Family Activity Package Resource Links

Resource Packets with Links

All link information is available on our website at https://ospshasta.org/resource-links/ so you can access the links through your device.

Visit our Facebook at One Safe Place Shasta for daily postings on children activities, updates and inspirational messages
One SAFE Place is a Multi-services agency which provides advocacy, emergency services, safety, and emotional support to intimate partners, children, and seniors affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Together, we will work toward a future where everyone in our community feels strong, healthy, and safe at home.
Crisis Hotline 24/7 at 530-244-SAFE or 530-244-0117

One Safe Place is classified as an essential services provider and will continue to take crisis calls at the 244-SAFE number and 244-0117, meet with clients at the Sierra Center, and provide emergency shelter to victims of domestic and sexual abuse who are in immediate danger. For more information, call 244-SAFE, visit our website at https://ospshasta.org/resource-links/, or follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OneSafePlaceShasta/

5 Activities for the Family

  1. Yoga

Yoga is meant to be a system of increasing awareness and decreasing disease. It was able to enter into the American mainstream by presenting itself as a tool with many benefits, including reduced stress, increased relaxation and greater flexibility.  Helpful link for kids yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

  1. Origami

Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better. In some ways, it is an untapped resource for supplementing math instruction and can be used for geometric construction, determining geometric and algebraic formulas, and increasing manual dexterity along the way. In addition to math, origami is a great way to merge science, technology, engineering, art, and math all together: STEAM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVppdfYOx8

  1. Indoor Seed Planting

Planting seeds from inside your home can be easy. All you need to do is open your blinds for sunshine, soil, disposable cup or pot, and provide some water for your indoor sprout. Most seeds you can find from your foods at home! For instance, 3 single raspberries can be used to replant indoors. Type this link in to view 23 different foods that can be planted indoors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiSRDBY_0i0

  1. Rock Painting

Explore or go on a walk. Make sure to remind your child about social distancing if you are walking on a trail or public sidewalk. Collect rocks that are flat and take them back home. Wash rocks thoroughly and set-up a backyard paint station. (Don’t have paint? Nail polish works great, too!) After rocks are completed, hide them in your backyard or home for your family to treasure hunt. Whoever collects the most rocks wins!

  1. Create a Daily Schedule

Keeping a routine is important during the shelter in place orders. Create your own family schedule. Here is an example:

 

Shasta County Resources

Information and Phone Support:

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746. Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 TTY 1-800-846-8517
  • Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”. From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746

Food:

  • School districts are providing free meals for children 18 and under. Schools are also doing meal bus drop offs. To register through your child’s school, follow this link https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/resources or call your child’s school for more information.

SCAN ME: Scan this code through your phone for list of school meal drop offs and pick-up locations

  • There are special hours for senior and at-risk persons at many grocery stores. Most stores are open for an hour in the mornings for high risk shoppers. Here are a few:

Safeway: Tues-Thurs 6am-9am

Raileys: Delivers online orders to your home, also offers curbside pick-up

Food-Maxx: Tues/Thurs 6am-9am

Target and Walmart – call for hours

  • Statewide hotline for older Californians: 1-833-544-2374 – for non-urgent medical needs, to get meals delivered, track down prescriptions and more. Works like 2-1-1. I called and they mostly provided websites to find out how to get food delivered for a senior.
  • WIC: For pregnant moms, children age 0-5. Call (530) 225-5168.
  • CalFresh – Support, questions and to apply for CalFresh (SCOE): CalFresh Flyer SCOE
  • Customer Service Center for CalFresh, Medi-Cal and other aid programs: Phone-1-877-652-0731

Unemployment: https://edd.ca.gov/claims.htm

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”). Under the FPUC provision of the Act, individuals who are eligible for unemployment benefits will receive an extra $600 weekly benefit for all weeks of unemployment between April 5, 2020 and July 31, 202

File your UI claim in the first week that you lose your job or have your hours reduced. Your claim begins on the Sunday of the week you submitted your application.

Physical and Mental Health Resources:

Remember to practice social distancing and call first before visiting a clinic.

