Additional Resources

This is a difficult time for all of us for so many reasons. We would like to help in a small way by providing additional resources that may help educate and reduce anxiety levels for you and your children. We will add new activities to this page each week, as well as update it with other valuable resources we find.

Calming Activities

Try one these relaxing activities we’ve created:

Print out these robot stretches to use as coloring pages:

Emotional Support

BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

Anxiety & Stress:
What To Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebener
Sometimes I’m Anxious by Poppy O’Neill
A Kids Book About Anxiety by Ross Szabo
How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? by Jayneen Sanders

Body & Mindfulness
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere by Kira Willey
Mindfulness for Little Ones: Playful Activities to Foster Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Joy in Kids by Hiedi France, Ed.D

Grief & Loss:
Slumberkins Sprite by Kelly Oriard, Callie Christensen, Theresa Thomson
Memories Matter: Activities for Grieving Children & Teen by the Dougy Center

Emotional Awareness & Self Esteem
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
The Cat’s Got My Tongue- A Book About Shyness and Performance Anxiety by Dr. Harmony
Listening With My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion by Gabi Garcia

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT:

Reach out to one of these amazing sources for professional help:

NYC COVID Care Hotline
1-844-863-9314
Thousands of mental health professionals have signed up to provide free online mental health services to New Yorkers. Open to all NY residents.

NYC COVID Worker Care Network
For NY essential workers or the family of essential workers, this NYC-based volunteer network of 1500+ mental health professionals, life coaches, spiritual care providers, organizers, and crisis line operators ready to offer free support in this time of incredible need.

Teen Counseling
An online platform where teens from ages 13-19 can get help from a licensed therapist online. Resources also available for parents. contact@teencounseling.com

Talkspace
Online and mobile therapy company based in New York City for ages 18+.

Better Help
Online counseling and therapy services for children and adults are provided through web-based interaction as well as phone and text.

Amwell
This is a good psychiatry resource for an initial assessment for people 18+.

Pride Counseling
LGBTQ+ focused counseling for people of all ages who identify as LBGTQ+. contact@pridecounseling.com

MD Live
For assessments/intakes.

Additional Hotlines for Immediate Help:
National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Talking About Race With Children

BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

For Adults:
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

For Kids:
A Kids Book About Racism, by Jelani Memory
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, by Anastasia Higginbotham
Racism Explained to my Daughter, by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Read-Alouds for Kids:
Woke Read Alouds

ONLINE RESOURCES:

Top 5 Reason Well Meaning White Parents Do Not Discuss Race with Their White Children

Talking about Race: An excellent online resource put out by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Raising Anti-racist White Children: Online training for parents and educators on how to prepare white children in our increasingly multiracial society. 

Raising Race Conscious Children: providing training and resources for engaging children about race.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race