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Mental Health Resources for Children

Resources & Activities

 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN: TRAUMA & VIOLENCE

Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence – Mental Health America

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – National Association of School Psychologists  (Many additional resources on this site, too)

School Shooting Resources – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

AACAP Resource Library on Guns and Violence – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting – Youth.Gov

OK2SAY – State of Michigan Tip Line. Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Childhood Trauma in a Time of Crisis 
For some children, home is not a safe place.  Take a deeper look at what some children might be experiencing in this time of crisis, how it might affect learning, how to recognize the signs of abuse, and how public libraries might best serve these children. Dr. Amelia Siders will be our presenter, she is the Director of Clinical Practice Development and Education, at the Children's Advocacy Centers of Michigan. Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) partner with prosecutors, law enforcement, and protective services to coordinate the investigation of child maltreatment-often child sexual abuse. CACs also provide support to child survivors of abuse so that those kids can get back to being kids. (Recorded 05/05/2020)

Developmental Trauma, Children and Family Mental Health, and more resources from Beacon House Therapeutic Services (UK).

ACES Too High Resources on adverse childhood experiences.

 

COVID RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & YOUNG CHILDREN

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety (all ages) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, including

My Pandemic Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for the World’s Children, Families, Teachers, and Caregivers from The Children’s Psychological Health Center.

COVID-19 Time Capsule from Loving Creations.

Families & Tech During COVID-19 from Navigating Screens Project (LSTA).

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media.

 

Free & Open Sourced PDF books for children’s mental health

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles).

COVID19 Books for Children from the New York City School Library System (50+ titles)

When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  - FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

 

This list was compiled by the Library of Michigan