No one is returning to Art and Design with the impression that this school year is in any way “normal”. There are a number of services that ART AND DESIGN provides both inside and outside of the classroom! We are here not just for our students but for your entire family! Please refer to the contact page and reach out to any staff member listed for assistance.
Additionally, we have renewed our partnership with the Association to Benefit Children (ABC), whose clinical support in social work and training for student groups and staff will be instrumental in making Art and Design a place of learning with the right mental health supports.
Mindfullness and Mental Health for You
CHILD-MIND INSTITUTE – COPING THROUGH COVID
NASP: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (guidelines in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Korean, French, and Vietnamese)
Drawing Classes with Famous Illustrators (this one might be fun for you and the kids! Carson Ellis is one of our favorite illustrators and she has an amazing instagram thing going.)
Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/pep20-01-01-006_508_0.pdf
Caring for Children in a Disaster: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html
(snippet from artherapy.org)
Resources for the Public
If you need help, please text SHARE to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line. You can also call The Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to free and confidential support and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Check out the Quarantine Family Toolkit by Kristin Ramsey, ATR-BC, LPC, which offers suggestions and resources on how to talk with children about COVID-19, a sample daily schedule for working/learning at home, online apps, podcasts and other resources for daily activities, mindfulness activities and short guided muscle relaxation script, as well as many art activities instructions and examples.
Resources for addressing COVID-19 — The National Council for Behavioral Health offers resources to help manage coronavirus-related anxiety and to communicate with your kids about this crisis among other topics. Behavioral health care workers will also find resources including telehealth best-practices and implications for certain vulnerable client groups.