• Coronavirus COVID-19 Response & Recovery

    Children and adults watching the news, reading content on-line and in newspapers, and overhearing others talk about the current coronavirus pandemic, may feel scared, confused, or anxious. Some may react right away, while others may show signs that they are having a difficult time later. Every person can support wellness and healing by providing, teaching, and implementing the following five resilience strategies:
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    Resources for Families
    during School Closure

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  • Free Meals at Grab & Go Food Centers

    Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools.
    Our Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals.
    To find the closest Grab & Go Food Center, please click here: https://achieve.lausd.net/resources


  • National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

  • Contact

    Pia V. Escudero, LCSW - Executive Director

    Executive Director:
    Pia V. Escudero, LCSW

    333 S. Beaudry Ave., 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    P: (213) 241-3840
    F: (213) 241-3305
  • Please know that you are not alone and we are all in this together. Here are some helpful resources

U.S. Department of Education: COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health



California Department of Public Health



World Health Organization



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Share Facts About COVID-19



Stop the Spread of Germs

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Germ Awareness: Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands

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CDC Campaign: How to Wash Your Hands

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COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment



Self-Care Resources:  

As we work together to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and prevent suicides, it is vitally important that we take care of ourselves. During this stressful time, we remind you all, to place an emphasis on your own self-care. Take time to breathe, meditate, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically. We encourage you to visit the EMM resource center where you will find self-care articles, graphics, and tips to share on social media


Crisis Text Line (24/7):  

Text LA to 741741 


County of Los Angeles Resources: 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Line: 1.800.854.7771  

Los Angeles County Community Resources Information Line: 2-1-1 


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services: 

Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSA): 424.362.2901  

Survivors After Suicide (SAS): 424.362.2912 for (SAS) adults and 424.362.2911 for (SAS) teens.  


Mental Health Association of San Francisco: 

CA Peer-Run Warm Line 

Toll Free: 1-855-845-7415 

Web Chat: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/ 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) 

Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454 

TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889) 

Veterans: press 1 or text 838255; Para español, oprima el numero 2  

Website in English: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

Website in Spanish: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol 


Teen Line: 

Teen Line: Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST or Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to receive person teen-to-teen education and support. 

The Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for peer-run non-emergency emotional support.  


Trevor Project – Trevor Lifeline:  

Toll Free: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386) 

SMS: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (3pm-10pm, Monday-Friday) 


SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 

Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español) 

SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746 

SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746 

TTY: 1-800-846-8517 

Website in English: https://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov 

Website in Spanish: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/espanol

SAMHSA: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks 

SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Social Distancing 


Department of Mental Health:

What to do if I feel scared or nervous about the Coronavirus?


Facing History and Ourselves- Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism:



• The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping
  during COVID-19 for children and caregivers, as well as guidance for higher education

• The Child Mind Institute has published a resource on how to talk to young people about

• The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.

• The American College Health Association has created a guide to help college health staff and
  campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.

• The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other  
  research on COVID-19.

• Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some
  science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

• Self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise,
  among other tips for practicing good self-care.

  • CDC: Mental Health & Coping During Covid-19

  • CDC: Stigma and Resilience During Covid-19

  • CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Staying emotionally connected as a community even if we temporarily become more physically isolated is critical to all our mental health.  Learn more at Community Connections in Times of Physical Separation.


California Youth Crisis Line:

Call or Text: 1-800-843-5200 (English and español)



How Much Coronavirus News Should You Watch?

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This guide provides information for parents and caregivers about the infectious disease COVID-19. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family – both physically and emotionally – and what they can to do help their family cope.

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

This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping students manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.  


Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Parents/Guardians - How to talk to children/youth about the Coronavirus

Children - What to do if I feel scared or nervous about the Coronavirus?

Teens - What to do if I feel scared or nervous about the Coronavirus?


National Geographic

Talking to kids about coronavirus

  • Coalition for Youth Financial Resources for Those Impacted by COVID-19 CDC - Information on Coronavirus Disease CDC - FAQs

  • Wellness Programs on-line classes

    Yoga for the Mind & Body videos

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