Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans https://www.digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans/
Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers
Low-Cost Internet Service & Affordable Computers https://www.everyoneon.org/lowcost-offers
OK State Dept of Ed: We have compiled a list of resources that will be helpful to schools, families, and students when considering the mental and behavioral health impacts of COVID-19. You may find this resource here.
The Office of Student Support has also created a resource for parents to Help Promote Positive Behaviors During Distance Learning Time. You can find this resource here.
Cyberbullying Supports: We recognize that concerns regarding cyberbullying may increase due to the move to virtual and distance learning. Please refer to our resource regarding how to contact OSDE’s Bullying Prevention Specialist as well as best practices regarding how to handle cyberbullying here.
There is also guidance from OSDE regarding best practice for Engaging Families Regarding Distance Learning that you can access here.
Suicide Prevention Helpline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – This is a hotline for teenagers to use when they need someone to listen.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Crisis Text Line (That doesn’t just mean suicide: it is any painful emotions for which you need support.)
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 when in crisis. Anywhere, anytime. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. More information can be found at https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in/ and https://www.crisistextline.org/
Additional Emergency help information can be found at http://oksa.ou.edu/emergency-help
Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? CallSAM – 1-855-225-2SAM Student Assistance by Mercy
Self-Care & Mental Health resources https://sites.google.com/edmondschools.net/learningresources/for-all/self-care-mental-health?authuser=0
Safe Families Oklahoma – A safe and loving family to temporarily care for your children. Safe Families welcomes children to stay anywhere from two days to a year. http://safefamiliesok.org/do-you-know-family-crisis/
Youth Crisis Mobil Response https://heartlineoklahoma.org/youth-crisis-mobile-response
Call NorthCare at 405-858-1700
Outpatient behavioral health services including crisis intervention, counseling, child abuse prevention and court-related services in Oklahoma and Logan counties.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
Check eligibility for food benefits, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, WIC, energy assistance, and more
Child Guidance Program
Provides services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development including Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Services, and Speech Language Services. Call 405-271-4477
Contact National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Call 800-273-TALK or Text “NAMI” to 741741
Call Sunbeam Family Services at 405-528-7721
Offering Telehealth mental health services
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline by the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This 24-hour national Web-based and telephone resource was created to help teens (ages 13–18) experiencing dating abuse, and is the only helpline in the country.
Parent Tool Kit
Track and support your child’s academic and personal growth and development with these growth charts. Find the information most relevant to your family by selecting your child’s grade level.
Information and referral services to meet a wide range of needs including food, housing, legal services, child care, mental health services, job programs, and literacy. 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 2-1-1 or Text “211OK” to 898211