Hope At Home - Parent Resources
Have your child’s classes been canceled?
Are you looking for ways to keep you and your family mentally and physically healthly under quarantine? You’re not alone.
Hope Squad is here to help. Below, you’ll find resources to help your child and maintain your mental and physical health.
Helping Your Child
Staying mentally healthy when you’re stressed, tired, or under quarantine can be difficult.
Below, you’ll find resources to help your child and expand the dialogue about mental health in your home.
Hope Squad Family Lessons: Mental health lessons for the whole family (English/Spanish)
Projects & Learning:
Scholastic: Day-by-day projects
PBS Kids: Resources and activities
Discovery & Nature:
Monterey Bay Aquarium (Live Cam)
Explore.org: Explore the world’s largest live nature camera network, with free live webcam streams of various zoos, nature reserves, aquariums and more
KidsActivities.com: Take a virtual field trip
Watch the Metropolitan Opera (7:30 PM EST, available through 3:30 PM the next day)
Tour the Louvre in Paris, France
Tour more than 1,200 museums, galleries, and historical sites
Mental Health & Mindfulness:
Hope Squad: 30-Day Family Challenge (PDF)
Hope Squad: Self-Care Bingo (PDF)
Hope Squad: Gratitude Journal (PDF)
Hope Squad: Learn more about teletherapy (PDF)
Child Mind Institute: Daily tips, videos, activities, and resources to support your family during quarantine
Project YES – Coping skills training for teens
Show kids how mindfulness works
The Parent Guide to Resilience
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families During COVID-19
How to Access and Afford Mental Health Treatment During the Coronavirus
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Resources to support mental health and coping with COVID-19
NAMI: Coronavirus mental health coping strategies
Child Mind Institute: How to avoid passing anxiety on to your kids
Recommendations for Children and Parents: Managing Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19
Child Mind Institute: Managing anger and frustration
Child Mind Institute: Supporting teenagers and young adults during the Coronavirus crisis
The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ youth mental health and suicide prevention
Firearm suicide and COVID-19: Mitigating risk during a pandemic
Maintaining Your Health
Maintaining your physical health is crucial to protect yourself and your family members.
Exercising, maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, and eating healthy are also linked to improved mental health. Check out the following recommendations for ways to improve and maintain your physical health.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle from the American Heart Association
Recommendations from the Society of Health and Physical Educators
Down Dog App (Yoga, HIIT, Barre, and 7-minute workout apps)
Free online fitness streams and YouTube channels, etc.
Hope Squad has compiled education resources to help your child learn from home.
edHelper.com: Printable math/writing worksheets (Grades K-5)
Educational Insights: Reading, spelling, math, and activity worksheets (Grades K-6)
Education Modified: Resources to help your child work at home
Great Minds: Daily instructional videos for language arts, math, and science (Grades K-12)
Hand2Mind: Daily lessons and activities (Grades K-5)
Parents Brittanica: Articles, activities, and resources for parents
MATHia: Math coaching (Grades 6-12)
Carnegie Learning Long + Live + Math: Math lessons, skills practice, and learning videos (Grades 6-12)
Casio: Web-based mathematics software
Casio: Online graphing calculator
iknowit: Over 500 math activities, lessons, and explanations (Grades K-5)
iRobot: Virtual and offline coding projects (Grades K-8)
Big Universe: Free access to more than 17,000 eBooks
Crisis Text Line: Service is free, available 24/7, and connects texters to trained crisis counselors
- United States: Text HOME to 741741
- Canada: Text HOME to 686868
- UK: Text HOME to 85258
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trevor Project LifeLine for LGBQT+ youth
- Call 1-866-488-7386
- Text START to 678678 for TrevorText
- TrevorChat available on the website
NAMI: National helpline/warmline directory (PDF)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
SAMHSA also has a national helpline for 24/7 treatment referral for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Helping Your Child Understand COVID-19:
Talking to Children About Disease
Talking to Children about COVID-19
NAMI: Information and Resources