Community Resources for Youth, Families, and Individuals
The Santa Clara County Office of Public Affairs has created a website dedicated to community resources for youth, families and individuals impacted by COVID-19. Resources include food assistance, health services, financial help, legal assistance, and other support. Many services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
Virtual Calming Space
This space is created for students, families, and teachers for exploration of coping and regulation strategies such as calming music, movement exercises, yoga, and coloring activities. Our Family Wellness Workshop training sessions and padlets are also linked to this page to further explore stress, coping, regulation, and motivation.
Supporting Students Who May Be Feeling Anxious or Worried
Situations like this one can also produce heightened feelings of worry and anxiety, in both our students and ourselves. These feelings are natural and expected when we encounter situations that feel unfamiliar, uncertain, and outside of our direct control. Our students will be looking to safe and trusted adults in their lives for reassurance, comfort, and strategies to help them manage those big feelings. Here, please find several resources that you may find helpful in thinking about how you want to approach these conversations with your children. We have included resources that specifically address tips for talking about the coronavirus in age-appropriate ways, as well as resources with broader techniques to help children manage moments when they feel anxious or worried.