Crisis Response Resources
Lines for Life has recently launched a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line that is also being tapped to receive calls regarding the wildfires. Callers do not have to be in crisis to utilize this line and access supportive listening, compassion, and connection to resources. This line is 24/7 and the number is 855-238-8644 (non-800-number version is 503-575-3761)
The YouthLine is a teen-to-teen support and crisis helpline for youth. Students in your district can text, call, chat, or email with us from 4:00-10:00 PM every day of the week. Visit www.oregonyouthline.org for more information. YouthLine is operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Student Suicide Assessment Line is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, to assist with student suicide assessments and safety planning at 503-575-3760. School staff can also call this line for consultation.
The Oregon Family Support Network has a supportive helpline available for parents of children that are experiencing mental health concerns. On this line, parents can speak with other parents that have gone through similar challenges. Find more information at www.reachoutoregon.org
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- The Power of Parenting: How to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies
- Childhood Traumatic Grief: Youth Information Sheet
- Sustaining the Psychological Well-Being of Caregivers While Caring for Disaster Victims
- Safety, Recovery and Hope after Disaster: Helping Communities and Families Recover
- Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Handouts include:
- Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers (En Español)
- Parent Tips for Helping Preschoolers (En Español)
- Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children (En Español)
- Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents (En Español)
- Tips for Adults (En Español)
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Polk County Health and Human Services
- Kerry Blum, Polk County Health Services: email email@example.com and please visit our Service Integration Team page
- Jennifer Lief, Polk County Emergency Services: email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-623-9289.
- Brent DeMoe, Director of Polk County Family & Community Outreach Department: http://www.co.polk.or.us/fco
Yamhill County Resources
- Rebekah Harding, Lutheran Community Services NW, Social/Emotional support via Outpatient Counseling: 503-472-4020. Counseling can also be accessed through our partnerships with McMinnville and Newberg school districts.