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Resources for Families

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-1 – A stress relief playbook to help you understand what to look out for and what you can do to protect your family’s health.

ACEs Aware Self-Care Tool for Pediatrics – An ACEs Aware-developed tool for patients to use in creating a self-care plan to enhance well-being and decrease stress — for children and families.

Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home – English Version – Spanish Version – American Academy of Pediatrics article with tips for families facing longer periods of time isolated at home, including positive parenting and healthy approaches to discipline.

Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care – Information from ZERO TO THREE about why self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.

Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing – English Version – Spanish Version – American Academy of Pediatrics article with tips to help parents and children explore outside while practicing good physical distancing.

Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak – English Version – Spanish Version   – American Academy of Pediatrics article highlighting ways for parents to help teenagers cope during COVID-19.

General Patient Handouts on Buffering Toxic Stress from the Center for Youth Wellness and ZERO TO THREE

Resources for Adult Patients

COVID-19 Emotional Health and Well-Being Resources – California COVID-19 website with hotlines for people who need to talk to someone, including for: parents; youth and teens; veterans; first responders and law enforcement; older Californians; deaf and hard of hearing individuals; and LGBTQ+ individuals. Includes hotlines for crisis, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and for food assistance and other social service resources.

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 – A simple guide with things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health.

ACEs Aware Self-Care Tool for Adults – An ACEs Aware-developed tool for adult patients to use in developing a self-care plan to enhance well-being and decrease stress — for adults.

UCLA Mindful App – Learn to practice mindfulness meditation anywhere with the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s app.

Mental Health Support for COVID-19 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and extensive on-line resources for individuals experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19, as well as specific information for individuals living with a mental illness.

Staying Safe During COVID-19 for People Experiencing Domestic Violence – English – Spanish Version – Suggestions for staying safe for people who are experiencing domestic violence. National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Alzheimer’s Association Guidance on COVID-19​ – Tips for dementia caregivers during COVID-19.