Working with Your Clients
Article from American Counseling Association
Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse may help clients with substance abuse disorders who may be more susceptible to COVID-19.
Social distancing and staying home during the pandemic can lead to social isolation. During these situations, many people may begin to feel a sense of social isolation and will need to work harder to maintain contact with others and a sense of community. Watch for signs of isolation’s impact on mental health and those having difficulty coping.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Warning Signs
- Suicide Prevention (US Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Military Crisis Line (US Department of Veterans Affairs)
TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT THE PANDEMIC
- Parents, caregivers and other trusted adults can help kids makes sense of what they are hearing about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- After a Crisis: How Young Children Heal (PDF)
- Ready Wrigley: Books, Posters and Check-lists for Kids and Families (CDC)
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCTSN provides education and technical assistance for parents, schools, the media and behavioral health professionals who work with traumatic stress in children.
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
NPR education reporter Cory Turner's story about what kids want to know about coronavirus spurred creation of this comic.
Article Source: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/trauma-disaster/working-with-your-clients