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Resources for Families
- “Got Stress? Let’s Walk!” Virtual Event from Arlington’s Child and Family Service Division
Participants will participate in the Virtual Race on the AtlasGO app. The app will allow participants to record daily workouts while touring fun places, compete with others while building relationships and follow each other’s progress while rooting each other on. The participant will also be able to track their miles, post sweaty selfies, talk to people during the race and share virtual high-fives with the community. In addition, to the virtual walk the participant will be able to use other activities towards their race goal. The participant has the options to walk, run, step, bike, yoga, Pilates, meditation, gym workout, HIIT, Zumba, jump rope, indoor workout, spin, weight lifting and wheelchair options as well.
- Online Events in May from the Child and Family Services Division of Arlington County Division of Health Services
- Protecting the Mental Health of Children and Parents during COVID-19 – Strategies for keeping young children happy, engaged and emotionally supported during Covid-19
- Community Support In Challenging Times: Being a parent or caregiver is hard — even when everything is running normally! Arlington DHS-CFSD offers webinars to help parents and caregivers support children (and themselves!) in ever-changing family life.
- “In This Together” – a list of local resources for mental health support and other assistance
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- “My kid’s school is closed, so now what?” (Confident Parents, Confident Kids) – tips for dealing with stress, creating routines, handling siblings, creating a family “Coping Kit,”, and more
- NPR for Kids: Exploring the Coronavirus
- Tips for Discussing Coronavirus with Children (National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses)
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
- NBC: How to Talk to Kids
- Local Resources for Families – a helpful list of resources for mental health, food, housing, technology and more, prepared by the Arlington Career Center staff
- Arlington County’s Food/Medical/Financial Assistance Webpage
- Substance Abuse Resources – APS resources that may help with issues related to vaping, nicotine, drugs, alcohol, or addiction, specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CDC COVID-19 website
- Va. Department of Health COVID-19 webpage
- Va. Department of Health FAQ about COVID-19
- Arlington County COVID-19 webpage
- Arlington County Printable Fact Sheet
Download a Handwashing Poster for your own bathroom!
If I have safety concerns or an emergency, who do I contact?
|Arlington County Health Department||703-228-7400|
|Arlington County Mental Health Emergency Hotline||703-228-5160|