Parent Guide: Behavior Supports/Community Resources
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- Connect families with online community resources,
- List websites that provide support for parents and children dealing with mental health/behavior issues,
- Gather online supports for students in special education,
- Link families to activities that facilitate the development of healthy social and emotional learning skills
In addition to this guide, I can be reached by phone during my virtual office hours: Monday - Friday; 9am - 10am, at (458) 205-5326. If you need support for your student(s) while you are at home, please call me. Or you can email me at email@example.com and I will respond as soon as I can.
BrianBrian Middleton MS
South Lane School District
- Seven Ways to Support Kids & Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: Helpful tips during a time of anxiety and stress
- South Lane Mental Health: Compassionate mental health services, support, and advocacy. Click here to go to website or call: 541-942-3939
- South Lane Co. Resource Guide: Comprehensive list of resources available to families.
- Direction Service Counseling Center: 576 Olive St., Suite 307, Eugene 541-344-7303. Outpatient counseling/mental health support to adults, children (18 months and older), adolescents, and families. Private insurance and OHP accepted.
- Positive Behavior Supports For Families At Home: How to support students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.
- Crisis Response Team: 1-888-989-9990. Crisis Response Program: Looking Glass/SCAR Jasper/The Child Center. Operates a 24-hur, 7 day-a-week crisis line for parents of children up to age 18 to call when their child is having an immediate mental health, emotional, or behavioral crisis. Trained crisis responders provide assistance to parents over the phone and, if necessary, can deploy a 2-person team to the family home to respond directly to the crisis. Short-term respite for children is also available when needed.
- Center for Community Counseling: 1465 Coburg Rd., Eugene; 541-344-0620. Ten-week Changing Anger for Parents class offered three times a year, sliding-fee scale, free on-site childcare. Pre-registration required. This class is not designed for those who are court-mandated.
- Catholic Community Services: 1025 G St., Springfield; 541-345-3628, ext. 311. Support to help families find resources to reduce stress factors and increase opportunities for success. Serves all of Lane County.
- First Place Family Center/St. Vincent de Paul: 1995 Amazon Parkway, Eugene; 541-342-7728. Services for families with children under 18. Includes food, kitchen, day shelter, free laundry, showers, phone, phone messages, mail service, use of computer with internet access, Night Shelter and Overnight Parking Program, clothing vouchers (certain restrictions apply).
- Food For Lane County - Drive-up Food Distribution: 541-343-2822. Countywide distribution of emergency and supplemental food. Services include emergency food boxes and no-cost meal sites for people with low income who are hungry or at risk of hunger. Call for site locations and hours.
- Lane County WIC Program (Women Infant & Children Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program): 151 West 7th Ave., Rm 210, Eugene 541-682-4202 Supplemental food and nutrition education program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children up to age 5. Services include nutrition and feeding information, breastfeeding help, referrals to community resources, vouchers for healthy food. Eligibility based on screening and income.
- Looking Glass Station 7 ~ Project Safe Place: 2485 Roosevelt Blvd., Eugene Crisis: 1-888-689-3111. Emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth (ages 11 – 17) provides 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency transportation, and family reconciliation.
- ShelterCare Family Housing Programs: 969 Highway 99 North, Eugene; 541-689-7156. Emergency housing for families who are homeless, assistance with finding rental housing, employment, and income searches. Also, transitional and permanent housing for individuals experiencing homelessness and a psychiatric disability.
- Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) ~ Child Welfare Programs (CWP): Abuse/Neglect Reports: 541-686-7555 Willamette Street Office, 1899 Willamette St., Eugene 541-686-7555 West Eugene Family Center, 2101 West 11th Ave., Eugene 541-686-7722 Gateway Center, 1040 Harlow Rd., Springfield 541-726-6644 Protection, foster care, and adoptions.
- Assault Support Services (SASS): 541-343-7277 or 1-800-788-4727; 591 West 19th Ave., Eugene (drop-in center) Office/TDD: 541-484-9791 Services for survivors of sexual abuse/assault, their friends, and family. 24-hour crisis support line and on-call advocacy.
- Family Resource Centers of Lane County Bethel Village Family Center, Eugene 541-461-6424, ext. 3061 Cottage Grove/Creswell: A Primary Connection 541-942-4967 Junction City Family Resource Network 541-998-2386 Marcola Family Resource Center 541-933-2411, ext. 1216 McKenzie Family Resource Center 541-822-1108 or 541-822-1110 Oakridge-Westfir Family Resource Center 541-782-3281 Pleasant Hill Family Connections 541-736-0493 Springfield Family Resource Centers 541-744-6769. Many offer services in Spanish. Contact center in your area for location, hours of operation, and specific services.
