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Helping Kids Cope with Covid-19

Covid-19 has kids at home away from friends, classroom, summer camp, and their usual routines.  We recommend you explore some of the opportunities listed below to engage with your kids. If you know of others. Let us know. 


We hope these are helpful for you. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or one of our family of SCL, Day Hab, Respite, CDAC providers. 


For exercises to help improve reading skills, check out this list of resources from: We Are Teachers. 


Active minds have recommendations on how young adults can manage their mental health while distanced from their peers: While PBS has tips on how to talk to kids about COVID-19 

Resources for families and caregivers

Our daily lives have changed as well as our interactions with others as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

For FREE, confidential virtual counseling specifically to Iowans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Call: 1-844-902-3770. Or Text: CHATBUDDY to 85511

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Resources for providers

SCL, Respite Precautions for COVID-19

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Community resources

Psychosocial treatments

Psychosocial treatments include different types of psychotherapy and social and vocational training, and aim to provide support, education and guidance to people with mental illness and their families. Psychosocial treatments are an effective way to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families. They can lead to fewer hospitalizations and less difficulties at home, at school and at work.