Whitney Point's mental health faculty would like to make families aware of the following supports and programs, as well as community-based mental health resources:
Be mindful that children and teens will take their lead from you on how worried they should be. Modeling calm and good practices can go a long way in ensuring children feel safe. For younger children who may not be able to critically analyze the information presented, it is important to monitor how much they are overhearing (including news reports). Maintaining an open dialogue on things going on in the world and in their life is a good practice for all ages. Periodic “check- ins” with your children on how they are feeling and coping is important- don't assume they will always know how to come to you to discuss concerns or fears.
Whitney Point Mental Health Service Providers can be contacted via email. The list can be found here