Talking to Children About COVID-19
Information and misinformation about the COVID-19 is everywhere. How we discuss the pandemic with our children at home is important. However, it is a challenge to balance all of the information in a way that is reassuring yet being mindful to not worry about our children more than they already may be.
Here are some suggestions and helpful resources to consider as you provide support to your child(ren) regarding the coronavirus:
School Counselors at our school are available to:
- Support students, school staff, and parents in helping our children
- Provide a calming influence to students as needed
- Help students address their fears
First Link: 701-293-6462
- FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7, every day of the year. They offer listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention.
- You can simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211
ND South East Region Mobile Crisis Service: 701-298-4500
- The mobile crisis service provides support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis (responds within 30 minutes)
- Services are available 5:00 pm - 8:00 am on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Motherland Health: 701-639-6516
- Services offered through Motherland Health include mental health counseling and childcare.
They provide transportation to meetings and appointments with motherland health, eliminate insurance barriers, and offers childcare.