COVID-19: Resources for Children & Adolescents
HandHoldma.org was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Office of the Child Advocate and Executive Office of Health and Human Services to assist parents in differentiating when a kid is having a bad day or experiencing a behavioral health crisis. They invite users of the site to give feedback actively to continue to improve it to meet your needs.
If you are worried your child is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, call right now to find a behavioral health emergency service program in your area. For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911.
If this is a crisis, call 1-877-382-1609
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Resilience Building Techniques:
Quick Coherence® Technique for Adults https://www.heartmath.org/resources/heartmath-tools/quick-coherence-technique-for-adults/
Heart Shift Tool for ages 7 and above https://www.heartmath.org/resources/heartmath-tools/heartshift-tool-for-ages-7-11/
Shift and Shine Technique™ for Ages 3-6 https://www.heartmath.org/resources/heartmath-tools/shift-and-shine-technique-for-ages-3-6/
Online Programs: 100,000 Coherent Kids Initiative - FREE ACCESS for 100,000 Kids HeartSmarts® Adventure (for free) ages 4-7 https://www.heartmath.org/education/e-learning/heartsmarts-adventure/100k-coherent-kids-initiative/
Products to Buy: Wild Ride to the Heart Board Game $14.95 https://store.heartmath.org/Families-Kids/Wild-Ride-to-the-Heart.html