COVID-19 Resources

To help support the rural school community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve compiled resources to help you navigate this evolving situation.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19

For Parents/Guardians

Homeschooling Strategies

As schools across the country remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and caregivers are now faced with the task of supporting their children’s learning at home. Homeschooling can be an especially difficult task as families balance childcare, work, and self-care. Here are 8 homeschooling tips, strategies, and resources for parents.

Innovative Solutions to Support Families and Students

Many local schools and communities are forming teams consisting of business owners and staff from the health department, hospitals, food banks, and grocery stores to address current needs and provide support. Teams are organizing food drives, establishing help hotlines, identifying potential hot spots for students without internet access, and offering childcare options. This handout provides additional examples of school and community solutions.

Mitigating Stress

The pandemic is creating a stressful environment for children and their caregivers. These resources detail how to mitigate the impact of stress on physical and mental health for health-care providers and their patients.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

The alliance exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

During these times, it is hard not being physically near others. This provides a few ideas to help you stay connected from afar.

Students and Online Learning

Technical issues are an inevitable part of online learning. No matter where you live or how fast your computer is, at some point you are going to experience problems. Here are the top five issues people are experiencing with online learning in Zoom.

The Cooperation Chart

The demands of parents have grown exponentially because of COVID-19. Social distancing has challenged families with managing a healthy work-life balance. Parents are struggling with disruptive behaviors from their children more so now than ever before, and the Cooperation Chart is here to help.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

For Schools

Coping in Times of Crisis

Colleen Eddy recently created a webinar for using strategies in the teacher stress management program to cope with COVID-19–related stressors that many teachers are experiencing now.

Innovative Solutions to Support Families and Students

Many local schools and communities are forming teams consisting of business owners and staff from the health department, hospitals, food banks, and grocery stores to address current needs and provide support. Teams are organizing food drives, establishing help hotlines, identifying potential hot spots for students without internet access, and offering childcare options. This handout provides additional examples of school and community solutions.

Mitigating Stress

The pandemic is creating a stressful environment for children and their caregivers. These resources detail how to mitigate the impact of stress on physical and mental health for health-care providers and their patients.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

The alliance exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Self-Care: From Reacting to Responding

As providers and teachers, we are helping individuals through their trauma on a daily basis. It is important for us to look at our own reactions to such trauma and determine if we are reacting or responding. This handout provides a brief overview of engaging in self-care.

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

During these times, it is hard not being physically near others. This provides a few ideas to help you stay connected from afar.

STOIC: Online Classroom Management

The acronym STOIC is used to describe five key elements of effective classroom management. Here we provide some details of how this can be put into place in online teaching.

STOIC: Top Seven Tips

The acronym STOIC is used to describe five key elements of effective classroom management. Here we provide the top seven tips for how this can be put into place in online teaching.

Stress Management for Teachers

An evidence-based book and webinar series that teachers can complete on their own time to support them in coping with stress.

Students and Online Learning

Technical issues are an inevitable part of online learning. No matter where you live or how fast your computer is, at some point you are going to experience problems. Here are the top five issues people are experiencing with online learning in Zoom.

Teacher Stress

Interview between Dr. Melissa Stormont and Dr. Keith Herman discussing teacher stress and COVID-19.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

For Youth

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

During these times, it is hard not being physically near others. This provides a few ideas to help you stay connected from afar.

Students and Online Learning

Technical issues are an inevitable part of online learning. No matter where you live or how fast your computer is, at some point you are going to experience problems. Here are the top five issues people are experiencing with online learning in Zoom.

10 Telehealth Tips for Youth and Teens

While telehealth therapy can be strange and awkward at first, it becomes much like a regular session once you get the hang of it! Here are 10 tips to help youth seamlessly transition to telehealth and get the most out of home sessions.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

    The current Early Identification System model includes:

    Online
    teacher and student-report assessment tools
    A dashboard system in which
    these data are shared with schools and linked to a menu of evidence-based interventions that schools can choose from to implement
    A dashboard system in
    which these data are shared with schools and linked to a menu of evidence-based interventions that schools can choose from to implement

    Web-based professional development and coaching to support the implementation of selected interventions

    Tools to monitor
    the progress and effectiveness of interventions selected