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Family Resources

Contact your School Counselors:

Shannon Walsh

Shaniqua Person


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network


The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the New Coronavirus by

Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Tips for Handling Work and Kids During COVID-19 Isolation by

Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID-19) by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


• The Virginia Department of Education offers COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School Age Children, a webpage that addresses testing, grading and grade point averages, graduation requirements and continuity of learning, and helping your child be resilient.

• The Virginia Department of Health has activated a public information line, 877-ASK-VDH3, for questions from residents about COVID-19. Questions can also be e-mailed to

Many Hampton Roads organizations are providing support and assistance to families during this challenging time:

Essential employees can call 1-866-543-7852 to identify childcare options open to them thanks to EVMS Minus 9 to 5.

Non-Medical Assistance
Need assistance due to the coronavirus crisis? Contact United Way of South Hampton Roads. The United Way is coordinating an expansive
network of nonprofit agencies to connect people to resources. Call the hotline at 757-858-7777 or online at

Keep Up with Information on the Coronavirus
Check out these trusted resources for keeping the public updated:
• Centers for Disease Control:
• The World Health Organization:
• Virginia Department of Health:
• Virginia Department of Education: