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FOR STUDENTS


Addiction Medicine: COVID Guidance
From Yale University, this guidance addresses youth who are managing addiction, including vaping, during the COVID pandemic.
 
Blogging to Cope: An Opportunity for Teens to Blog
From the University of Pittsburgh, an opportunity for youth to contribute to a youth blog which may help teens cope with stress and anxiety during this time.
 
PsyberGuide: Tools for Mental Health Support
A compendium of online tools for mental health support, including apps and websites, which are ranked based on credibility, evidence, usability, and safety.
 
How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During COVID-19
A resource from UNICEF for understanding youth anxiety and strategies for teens facing a “new” normal.

Coping with grief and loss during COVID-19
Resources from the MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds for helping children and adolescents cope with grief due to COVID-19 

Seventeen Magazine: Everything You Need to Know About Social Distancing and Why It's So Important

Buzzfeed: 12 Teens On Being Stuck At Home Because Of The Coronavirus

How three teens are social distancing while staying in touch


Eating Disorders and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting individuals with eating disorders in different ways, and the following are resources that may be helpful.

Advice for those struggling with eating disorders during COVID-19

Tips for coping with and supporting others with eating disorders during COVID-19

Eating Disorders and COVID-19: What Individuals and Families/Caregivers Need to Know

FOR PARENTS


Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters
Guidance for parents of teens using compassion during this crisis, from the New York Times.
 
Helping Families Cope With COVID-19
A guide for parents and caregivers to help support family coping, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 

Now that your College Student is home   
Advice for parents of college students working from home

What to do if you and your teen don’t agree on social distancing
Advice from child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg to help get parents and teens on the same page when it comes to social distancing

What’s worrying teenagers right now
Information about what is worrying teenagers during the pandemic

NYTimes: 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

Momtastic: The Challenges of Social Distancing for Teens

Psychology Today: How to Talk to Teens & Young Adults About Social Distancing

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)

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DAKOTA COUNTY CHILDREN MENTAL HEALTH

Children and adolescents can have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act. Dakota County provides services to children with mental health conditions based on eligibility. Eligibility is determined by the results of a Diagnostic Assessment by a mental health professional. The assessment looks at the history of the child’s mental health problems, important developmental incidents, and areas of strength and vulnerability.  Children's mental health services are voluntary.  

For additional information on how to apply for these services, call Children’s Mental Health Case Management at 952-891-7459. A screener will talk with you about your child’s needs and advise you of the application process.

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HealthFamily/MentalHealth/Childrens/Pages/default.aspx




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FOR STUDENTS

Addiction Medicine: COVID Guidance
From Yale University, this guidance addresses youth who are managing addiction, including vaping, during the COVID pandemic.
 
Blogging to Cope: An Opportunity for Teens to Blog
From the University of Pittsburgh, an opportunity for youth to contribute to a youth blog which may help teens cope with stress and anxiety during this time.
 
PsyberGuide: Tools for Mental Health Support
A compendium of online tools for mental health support, including apps and websites, which are ranked based on credibility, evidence, usability, and safety.
 
How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During COVID-19
A resource from UNICEF for understanding youth anxiety and strategies for teens facing a “new” normal.

Helping Children Cope with COVID
From the National Association of School Psychologists, strategies for parents in English and Spanish on ways to help children cope with COVID

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
SAMHSA resources for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders

Coping with grief and loss during COVID-19
Resources from the MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds for helping children and adolescents cope with grief due to COVID-19 
 


 

Talking about Social Distancing

The following articles are great resources for starting the conversation around social distancing. 
 
Written for Parents / Trusted Adults: