The United States has declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Over 140,000 children have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, or caregiver from COVID-19, adding more stress to children and their families.
The purpose of this toolkit is to supply school-based mental health providers with resources to support students, parents, and school personnel who may be experiencing grief and/or mental fatigue as a result of the persistent disruptions to everyday life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional resources compiled by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network can be found on the Responding to COVID-19 School Mental Health website. Resources include best practices, trauma-informed care, telehealth tools, professional self-care, and much more.