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PCP resources for supporting patient / family mental health


Family resources

  • COVID-19 - Tips to Help Support Your Family
  • DC Department of Behavioral Health: Parent Support program
    • Offerings include 1) up to three free telephone or video visits for parents with a licensed clinician for brief counseling/consultation - topics can include parent well-being, coping, child behavior management, etc.; 2) "Wellness Wednesday" online parent support groups from 5:30-6:30pm on Wednesdays, accessible via phone or WebEx, and 3) an on-demand video library of workshops/videos and parenting tips.
    • For more information on how to access these services, please see this link:
  • COVID-19 & Beyond Youth Town Hall seriesChildren's National Hospital is partnering with the GWU Rodham Institute and Black Coalition Against COVID-19 to host a six-part COVID-19 & Beyond town hall series for teenagers and young adults. The purpose of the series is to share information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, mental health and wellness resources during a pandemic. The series will be held on Wednesdays in January and February from 12-1 p.m. Teenagers, young adults, parents, teachers, and other educators are invited to attend. To register, click here, or check out the promotional flyer for details and a topic list.
  • Children's National Mental Health Series (virtual recordings)Recordings from a weekly webinar series sponsored by the Children's National Parent Navigator program. Topics include "Stress of Virtual Learning", "Managing Greif and Loss", "Impact of Racism on Family Wellness", and "Staying Healthy- Coping Strategies". To view recorded sessions or find details of the event, click here.
  • Minds Inc.: free 8-week online Mindful Parenting Series (English/Spanish)
    • The 30-minute sessions are offered in English and Spanish and can be accessed through Facebook. A new video will be posted every Monday morning for eight weeks. Topics include:
      1. Introduction to Mindfulness & Mindful Parenting
      2. Listening with Full Attention
      3. Non-judgmental Acceptance of Self & Child
      4. Emotional Awareness of Self & Child
      5. Self-regulation of Self & Child
      6. Self-Compassion
      7. Compassion for Your Child
      8. Mindfulness in Daily Life
  • Autism Speaks: COVID-19 information and resources for families
    • List of online parent training, behavioral, and support resources for people with autism and their families. Also includes list of virtual summer activities and contact information for the Autism Response Team (ART), an information line (phone/email/live chat) for families that can answer questions and help find autism services in the community. Phone line available in English and Spanish.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (English/Spanish)
    • General overview of COVID-19 and kids; practical tips about caring for sick family members and school closures. Bottom of the page has links for specific COVID topics (i.e., new baby, co-parenting, outdoor play, and teens)
  • Child Mind Institute (English/Spanish)
    • Facebook Live Chats with expert clinicians, daily email parenting tips. Links to specific COVID topics (i.e., how to help kids handle disappointment, coping with social anxiety, teaching social skills at home, single parenting, how anxiety leads to disruptive behavior, and dealing with loss)
  • Children's National Hospital COVID webinars
    • Facebook Live sessions and #PandemicParenting videos
    • Parenting Webinars presented by Psychology Department (topics include Managing School Work, Encouraging Good Behavior ages 2-8yo and 2-12yo)
    • Webinars for High School Students (i.e. mental health, self-care)
  • Family Well Being Program: Self-Care Workshops
  • Headspace and Sesame Street Monster Meditations
    • Kids' mindfulness videos released bi-weekly on Youtube