- Looking Glass Counseling Program: 20 East 13th Ave., Eugene 541-484-4428 Outpatient mental health treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Individual, family, and group therapy. Family-focused, skill-based, and trauma-informed services. Locations in Eugene, Cottage Grove, Junction City, Veneta, and Oakridge. OHP, private insurance, and sliding-fee scale.
- Womenspace: Crisis Line: 541-485-6513 or 1-800-281-2800; 1577 Pearl St., Suite 400, Eugene Office: 541-485-8232 P.O. Box 50127; Eugene, OR 97405 (mail). Resources for Families Prevention of domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support services for survivors in claiming personal power.
- Jasper Mountain: Crisis Response Program Hotline: 1-888-989-9990 37875 Jasper-Lowell Rd., Jasper, OR; Jasper Mountain: 541-747-1235; 89124 Marcola Rd., Springfield, OR; SAFE Center: 541-741-7402. Intensive mental health treatment for children (ages 4 – 13) includes residential treatment, day treatment school, therapeutic foster care, crisis stabilization, and partner in 24-hour Crisis Response Program (see Helplines).
- KIDS FIRST (Forensic Intervention Response & Support Team): 2675 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene 541-682-3938. Provides intervention and advocacy for children who are victims of, or witnesses to crime.
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- Understood: Website for parents of students with attention and focus issues
- Autism Speaks: Website for parents with children with autism
- Think:Kids: Website focusing on parents and students working together to help children solve behavior issues
- Kids Mental Health Info: Website providing information/support on children's well-being and mental health issues
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- Resource List beneficial for children with autism during the COVID-19 school closures: Games, videos, activities and curriculum.
Tips and Resources To Help Families During COVID-19
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- Virtual Calming Room. Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to work through difficult times. This Virtual Calming Room was designed to assist in identifying different strategies for managing emotions.
- YouTube: Teens and Young Adults and the Unique Challenges They Face During this Pandemic. Discussion of life strategies and loss, choices regarding the feelings of anger and anxiety, staying connected in new ways and old ways, creating community and supporting all those around to stay safe.
- PBS Kids: Online Feeling Games
- PLAYWORKS: 12 Online Games to Teach/Develop Social-Emotional Learning
- CenterVention: Online Social/Emotional Learning Activities. Lessons, activities, and printables.
Free Online Social Emotional Activities & Games to help kids with frustrations, acting out, and impulse control.
- Autism Social Stories Playlist 1: No Kicking or Biting When I Get Upset
- Socio-Emotional Learning Videos for Elementary School Students: There are many different videos in this category. This link will connect you to a general YouTube search of socio-emotional learning videos for elementary students. Use this link to search for videos you feel would be appropriate for your child.
- Socio-Emotional Learning Videos for Middle School StudentsThere are many different videos in this category. This link will connect you to a general YouTube search of socio-emotional learning videos for middle school students. Use this link to search for videos you feel would be appropriate for your child.
- Anger Anxiety Strategies
- Calming Strategies and Visuals
- Mental Health and Autism Support Resources
- Social Stories. Used to teach particular social skills, such as identifying important cues in a given situation; taking another's point of view; understanding rules, routines, situations, upcoming events or abstract concepts; and understanding expectations.
- Visual Supports for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- EBook: Captain Corona & the 19 COVID Warriors Amid this scary time of quarantines, social distancing, and the spread of COVID-19, children (and adults!) need to see the good things that are happening – and all of the helpers as well.
- A Kids Book About COVID-19
- A Kids Book About COVID-19_Spanish Version
- Coronavirus A Book For Children
- Just For Kids/Teens. A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus. English and Spanish Versions. Scroll to middle of page to view the comic.
- OT Sensory Motor Activities for Children. Fun and engaging activities. Newsletter Week 1 - Bugs
- OT Sensory Motor Activities for Children. Calming and alerting tools to help children self regulate. Newsletter Week 2 - Self-Regulation
- OT Sensory Motor Activities for Children. Writing, painting, movement, calming breathing, foodie activities. Newsletter Week 3 - Rainbows
- OT Sensory Motor Activities for Children. Sensory activities that explore sand writing, water activity, building a sandwich. Newsletter Week 4 - Beach
- OT Activity Corner for Middle Schoolers. Engaging activities focused around the beach! Painting, movement, and more. Week 4 - Beach
- OT Sensory Motor Activities for Children. Constellations, water color painting, learn to draw a star. Learning how to Wear a Mask - Tips. Newsletter Week 5 - Night Sky
- OT Activity Motor Activities for Children. Sensory activities that explore lemons. Invisible Ink experiment, stamping, setting up a lemonade stand, YouTube, Lemon Volcano and more! Newsletter Week 6 - Lemons