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Family Resources

Whole Child Lessons
For students and families, the closure of schools and COVID-19 may cause emotional stress.  Below you will find resources and lessons created by the Tacoma School District in Washington to help keep families safe, healthy, challenged, engaged, and supported.  This is a stressful time, but together, we'll get through it.
Mental and Social-Emotional Health
South Bay Families Connected has curated a variety of resources for South Bay families.  In order to help parents and caregivers in their goal of protecting their children's mental health during this challenging time, they are updating this resource page with trusted national resources, expert advice, and informative articles.
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages.
California Parent and Youth Helpline
Beach Cities Health District has shared family resources for MindUP, the social-emotional learning curriculum used in the RBUSD elementary schools.
Second Step, the social-emotional learning curriculum used in the RBUSD middle schools, has created a resource site, full of social-emotional lessons for K-8, in response to COVID-19.
Crisis Hotlines
1-800-273-8255 (English)
1-888-628-5454 (en español)
Text NAMI to 741741
Public Health Resources
In light of the dynamic nature of COVID-19 situation, here are some trusted local, state, and national resources to assist you.

We are excited to share with you two free parent video resources.  The videos are short, parent friendly, and provide concrete tips for ways parents can help at home. 


Get Ready to Read - Quick Tips for Parents

This short video provides quick ideas for how parents can help their kids (ages 3 - 6) get ready to read.


Helping Your Child Learn to Read- Quick Tips for Parents

Learn about the components of an effective reading program and how you can support your child to learn to read using them.


  • Common Sense Media has curated digital resources for all subjects for grades PreK-5 and 6-12.
  • Take a virtual field trip as a family.