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COVID-19 Coping Resources for Parents 

March 30, 2020|Child & Adolescent


COVID-19 Coping Resources for Parents  

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  

Healthychildren.org by the American Academy of Pediatrics has articles on different parenting topics in the time of COVID-19, and is also in general a good resource. 

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak  by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry 

WBUR/Chan School of Public Health, “Talking To Your Kids About Coronavirus” 

10 Mental Health Signs To Watch Out For In Kids In The Age Of COVID-19

Right as Rain by UW Medicine – How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Hotlines for Parents 

PARENTAL STRESS LINE 1-800-632-8188 

Support and compassion – someone to talk to and help you plan what to do next
Information and resources in your area
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Parental Stress Line (PSL) is confidential and anonymous 

 Parents Helping Parents (PHP) 1-800-882-1250 

A self-help program for parents who want to improve their relationships with their children. PHP relies on specially trained volunteers from professional health and human services to help guide discussions, suggest referrals to other services, and provide assistance when needed. 

Hotline for Teens 


The Hotline is available 24/7In 2019, the Boys Town National Hotline® received more than 139,000 calls and 21,400 web contacts (emails, chats and texts) from teens. 

Domestic Abuse Hotlines 

 For parents and those who may be experiencing domestic abuse during this time of heightened stress: 

SafeLink — 1-877-785-2020 (toll-free) 

SafeLink TTY — 1-877-521-2601 

National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

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