Social & Emotional Health

It is important that families work daily on self-care, just as much as kids are doing their school work through Remote Learning and parents are working from home. Below are important resources to help speak to kids about COVID-19 and all of the effects that is continues to have on our lives and community. Take good care of your physical, mental and emotional health!

Self-Care & Mental Health for Children

Playful graphic with tips for self-care and mental health for children
Student Self-Care Tips for physical and medical health
A list of 50 self-care activities to do with kids
Memory Match Game for Children – Emotions

Self-Care & Mental Health for Adults

ThriveNYC: Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home Self-care Checklist

NYC Well: Free Mental Health Support for staff, students and parents

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. Stay on the line, and you will be connected with a counselor who can connect you to translator services. NYC Well Counselors are trained to accept calls from deaf and hard of hearing individuals using video relay services.

Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
• For Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Call 711
• Español: Press 3
• 中文: Press 4

Text: WELL to 65173
Live Chat 

A circle chart of tips on how to nurture, love and care for childrenPlayful graphic with self-care ideas for adults

Our School Crisis Response Team

For immediate support please contact:

Megan Dunn, Superintendent Support Team
(347) 433-7885

Karen Shaw-Taylor, Guidance Counselor, (347) 467-6625

Anne Kner, School Social Worker

Yoga and Mindfulness



Dealing with Anxiety, Stress, Grief & Trauma




Community Resources for Support

Below is a list of additional grief supports outside of the school community that we have coordinated during this difficult time:

Calvary Hospital Bereavement Support (Brooklyn)
Abby R. Spilka, MA, CT, MHC-LP, Bereavement Counselor
Cell: 917-574-6879

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
Community Counseling and Mediation
810 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Site: 718-230-5100
Intake: 718-802-0666

Brooklyn Counseling Services (BCS)
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242

NYPCC Child & Family Mental Health Centers
102 Pilling Street, Bushwick, NY
(718) 602-1000

2857 Linden Boulevard, East New York, NY
(718) 235-3100

Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are easily accessible, strength- based programs that support families in communities across New York State. Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are flexible, family-focused, and culturally sensitive. Services and programs are based on local needs, building on existing planning processes with community and inter- disciplinary participation.

The Centers work in partnership with other community agencies and parents. FRC programs assist families in their caregiving roles, strengthen informal support among families, offer needed resources either directly or through community referrals and promote community investment. Services build on protective factors that research shows can reduce child abuse and maltreatment. These factors include parental resiliency, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in time of need, and social and emotional competence in children.