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COVID-19 Resources
MPA's Disaster Resource Network (DRN) has compiled the resources below to help members of the public during the COVID-19 Outbreak. 

 

Remember to get your information from credible sources such as:

 

Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Massachusetts Government 

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 

 

Resources for handling stress and emotions at this time of crisis:

 

Handouts about Psychological First Aid in Times of Disaster

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treat/type/PFA/VA_NCPTSD_ALL_508.pdf


Safety, Predictability & Control handout from Riverside Trauma Center

http://riversidetraumacenter.org/safety-predictability-control-in-the-midst-of-covid-19/


COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time

https://newpaltz.edu/media/idmh/covid-19/IDMH%20COVID19%20Community%20Stress%20Management%20Tip%20Sheet%202020%20Final.pdf


National Alliance for Mental Health (extensive resource guide available)

https://nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus


Resources for Children & Families:

 

Listen, Protect, Connect – Psychological First Aid for Children and Parents Helping you and your child in times of disaster

https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PFA_Parents.pdf


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  by National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

 

The Red Cross has developed a Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to provide support to families and communities who have suffered loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a national program.  Click here for flyers in both English and Spanish.

 

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