During this time with your children at home it is important to remember that they may be anxious, worried and upset. Answer as many questions as you can, that are age appropriate, and try to keep them calm and not feed off the fear of the unknown. Our teachers and staff can be reached by email and phone. Please reach out if you need help with assignments, food, school supplies, personal hygiene items. I know the days can get long with the kids at home. This would be a good time to read or practice basic math facts. I have included some good websites to help keep them in learning mode. If there is anything we can do please reach out to us.
* Scholastic Learn at Home
*Edgenuity (middle school and high school students have log in's)
*Fun Brain (up to grade 8)
*ABC Mouse (ages 2-8)
*Starfall (through grade 3)
*Open Culture (upper level novels)
Please be safe and know we are all figuring this out together.
** Mrs. Young with the Youth Service Center can be reached by phone at 270-798-2718 or email at Theresa.Young@cville.kyschools.us
Additional Important Numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1- 800- 273-8255
Child Protective Services 1-606-330-2192
Outbreaks can be stressful
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Worsening of chronic health problems
- Worsening of mental health conditions
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations
How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include
- Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
- Children and teens
- People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors, other health care providers, and first responders
- People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use
Take care of yourself and your community
Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
Ways to cope with stress
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.