This is a growing list of wellbeing resources available to you now, free of charge.  Please let me know if you have more to add.  The top Staff-Only section is for resources that are only available to you (and your immediate families).  The second section is a list of resources that you can share with anyone.  If you have students or families that might benefit from the links or tips, share away!  Suggestions are always welcome! 

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Mental Health Resources: 

  • Employee Assistance Program: New Directions Behavioral Health is available to all employees, spouses, and dependents.  NDBH offers free access to licensed, professional mental health counselors, financial counselors, legal advisors and more.  ndbh.com.  Select Individuals and Families/Employee Assistance Program.  Our login code is CenterSD 
    • You may also call:  800-624-5544
      • Special COVID 19 Crisis Line (available to ANYONE):  “Anyone can call our emotional support number 833-848-1764, a free and confidential 24/7 mental health helpline staffed by trained and caring professionals ready to guide you to the care you need. We’ll keep this number open as long as necessary to support individuals and communities affected by disasters [and COVID-19 stress].”
  • Working from home and having the kids stuck home is hard. BoysTown Parenting Information and Parent Hotline https://www.boystown.org/hotline/Pages/hotline-for-parents.aspx

Physical Health and Blue KC:

Financial Wellbeing

  • New Directions (info above) also provides free access to financial counselors.  
  • There is a financial health program available in your portal at www.mybluekc.com.  

Sign Up for the Fit 58 Quarantine 5K  

Mindfulness and Meditation – FREE apps for educators (anyone with a school email address)

 Spirit Days - Who will WIN?

  • Fit 58 and your Hive Society (think social club J) will be sending Spirit Days info soon. There WILL be prizes just for sharing your spirit!

Resources for ALL:  Feel free to share any of these.

Nutrition: How to cook series: for kids and teens

Positive Parenting Tips from Renee Black, School Social Worker and Center’s PBIS Tier 1 Coach/Mentor:

Mental Health Resources From KC Healthy Kids:

  • https://www.kchealthykids.org/mental-health-resources/
  • For help with a mental health crisis:
    • Missouri CommCare 24-hour Hotline: 888-279-8188
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
    When you just need someone to listen:
    • Mental Health Compassionate Ear Warm Line: (913) 281-2251

FREE Resources from Alliance for a Healthier Generation

  1. “Stress Management for Educators” w/ Kaiser and Sanford Harmony webinar on 4/1 (registration link). 
  2. “Staying Connected While Physically Distant blog post; 5 ideas for social connection feat. Sanford Harmony Quick Connection Cards, and tips from content experts. 
  3. Staying Digitally Connected During COVID-19 blog post
  4. Winding Down for Better Sleep resource – Sleep Number
  5. Healthy Sleep at Every Age on-demand virtual training  Sleep Number

Partner Resources:

  1. Sanford Harmony “Harmony At Home” Toolkit  online toolkit for educators, families, and caregivers to teach vital social emotional learning (SEL) skills
  2. “Important Sleep Solutions for Teens” Katie Couric interview with Sleep Number, Healthier Generation (Kathy Higgins) & GenYouth for Medium 

FREE Virtual Workouts:

Acupressure for Stress:  Learn pressure points and how to use acupressure.

Learn Something New: Use your time at home to learn something new.  Try a free class at Coursera.

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