Seize The Awkward: A national public service advertising (PSA) campaign created by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Jed Foundation in partnership with the Ad Council. It empowers teens and young adults (16-24 yrs) to reach out an support their friends who may be struggling with mental health issues. Videos, Web Banners, Posters…
Support for A Different School Year “new normal” – Back to school check list and Learn at Home Check list. This resource is great because it has an app parents can download but it is for younger kids. How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus, helpful tools to practice healthy habits with your children, Tips on How your family can de-stress
PBS Education: How to Talk To Little Learners About Coronavirus
EVERY LEARNER EVERYWHERE
Every Learner Everywhere offers Online instructions in Response to COVID-19. Faculty-focused playbook intended to improve course design, teaching, and learning in online environments. The offer resources related to best practices for remote instruction as well as toolkits that guide you through the implementation of adaptive or other digital learning tools.
Offers teacher-crafted learning activities that sync up with the school year. Goal is to empower parents and teachers so each child’s needs and potential can take center stage. Preschool to 5th Grade.
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
- This guide provides a walkthrough of both the technical (platforms) and the interactive (the pedagogy) strategies and approaches to virtual learning. It is written for facilitators and presenters who are leading professional development and group learning online.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media offers free online Events and activities for kids at home. Since 2003, they’ve provided entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Rate movies, TV shows, books, and more. Offer library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Supports K–12. Digital Citizenship Curriculum, tips and tools.
Kahoot – A game-based learning company.
Coronavirus: CDC Toolkit for K-12 Schools
UNICEF: UNICEF Parenting offers articles and resources to help parents support their children’s physical and emotional well-being during COVID-19. Resources include information about coping, health & wellness, learning to play during social distancing, and supporting children’s mental health as they return to school. Coronavirus (COVID-19) guide for parents
National Association of School Psychologist (NASP): Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting from Covid-19. Helpful Tips for Parents. Stay Calm, Listen and Offer Reassurance.
Cincinnati Children’s: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Videos for Kids and Parents: Help parents to explain COVID-19 to children using relatable animation. Video topics include social distancing, fear related to COVID-19, why people are wearing masks, how to stop the spread of germs, and when to seek medical care.
Department of Public Health (DPH)
American Lung Association EACHBREATH. Top Story: COVID-19. Protecting yourself and loved ones…
Operation Parent COVID-19 Webinar Series: A platform sourced with the “must know” material for anyone raising teens and preteens, curated from leading experts and our own experiences as parents. E-books, webinars and videos for parents and teachers of fourth grade to high school students.
Mental Health America: - Resources For Immediate Response, Mental Health & Wellness Webinars, & Information (Tips for Social Distancing, Protecting Your Mental Health, When Home Becomes The Work Place, etc.), and Online Peer Support. Mental Health & Covid-19 Resources
Mercer Medical Minute: Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta developed a resource guide dedicated to providing parents information on COVID-19 and helping children cope during the pandemic. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Parenting Resources During COVID-19
Substance Abuse Prevention
Data & Research
GET SMART ABOUT DRUGS, A DEA Resource for Parents, Ed & Caregivers. Teens and Rx Meds: What You Should Know…
, American Lung Association
N-O-T: Not On Tobacco:
INDEPTH: An Alternative to Suspension or Citation, American Lung Association. Helping teens quit smoking. Four, 50-minutes training sessions. Helps educate students about nicotine dependence and cravings and ultimately guide them through the process of identifying their own reasons for chewing, smoking or vaping tobacco products. Adults can implement the INDEPTH program at their school or community-based organization.
Georgia Patients’ Rx Medicine Info/FAQ Summary (printable): Information on 10 specific questions you should ask your doctor if you are prescribed opioids or prescription pain medication.
Drug Free Hall ‘Three steps to save a life’ (opioid OD rescue demo) Information on how to identify an opioid overdose and how to respond to an opioid overdose in case of emergency.
Check out the DBHDD Prevention Clubhouses - Teen program for youth ages 11-17. Provide emotional and educational support so youth can successfully navigate their world.
Drug Disposal Locations: DEA National Rx Drug Take-Back Day/Drug Disposal Locations Information on DEA sponsored National Prescription Drug Take Back Days to safely dispose of any prescription medication to prevent possible misuse or accidental poisoning due to prescription drugs.
Georgia Standing Order for Naloxone Rx: In Georgia, there is a Standing Order of Naloxone for overdose prevention instituted by the Commissioner of Public Health. Please see this resource for more information.
Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Programs are Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. GA Listing (
OBHPFG’s Georgia Strategic Prevention System (GASPS) Data Warehouse - An online one stop shop for gathering state- and county-level data, as well as other national or external resources, related to substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion.
Voices for Georgia’s Children
Georgia Insights is an initiative of the Georgia Department of Education, focused on improving the clarity and accessibility of district and school-level data through public-friendly and easy-to-use dashboards. Georgia Insights utilizes the data the state already collects and presents it using clear, easy-to-understand visuals.
Voices for Georgia’s Children: Network of agencies focused on research and analysis, public education, convening, and engagement with decision-makers. Utilize a holistic “whole child” perspective that allows us to identify how different policies impact children and to propose solutions that benefit children on multiple levels.
: By gleaning information and perspective from these in-depth interviews in the context of Georgia’s “new normal,” we have the opportunity to design a mental health service delivery future that is sleeker, more efficient, and more effective. And as children and youth emerge from sheltering in place, we will need this roadmap more than ever.
: These Guides are for parents and caregivers but may also be helpful for teachers, advocates, and others concerned about school children with behavior or learning challenges. Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and its Young Professionals Council created the guides.
: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community can Do. National Institute of Mental Health
: National Institute of Medicine
Emergency & Other Mental Health Services
- Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225 http://www.mygcal.com/
- GA Crisis Text Line Text: GA to 741741 https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/
- My GCAL App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygcal.app
- My GCAL App for Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-gcal-app/id1449949560
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- Not Ok App: https://www.notokapp.com/download
- Translifeline: 1-877-565-8860 http://www.translifeline.org/
- Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) 1-800-950-6264
- United Way of Metro Atlanta Dial 211 http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
- GHC Community Area Resources https://sites.highlands.edu/food-pantry/food-pantry/additional-resources/
- GHC Counselors (During regular business hours: Mon – Thur 8-5 & Fri 8-12 EST)
- Peer 2 Peer Warm Line: https://www.gmhcn.org/peer2peer-warm-line Call 888-945-1414 (toll-free) statewide, or locally: (Decatur: 404-371-1414) (Bartow County: 770-276-2019)
- Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: https://gcadv.org/ 1-800-334-2836
- The Georgia Covid-19 Emotional Support Line: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/covid-19 //1-866-399-8938
- 404-430-8180 Get help for food, housing, counseling, employment, healthcare, Covid-19 Testing, or employment. Or just feeling lonely, lost, stressed, anxious or down? Call.