Resources for Montgomery Families

School District Guidance Website
District websites:
https://sites.google.com/mtsd.us/schoolcounselingk-4resources/home

Internet Access Resources
https://www.wyff4.com/article/spectrum-to-offer-students-free-internet-amid-covid-19-school-closures/31664071 

Comprehensive Social Services Resources:
https://www.pioneerfsc.com/resourcesinfo
https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/social-services 
Perform Care 1-877-652-7624
https://www.performcarenj.org/families/index.aspx

Area Food Banks:

Food Pantry


https://www.somersetfoodbank.org/need-help/pantries-and-warehouses/

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Self-Help Resources to Keep You Healthy During COVID-19 
https://www.bravowell.com/clevelandclinic/covid-19

Mental Health Resources:

Mindful Activities/Stress Reduction Videos
3 Part Breath Tutorial- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xoEH-zluuo
Calming 4-8 Breath- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtvAXbFM_rc
Spinal Twist- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwAkRrqbXo8
Calming the Parasympathetic Nervous System- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FpKpW0EhYo

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
https://theconversation.com/7-science-based-strategies-to-cope-with-coronavirus-anxiety-133207
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-TeachersDuring-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/SMA14-4886

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-with-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885
https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/5-ways-to-cope-with-the-news
https://www.calmmoment.com/wellbeing/how-to-cope-when-the-news-makes-you-feel-stressedand-depressed/

Talk Space – Online Therapy
https://www.talkspace.com/

Good Grief – Assistance for Grieving Children and Families 
https://good-grief.org/

Help Lines

2nd Floor Youth Helpline (Call or text): 888-222-2228
NJ Hopeline: 855-654-6735
Crisis Text Line: Text 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Youth 24 HOUR CRISIS Intervention 
IMMEDIATE DANGER THREAT – CALL 911

IF:

  • Suicidal • Homicidal • Destroying Property • Psychotic (any age)
    CALL: Bridgeway/P.E.S.S. Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service 908-526-4100
  • Family Conflict • Runaway Behavior • School Refusal • Human Trafficking (ages 0-17)
    CALL F.C.I.U. Family Crisis Intervention Unit 908-704-6330
  • Child Abuse, Neglect • Ensuring Child Safety & Well-Being (ages 0-17)
    CALL D.C.P. & P. Division of Child Protection & Permanency 877-NJ-ABUSE
  • Emotional or Behavioral Crisis • Immediate In-Home Outreach (ages 3-21)
    CALL M.R.S.S. Mobile Response Stabilization Services Perform Care 877-652-7624

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

Bilingual Services:

Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, Bridgewater 908-725-2800

Isabel Flores – Call 908-253-3165 for intake, ask for Isabel Flores to be counselor