  • Dignity Health is now offering free access to virtual urgent care for patients with COVID-19 symptoms. https://bit.ly/3dlVDdI

To use the service visit https://franciscanvirtualcare.org/landing.htm?utm_source=call-center-referral, download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call 855-356-8053 and use the coupon code COVID-19. The service has a fee of $35 per visit, and the fee will be waived for any patient who thinks they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Shasta County Health and Human Resources

https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa/mental_wellness/crisis_mh.aspx

Shasta County Mental Health Access: To access mental health services 24-hours a day, call (530) 225-5252 or (888) 385-5201 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Hill Country C.A.R.E. Center: Urgent outpatient mental health services 365 days a year. Drop-in during clinic hours or call (530) 691-4446. Hours: 12-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on
  • Burney Health Center Outpatient and crisis mental health services for people living in eastern Shasta County. Call (530) 335-5457 between the hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Non Emergency Crisis Support: Hill Country Mobile Crisis Team (530) 238-7133
  • Shasta County Mental Health Access – (530) 225-5252 24-hours toll-free (888) 385-5201 California Relay Service 7-1-1
  • Patient’s Rights Advocate: (530) 225-5506 Shasta Regional Medical Center : (530) 244-5400

Education and Children:

  • Help Me Grow Available for Shasta County parents and providers of children age 0-8 with resources, developmental screenings, behaviors and more. 530-605-2645, HelpMeGrowshasta.com
  • Pathways to Hope for Children: 242-2020.

Virtual Kindergarten & TK Connection – Monday through Friday from 8 am to 11:30 am

Virtual Teen Center – Monday through Friday from Noon to 6 pm

Charter: Charter offering free internet for 60 days to K12 and college student households

https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Talking to Your Kids About Covid-19

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

  • Type in the article above on tips for informing your child about the pandemic

Most children will have already heard about the virus or have seen people wearing face masks, so parents shouldn’t avoid talking about it. Not talking about something can actually make kids worry more.

For people with existing conditions like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, news of COVID-19 may increase symptoms. Feelings of helplessness, panic, contamination fears, health-related anxiety, and generalized anxiety can all be worsened by epidemics and other similar disasters. It is important to make sure that your underlying mental illness is adequately treated. If you notice that your mental health is suffering lately, make an appointment with your doctor and/or therapist to discuss treatment strategies.

Local News: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/overview

  • The link above has all of the local news sources. It also tells you the daily statistics of Shasta County CoVid-19 cases and people who test negative daily.
  • The link above also has media briefings that are live on Facebook then posted on Youtube.
  • https://krcrtv.com/ KRCR posts about community updates
  • https://www.kcnr1460.com/ Free Fire Radio

Important Numbers:

One Safe Place: 530-244-0117

Disaster Distress Helpline 1800985 5990 and TTY 1800 846 8517

Text to 66746

National Parent Helpline

Help 4 Parents: 1-855-4A-PARENT / 1-855-427-2736

Homework Help

Hosted by the Shasta Public Libraries

https://www.brainfuse.com/highed/helpNow.asp?a_id=407577E4&ss=&r=

HelpNow’s features include: Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

From the Center for Disease Control

For parents:

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

There are many things you can do to support your child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model.  Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

Conflict Resolution

Teach your teenager the following conflict resolution ‘commandments’:

Commandment 1:

Conflict is a reality. There is no escaping the fact. Hiding won’t solve anything.

Commandment 2:

You can’t wish the problem away. Don’t pretend and put on a mask. Keeping your feelings cooped inside won’t work.

Commandment 3:

Learn to deal with the problem, not the person. Conflict occurs because of a particular issue, not because of a person. Don’t make it personal.

Commandment 4:

Be respectful. Listen to the other person. Really listen. Listening to your parents or teachers may seem like a drag but zoning out is not the solution.

Commandment 5:

Be assertive. You don’t need to be either passive or aggressive to deal with teen conflicts. You need to be assertive. Being assertive means putting your views forward confidently and calmly.

Commandment 6:

Learn to negotiate. This is the most important skill you need to learn. Negotiating is a skill that will serve you in the long term.

Commandment 7:

Stick to the present. Don’t drag in past issues. Doing so will only muddy the conflict further.

Commandment 8:

The silent treatment does not work. Sulking is as bad as getting aggressive – it won’t solve the problem. Talk it out.

Commandment 9:

Be understanding. Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoe. Don’t get defensive and analyze the situation.

Commandment 10:

Learn to say sorry. Stand in front of the mirror and practice, if the need be! If you are wrong, accept it. Doing so will not make you a wimp. Only a strong person has the strength to say ‘sorry’. This simple word can work like magic, try it!

These commandments are skills that will help your teenager not just deal with conflicts, but with life in general. But teenagers are stubborn. When you find yourself losing patience, take a deep breath. Remember, you too were a teenager once.

 

Activity Ideas

  • 10 Minutes of Gratitude Journaling
  • Draw pictures or write letter to those fulfilling essential jobs, or to missed friends or family
  • Tune into KIXE every Thursday morning for Storytime
  • Tenpercenthappier

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