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Mental Health for Care Providers
Mental Health resources intended to support children, youth, and resource families.
This piece from the American Academy of Pediatrics covers some ways parents and caregivers can help themselves, their families, and their children with special health care needs meet their safety, growth, and health care needs during COVID-19.
The CMHO database search provides access to child and youth mental health centres across the province that provide free counselling and supports for families. They include virtual, phone, and in-person walk-in clinics with sessions available for children, youth, and caregivers without a referral or an OHIP card.
Caring for Kids has created a page that guides caregivers through ways that children may react to stressful public events, how to support children experiencing anxiety, and when to speak with a medical professional.
Children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic.
Children with ADHD have had many of their supports disrupted, and many are struggling to meet behavioural expectations. The Child Mind Institute has put together a list of ways to support children with ADHD during the pandemic.
This piece provides information on how to foster children’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides a helpful dual focus between the responsibilities of direct caregivers as well as responsibilities of communities and governments.