Resources to Care for Ourselves, Our Work, and Our Clients During These Challenging Times

 
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The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center has compiled a list of relevant resources to help you during these uncertain times

Please click on the link(s) below for more information:

 

Federal Resources and Information on COVID-19:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information, (Webpage). SAMHSA. 2020.

COVID Coach app, (Mobile App). National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs. 2020.

COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits, (Toolkits). CDC. 2020.

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Blog post by Dr. Nora Volkow, (Webpage). National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). 2020.

COVID-19 Response in Indian Country, (Webpage). Indian Health Services (IHS). 2020.

Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focusing on Children and Youth, (Webpage). SAMHSA. 2018.

Federal Covid-19 Resources for HHS Region 8, (Resource Document). US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 2020.

SAMHSA Disaster Mobile App, (Mobile App). SAMHSA. January 2014. 


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Adjusting to Virtual Settings:

Virtual Reality for Behavioral Health Workforce Development in the Era of COVID-19, (Research Article). Cross-Technology Transfer Center Workgroup, February 2021. 

Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in a Virtual Environment, (Webinar). Northwest PTTC, July 2020. 

Telehealth Clinical and Technical Considerations for Mental Health Providers, (Document). Pacific Southwest MHTTC, May 2020. 

Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health, (Webinar Series). Mountain Plain MHTTC, June 2020. 

Supporting Prevention Efforts Through Virtual Settings, (Webinar Series). Mountain Plains PTTC, April 2020. 

Thriving in an Online Work Environment, (Course). Collaboration: MPHTC, RMPHTC, Region IV PHTC, May 2020. 

Mindfulness/Resiliency/Self-Care Resources:

If you're like a lot of professionals, your office has advised you to stay home during the pandemic, and you are trying to figure out how to get into a regular routine. You may have worked remotely before, but with physical distancing and school closures, you've probably been a little more distracted than normal. 

Here are some tips to help you establish a new normal: 

  • Get dress and ready for the day
  • Have a dedicated work space, even if it's the kitchen table. 
  • Block out time for work - take breaks and stop when you have completed your work day. 
  • Employ virtual socializing while maintaining physical distance.
  • Track you projects so that you can see your progress

 

Federal:

Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress, (Publication). SAMHSA, October 2020. 

Coping tips for Traumatic events and Disasters, (Webpage). SAMHSA. December 2020.

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks, (Fact Sheet). SAMHSA. March 2020. 

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak, (Fact Sheet). SAMHSA. April 2020. 

Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue, (Fact Sheet). SAMSHA, July 2020. 

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization, (Brochure). SAMHSA, November 2017. 

Understanding Compassion Fatigue, (Publication). SAMSHA. 2014. 

Stress and Coping management, (Webpage). CDC. December 2020. 

 

Spanish

Consejos para sobrevivientes de una pandemia: Control del estrés (Spanish version ofTips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress), (Publication). SAMHSA, May 2021. 

Consejos para sobrevivientes de un desastre u otro acontecimiento traumático: Cómo enfrentar la re-traumatización (Spanish Version of Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Dealing with Re-Traumatization), (Publication). SAMHSA, May 2021. 

Consejos para prodesionales de la salud: Cómo enfrentar el estrés y la fatiga por comasión (Spanish Version of Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue), (Publication). SAMHSA, May 2021. 

Cómo lidiar con el estrés durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa (Spanish Version of Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks), (Publication). SAMHSA. March 2016.

 

Other:

Staying Mindful When You're Working Remotely, (Article). Harvard Business Review, March 2021. 

Compassion Fatigue and Resilience: Strategies for School Based Health Center Providers, (Recorded Webinar). National Council for Behavior Health, December 2020. 

Add a Little Play to Your Day: Feeling stressed? Maybe you should decompress: three expert ways to add a little more play to your day, (Web Article). January 2021. 

Coping-19, (Website). AdCouncil & CDC. 2020. 

Free Guided Meditations, (Voice Recordings on Webpage). 2017. UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth, (TED Talk, YouTube Video). May 2013. 

How to Practice Mindfulness right now, (Webpage). University of Utah Counseling Center. September 2020. 

Managing Stress and Anxiety, (Webpage). Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). 2020.

Self-Care during the Corona Virus Pandemic 2020, (Webpage). National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 2020.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty, (Webpage). American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). March 2020. 

Thinking About Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts Through a Science-Informed, Early Childhood Lens, (Article). Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, April 2020. 

 

Worksheets:

Compassion Satisfaction/Fatigue Worksheet, (Downloadable/Printable Self Assessment). Professional Quality of Life Scale (PROQOL). 2012.

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet, (Downloadable/Printable Self Assessment). The .PDF automatically downloads to computer when link is clicked. 


Prevention Specific Resources:

Reduce your risk of serious lung disease caused by Corona virus by quitting smoking and vaping, (Web Article). UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. 2020. 

Substance Use Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic, (Policy Brief). Carnevale Associates, LLC. 2020. 


Resources for Educators:

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, (Fact Sheet). SAMHSA.

Children and Disasters. Disaster Prevention to Meet Children's Needs, (Webpage). American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 2020.

The Emotional Impact of Disaster on Children and Families, (Informational Packet). AAP Pan American Health Organization. 2006.

Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time, (Lessons & Activities). National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA).

Resilience, (Webpage).  Harvard University: Center on the Developing Child. 

TTC Specific Resources for Educators: 

Best Practices and Helpful Considerations for Responding to Traumatic Stress in Schools for School Staff, (Webinar on August 11). Mountain Plains MHTTC, August 2021. 

Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19, (Recorded Webinar). Mountain Plains MHTTC. April 2020. 

Tools for Educators During a Public Health Crisis, (Infographic). Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC. March 2020. 

Tips for Educators: Supporting Parents During this Pandemic, (Recorded Webinar). Mountain Plains MHTTC. April 2020. 


Research Articles on Resiliency:

Resilient People have lessons to offer, and USC researchers are listening. Connie Sommer. USC News. July 2, 2019.

Resilience, an Evolving Concept: A Review of Literature Relevant to Aboriginal Research. FlemingJohn and Ledogar, Robert J. Pimatisiwin, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Summer 2008.

Resilience Thinking: Integrating Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability. Folke, Carl, et al.  Ecology and Society, vol. 15, no. 4, 2010. JSTOR.

How Resilience Works. Coutu, Diane. Harvard Business Review, May 2002.


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