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:
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Covid-19 Resources, 2020
Indian Health Services (IHS) COVID-19 Response in Indian Country
US Department of Veterans Affairs COVID COACH Apps 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIDA 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
Great Lakes PTTC: Moving Prevention Strategies From In-person to Virtual. 2020. NEW!
Mountain Plains PTTC: Self-Care in a Selfless Field webinar
Mid-America PTTC: Episode 28: Transitioning to Virtual Services
Mountain Plains MHTTC: Covid-19 Resources
New England MHTTC: Guiding Principles: Resilience and Recovery
National American Indian & Alaskan Native: Secondary Trauma: How Providers Can Cope; Prevention in Our Native American Communities. July 6, 2020.
Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC: Provider Well-being webinar
Pacific Southwest MHTTC: Virtual learning guide for working from home
Pacific Southwest MHTTC: Supporting others after a crisis and loss
Northwest MHTTC: CBT for Anxiety
Prevention Specific Resources
Resources for Educators
Great Lakes PTTC: Moving Prevention Strategies From In-person to Virtual. 2020.
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
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
Grit. Angela L. Duckworth (2019). Vermilion