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With the current pandemic of the Coronavirus, it is inevitable your child will have questions and concerns. We have attached below some useful links to help start the conversation with your child and how to inform them of the current situation.

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Screening Centers/Hotlines/Helplines:

  1. https://nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/hotlines/MH_Screening_Centers.pdf
  2. https://www.nj.gov/dcf/news/publications/HotlinesHelplines.pdf
  3. https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/staff/hotlines/
  4. http://oaksintcare.org/about/locations/
  5. https://www.naminj.org/where-to-get-help/hotlines/

Articles/resources:

  1. https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
  2. https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
  3. https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
  4. https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf
  5. https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/how-talk-your-anxious-child-or-teen-about
  6. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-talk-to-teens-about-the-new-coronavirus-2020031419192
  7. https://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/7-ways-to-support-kids-and-teens-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
  8. https://www.activeminds.org/blog/coping-and-staying-emotionally-well-during-covid-19-related-school-closures
  9. Website that offers free online support groups for anxiety, suicidal thoughts and feelings, depression, stress management and general mental health issues. Create an account and book which group you want to attend – https://turn2me.org/group-supports
  10. App called “TalkSpace”, can create an account, logon with e-mail and connect with a certified therapist online
  11. www.2ndfloor.org – can text 888-222-2228 to connect with a volunteer counselor

Additionally, here are some educational links:

  1. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html?promo_code=6294&magazineName=classroommagazines
  2. https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/?fbclid=IwAR1pziO5MIg-l9UbBotlkGAPjgPKYd26eTEx7XGtb18M316mfC7L3uAuqVk
  3. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html?promo_code=6294&magazineName=classroommagazine
  4. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

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Coronavirus Update

Brookfield Academy, Brookfield Elementary, and Upward Bound Program will be closed as of Tuesday March 17th through March 31st.  Learning via google classroom and USPS (for those not having access to the internet) will be initiated Tuesday the 17th. Students should log into their google classroom and follow their daily schedule.  Detailed information was sent via alert message earlier today and will continue to be sent out with updates.
 
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