Wellness Resources for Community Supports

Educators, occupational therapists, and social workers can use these resources for support in continuous learning needs.

The changing role of the school social worker

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has provided clear guidance as school social workers’ roles change during this health crisis. Read their recommendations and discover a host of supporting resources.

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Ethical exceptions for social workers

Is the social work Code of Ethics being comprised during the COVID-19 pandemic? The New Social Worker magazine addresses current challenges, exceptions, and how to best manage these exceptional circumstances.

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Aunt Bertha – The Social Care Network

An impressive database of social service agencies. Find the following services by zip-code: housing, food, financial, medical health care, behavioral/mental health services, and more.

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Parent & caregiver guide to helping families cope with coronavirus.

Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce your stress and help calm anxieties. This resource helps you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family – physically and emotionally – and what you can do to cope.

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Telemental health informed consent

Social workers can use this document as a sample telemental health informed consent form as provided by the National Association of Social Workers.

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Q&A: Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak

This Q&A from the Federal Department of Education outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the practitioners and support workers serving these children.

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Social Work Practice Using Technology

As barriers arise in providing direct social work services to students, these standards provide guidance to best practice in the use of technology in social care and community support work.

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Considerations for the Delivery of School Psychological Telehealth Services

As a school psychologist, what are the most important considerations that come with providing telehealth services? The National Association of School Psychologists provides guidance.

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FERPA FAQs on Student Privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) safety and emergency exceptions have been provided by the Department of Education. These exceptions allow schools to take into account the totality of the circumstance and make determinations on a case-by-case basis.

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Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19

As school psychologist and social workers are being asked to engage in virtual service delivery on a short-term basis, this article outlines considerations for technology, record keeping, privacy, and validity of measures.

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Schedule Wellness Time with this Menu of Resources

We all know that creating a schedule can be really helpful, especially while we are practicing social distancing and spending more time in our homes. We also know that it can be really fun to try new things that can jumpstart our imaginations for what health might look like while we have more time to invest in our wellness at home! This document, which will continue to be updated throughout the season, is a Menu of Resources from Sources of Strength to help us continue to “work the wheel” and practice growing our strengths.

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Talking with Children about COVID-19

This article for professionals and caregivers provides clear guidance on how to have honest and accurate conversations with children.

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Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During COVID-19

How has implementing Part B, 504 Plans and Part C services changed during the COVID-19 outbreak? The responses presented in this document provide guidance on the interpretation of applicable statutory or regulatory requirements and facts.

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Statewide Resources

Kansas State has provided a range of resources to support communities during COVID-19.

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