Caregiver Resources

School counselors play a vital role in supporting the diverse needs of both students and their families/caregivers. School-family-community partnerships have a direct impact on the academic, college, career and social/emotional development of all students. School counselors are in a unique position to strengthen these partnerships and work to remove barriers and  inform the school community about relevant community resources. Below is a list of resources to support caregivers during this challenging and unprecedented time.  

Navigating social services

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CA Food Bank

*Onward CA

 211 is a nationwide resource that connects individuals and families in needs to health and human services. 

*Onward CA

CA Food Bank

*Onward CA

 One-stop resource for the people of CA impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CA Food Bank

CA Food Bank

CA Food Bank

 In addition to connecting you with food banks, this tool can also show you other types of food assistance programs. 

Medi-Cal

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

CA Food Bank

 Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. 

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

Legal Aid at Work has compiled a list of relief funds for undocumented workers. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

*Relief Funds For Undocumented Workers in California

 The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 support to individuals affected by abuse and those needing support.  

Mental Health Services

*Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019- Fact Sheet

*Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019- Fact Sheet

*Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019- Fact Sheet

 This great fact sheet will help parents/caregivers think about how the COVID-19 outbreak might affect their family—both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope. 

Know the Warning Signs

*Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019- Fact Sheet

*Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019- Fact Sheet

This quick video will help caregivers learn the warning signs that their child might need additional support. 

*Help Guide: Coronavirus and Mental Health

Building Developmental Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis

Building Developmental Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis

 Key strategies to help manage fear, stress, and anxiety and protect your mental health. 

Building Developmental Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis

Building Developmental Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis

Building Developmental Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis

The Search Institute compiled this checklist of opportunities to build developmental relationships with 

youth. 

Distance learning support for families

Common Sense Media- Online Teaching Resources

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

 Free collection of online learning experiences for kids. Helps make learning from home an inspirational and positive experience for families. 

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

A parent's guide to virtual learning: 4 actions to improve your child’s online learning experience.  

*Sample Schedules for Virtual Schooling

*Special Education Support: A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning

*Sample Schedules for Virtual Schooling

Free resource to schedules that you can download, modify, and print, to help keep things more predictable while you're at home with your kids.  

Parent Teen Connect

*Listening from the Heart

*Sample Schedules for Virtual Schooling

Digital Platform for parents and teens to connect regarding various topics. 

*Listening from the Heart

*Listening from the Heart

*Listening from the Heart

10 Tips for Parenting Kids. Listening from the heart provides parenting tools to support kids during home based learning. 

COVID-19 Updates

*Centers for Disease Control

*California Department of Education

*California Department of Education

 Provides updates regarding  Covid-19. Frequently Asked questions and answers on a variety of topics for families.  

*California Department of Education

*California Department of Education

*California Department of Education

 Information and updates regarding California’s response to Covid-19. The California Department of Education (CDE) is monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and working closely with agency partners.  

*World Health Organization

*California Department of Education

*World Health Organization

 Resource helps children work through stress during the Covid-19 outbreak. WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.