Resources for Families

Mental Health Resources

Michael’s Place – Grief support
Phone: 231-947-6453

Third Level Services – Crisis intervention/suicide prevention
24-hour Hotline: 800-442-7315 or 231-922-4800

MI Department of Education: Mental Health Toolkit

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention/suicide prevention
TrevorChat: (best accessed from a computer)
24/7 TrevorLifeline: 866-488-7386
TrevorText: text “START” to 678678 (6AM-1AM EST)

Family Assessment & Safety Team (FAST): 833-295-0616 (24/7 Hotline)
Call FAST if:

  • An individual is experiencing out of control behaviors that place him/herself at risk of harming self or others

  • An individual is expressing thoughts of suicide

  • An individual is experiencing severe stress that is resulting in a significant decline in daily and/or family functioning.

  • You just don’t know what else to do

Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

Resources to support awareness and reduce fear for children

Countering COVID-19 stigma and racism: Tips for parent and caregivers (

Trauma-Informed Response Principles

TBAISD Social-Emotional Remote Toolkit

A Parent Resource – Talking to Children about COVID-19

Video for Kids: The Mysteries of Life – Coronavirus, by BrainPOP

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, on National Public Radio (NPR)

Communicating with Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak, from MDHHS

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) COVID-19 Resource –  LINK
This resource has social stories and visual supports related to COVID-19 to help students better understand what the virus is, why schools are closed, and how they can stay healthy.  These supports can be especially effective with students with disabilities, such as those with complex communication needs or autism.

U of M Department of Psychiatry – Helping Young Kids Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Northwest lower Michigan early childhood resources: