Coronavirus Resources for Families
Following are resources for families to support student learning and emotional/mental health during Coronavirus.
Parent Support Webinar on Distance Learning
On Aug. 24, SCOE held a Parent Support Webinar on Distance Learning to help families be prepared emotionally and physically for the new school year. View the video.
Planning for the Fall
School districts are being encouraged to offer a range of options to serve families with different needs in the fall under social distancing standards. This graphic outlines some of the possible models that districts might offer.
FAQs: Distance Learning: The California Department of Education provides many answers about distance learning in this helpful FAQ.
California Parent and Youth Helpline: The CA Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and referrals during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for English, Spanish and other languages. https://caparentyouthhelpline.
- To parents who have suddenly become teachers: This article by County Superintendent Steve Herrington and Early Literacy and School Readiness Coordinator Brulene Zanutto provides practical, compassionate guidance to parents on supporting their child's learning at home.
- Infographic: Supporting Your Student's Success During Distance Learning (PDF)
- Infographic for Graduates: Information about College Admissions During COVID-19. (PDF)
- Infographic: Understanding Grading and Attendance During COVID (PDF)
- FAQ: Understanding Your Student's Privacy Rights During Distance Learning (PDF)
- Tips for Families: Unleashing The Inner Scientist and Engineer at Home
- Sonoma County Library: The Sonoma County Library offers a wealth of free distance learning resources, from online tutoring to foreign language tools, to online stories with interactive activities, and much more.
Mental Health and Emotional Support
- County of Sonoma - Mental Health Warmline: The warm line warm is available to any County resident experiencing emotional side effects of the pandemic and/or the shelter in place order, or knows somebody who is.Call (707) 565-2652 any day of the week from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. to speak to a trained professional.
- This Google Doc contains a wealth of resources for caregivers, including how to talk to children about Coronavirus, activities and lesson ideas, mental health resources, and more. | En Espanol
- Video: Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
- California Parent and Youth Helpline: The California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parent & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.
- Help for students in crisis - Resources curated by the California Department of Education
- Why Can't I go to School? A Social Story | Por que no puedo ir a la escuela?
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With Coronavirus
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus
- YouthScoop Resources for Teens: Youth Scoop is a site designed by Sonoma County youth for Sonoma County youth to help people navigate their options and eligibility in the areas of Education, Employment, Transportation, Supportive Services, Housing, and Health & Wellness. They now offer a range of resources related to the coronavirus. This resource is especially helpful for teens/young adults.
Community Resources to Support Families
Childcare for Emergency Workers
Childcare Available for Emergency Healthcare Workers:
A partnership between Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs), the County of Sonoma Emergency Operations Center and First 5 Sonoma County has resulted in a rapid deployment of emergency child care for hospital workers and possibly, other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.
Assistance Applying for Benefits
The Redwood Community Health Coalition can help families with applying for (or renewals for) Medi-Cal, CMSP (county program), Covered California, as well as nutrition assistance programs like CalFresh. Learn more.