The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is a valuable and trustworthy resource for information on preventing and treating the coronavirus and much more. We encourage you to visit and explore the site for more information.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/state-by-state-coronavirus-news/ar-BB119PB3?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP17 This link allows you to view the latest news by state.
Update your personal and emergency contact information. https://www.employeenavigator.com/benefits/Account/Login
The FFCRA creates a new category of paid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): for a “qualifying need related to a public health emergency.” The Notice can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf?
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC
Brainpop science lesson on coronavirus
How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus from PBS
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists
Protecting our Children’s’ Mental Health During the Pandemic from ACEs Connection
Pieces of Positivity: Family paints rocks for their neighborhood during COVID-19 shelter-in-place https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dallas-county/family-paints-rocks-for-their-neighborhood-during-covid-19-shelter-in-place/287-a3a6a653-f993-42d7-8fe9-5f4476d032ed
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The employee assistance program is available to assist you and your family members as you navigate the change in your daily life and the uncertainty of the situation.
This professional and confidential service is available at no charge to you and your family members. It is available 24/7 via phone (1-855-775-4357) or through the website.
To create an account go to: https://www.myacionline.com/register.aspx?CompCode=RSLI859 follow the prompts.
24 Hour nurse Line – 1-800-535-9700
Carefirst Video Visit CareFirst Video Visit
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child diagnosed with autism? Is your child enrolled in ACD? If so, then you can get remote, unlimited ABA parent or caregiver support guidance services at home. Your child doesn’t need to be present. A TRICARE-authorized, board certified behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst must provide the services. Learn more at: https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/03_30_2020_TRICARE_Extends_Temporary_Telehealth_for_ABA
Accept that there are events that you cannot control
Laugh! Look for hum in your everyday life, or watch a funny video
Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga or tai-chi for stress management.
Eat healthy, well balanced meals
Make time for hobbies, interests and relaxation
Get enough rest and sleep.
Equal Time for Breathing in and out
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Modified Lion’s Breath
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
CDC – page dedicated to stress & coping https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html