This month, focus on creating joy by helping others during the holiday season. Bring kindness to your group, school, or neighborhood with these ideas.
Tragic news is reported every day. Sometimes these events can cause distress to people of all ages. Although you may try to avoid having your children see upsetting reports about violence or natural disasters, you can’t always be successful. Use these resources to help you navigate a difficult conversation:
- Learn how children perceive the news and how to talk to them about what they see with these tips from KidsHealth.
- Call SAMHSA’s DistressLine for immediate crisis counseling. If you or your child needs support, call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs”to 66746 for help 24/7 in English, Spanish, and for those with hearing disabilities.
- If you are in a Winter Park Consortium School, contact your school’s CHILL counselor.
The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC, nutritional assistance programs and various services that promote self-sufficiency.
View the Hunger Hotline flyers below: