COVID-19 Closure
COVID-19 ClosureAll schools will be closed for the duration of the public health emergency, as stated by Governor Evers. 
Updates can be found at: www.ecasd.us/COVID-19.

For At-Home Learning Resources, Checklists and resources, go to: www.ecasd.us/at-home-learning
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Mental Health Resources

Taking good care of yourself and your family during these uncertain and ever changing times is critical.  If you or anyone you know is struggling or having a hard time concerning their mental health please reach out as follows:

If your concern is an emergency, please call 911

For a Mental Health crisis, please call:

  • Northwest Connections 1-888-552-6642
  • National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Wisconsin HOPELINE text HOPELINE 741741
 

You can also learn about many other resources available to support youth mental health in our brochure by clicking here

SBMH
If your child is currently participating in School Based Mental Health (SBMH) services and you have not yet heard from your child’s therapist, please contact them or your school counselor.
 
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
 Regardless of a child’s age, he or she may feel upset or have other strong emotions after an emergency. Some children react right away, while others may show signs of difficulty much later. How a child reacts, and the common signs of distress can vary according to the child’s age, previous experiences, and how the child typically copes with stress.  Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When adults react calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for children. The links below are for some great resources for helping children cope.  It's a good idea to learn different strategies to cope, including:
Take Care of Yourself:
Eat Healthy
Get Enough Sleep
Self-regulate: 
Mindfulness- Cosmic Kids, GoNoodle, Mindfulness For Teens, Stop, Think and Breathe** (App), Fluidity** (App)
Be Creative:
Drawing - Mandala Online Coloring Pages
Painting
Exercise:
Go for a walk
Yoga - Cosmic Kids, GoNoodle, Yoga for Teens, Stop, Think and Breathe** (App)
Share Your Thoughts:
Talking with someone
Journaling
Talk with Someone
Seek Professional Help if needed

**(App) - These Apps can be downloaded through the Self-Service app on iPad

Websites
 NAMI Basics on Demand – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a course for parents or caregivers of children/adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but haven’t yet gotten a formal diagnosis. It provides you with strategies for coping, education and information.

Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders in Children: Information for Parents - Recognize the difference between developmentally appropriate signs of anxiety and those that may need additional services or support. Learn strategies to implement at home for supporting children that demonstrate the more typical responses to anxiety.

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) 6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal - For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak who are feeling anxious, isolated and disappointed, know this: you are not alone. Expert adolescent psychologist, Dr. Lisa Damour, shares what you can do to practice self-care and look after your mental health.

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting From COVID-19 – The National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) provides tips for helping your child cope during COVID-19.  The website also has other resources for coping and explaining COVID-19 which are available online or for download and in multiple languages.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's school counselor.  You can call them and leave a message or email them.  Also check your schools web page for additional information and supports.