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

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

Please click on link(s) below for more information.

Federal Resources and Information on COVID-19:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

(CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Health Services COVID-19 Response in Indian Country

US Department of Veterans Affairs COVID COACH Apps 2020

NIH COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders 2020

How to Stay Productive and Enhance Well-Balanced while Working from Home:

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.

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

  • Get dressed 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 your projects so that you can see your progress.

If you are working from home with kids check out this article, 7 Tips for Working from Home With Kids When Coronavirus Has Shut Everything Down, for ideas on how to stay productive – and well-balanced!


Technology Transfer Center (TCC) Resources:

PTTC National Coordinating Office: Pandemic Response Resources

Mountain Plains PTTC: Self-Care in a Selfless Field webinar

Mountain Plains PTTC: 

Mid-America PTTC: Episode 28: Transitioning to Virtual Services

Mountain Plains MHTTC: Covid-19 Resources

New England MHTTC: Guiding Principles: Resilience and Recovery

Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Taking Care of Yourself During a Public Health Emergency

Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Provider Well-being webinar

Pacific Southwest MHTTC: Virtual learning guide for working from home

Pacific Southwest MHTTCSupporting others after a crisis and loss

Northwest MHTTCCBT for Anxiety


Mindfulness/Resiliency/Self-Care Resources


SAMHSA Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

SAMHSA Coping tips for Traumatic events and Disasters

SAMHSA Taking Care of your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

SAMHSA Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks- Spanish

SAMSHA Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

SAMSHA Compassion, Fatigue, and Self-Care

CDC Stress and Coping management 

CDC “Prepare your health and plan ahead”


University of Utah Counseling CenterHow to Practice Mindfulness right now

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Free Guided Meditations

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

ADAA Managing Stress and Anxiety

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth (TED Talk)

Prevention Specific Resources

Carnevale Associates LLC. Substance Use Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020

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

Resources for Educators

Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Tools for Educators During a Public Health Crisis

Mountain Plains MHTTC: Tips for Educators: Supporting Parents During this Pandemic

Mountain Plains MHTTC: Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19

SAMHSA Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

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

Harvard University: Center on the Developing Child - Resilience


Doing It All Isn’t Everything: A Woman’s Guide to Harmony & Empowerment. Zeiger, C.A. & Allen, S. (1993). New Perspectives Press

Composing a Life. Mary Catherine Bateson (1989). Plume Publishing

Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives. David M. Levy (2016). Yale University Press

Modern Mindfulness: How to be More Relaxed, Focused, and Kind While Living in a Fast, Digital, Always-On World. Rohan Gunatillake (2017). St. Martin’s Press

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living. Delacorte Press, 1990

Duckworth, Angela. Grit. Vermilion, 2019

Research Articles on Resiliency:

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

Fleming, John, and Robert J Ledogar. “Resilience, an Evolving Concept: A Review of Literature Relevant to Aboriginal Research.” Pimatisiwin, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2008

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

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