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from Prevention Specialist Sherry Thompson

While health and physical safety are important, it is also important to be aware of how your children are feeling and thinking about the crisis.

Here are some ways that you can support your children during the Coronavirus Crisis:

  • Try to keep a daily routine. Children need routine and making a family schedule together will help them feel included.  In the daily schedule try to include education time, rest time, exercise, chores and family fun.
  • Keep things positive but keep them informed. Be mindful of what information that you do share.
  • Limit screen time.
  • *Most of all be consistent and don’t forget to take of yourself so that you can take care of others.

Resources if you or your family need extra support:

  • Child Crisis: 415-970-3800
  • Safe & Sound 24 Hour Parent Talk Line: 415-441-5437
  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text MYLIFE to 741741
  • Trevor Project Hotline: 866-488-7386
  • Huckleberry House 24 Hour Teen Crisis Hotline: 415-621-2929
  • Mental Health, Food Pantry, and Medical Resources http://www.freeprintshop.org/

For more ideas, read: THE NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  publicinformation@rappahannockareacsb.org.  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources