UPDATES AND GENERAL RESOURCES
- For California updates, view the Newsom Administration’s new COVID-19 website, the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates webpage and the CDPH News Releases webpage.
- For National updates, view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
- Red Cross Safety and Readiness Guide
- CAMFT’s PSA Video: Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Stress During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Global Pandemic
Telehealth FAQs from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Telehealth FAQs from Barbara Griswold
Insurance Telehealth Policies from Barbara Griswold
Covid-19 Plan for Therapists from ZynnyMe
Remote Session Guidelines from PSIAN
RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS
UCSF Tips and Resources for Healthcare Providers
Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers Webinar Series
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress- Pandemic Response Resources
RESOURCES FOR ADULTS
Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center
ARC Behavioral Health- Addiction
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Information and Resources
Ongoing Online AA meetings that were already online before CoVid:
The Buzz is the newsletter that will keep you up to date with what is happening in AA in both SF & Marin. They are covering the virtual shift in meetings and making announcements.
Youtube’s resource of AA speakers
Youtube’s resource of Al Anon speakers
Recovery Dharma Online Meetings
Moderation Management Harm Reduction Groups Online
Recovery Village Telehealth for Addiction and Mental Health
Facing Pandemic Fears with Tara Brach
Spirit Rock Digital Dharma Care Resources
Home Yoga video series Jivani Yoga
Glo – 15 day free trial
Love Story Yoga: San Francisco Heated Vinyasa Yoga Studio
LIVE Online Classes Peter Yoga
Free Yoga Practices During Coronavirus Pandemic Yoga Journal
Yoga Anytime – 15 day free trial
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Support Blog
Women’s Ayurveda & Tantra Online Immersion
10 Breathing Exercises to Try: For Stress, Training & Lung Capacity
Virtual visits around the world
Free Adult Education
Yale: The Science of Well-Being
TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Disaster Shock is trauma informed and contains techniques which are evidence-based and are described in concrete, step by step detail. The manual is targeted to parents, teachers, and other adults in guiding children through disaster. The coping skills offered apply to adults as well.
NCTSN Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus
Remote Learning Resources, shared from Facebook’s “School Psyched, Your School Psychologist”
Kids Schooling/ Academic Games
EMPLOYMENT, LICENSING, AND SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Information For Employees
- The California Labor Board’s COVID19 Benefits matrix outlines which benefits are available for employees impacted by COVID19
- The California Labor Board’s COVID 19 Benefit FAQs outlines Family Leave, Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance
- To file a claim for Unemployment Benefits, click here
Licensing Renewal and Licensing Board Telehealth Statements
- View the main page for Board of Behavioral Sciences COVID 19 information here, including registration renewal information
- BBS Letter to Stakeholders / Licensees Regarding COVID-19
- BBS Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Telehealth
- BBS Statement on HHS Telehealth Announcement
Information for Small Business Assistance
- Access general small business loan information from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- If your business is experiencing economic injury due to COVID-19, apply for a low-interest loan from the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Program
- If you already have a business relationship with SBA, access up to $25,000 with less paperwork by applying to the SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program
HOTLINES AND HELPLINES
Call 1–800–985–5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
Call 1–866–488–7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1–800–799–7233 or 1–800–799–7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855–227–3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.
Child Abuse Hotline, San Francisco
(800) 856-5553 FCS Hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Anyone can make a confidential report of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Be prepared to provide the child’s name, address, approximate age, and situation.
24 hour Crisis Line for Parents
The TALK Line (415-441-KIDS) is a crisis and counseling line for parents that is answered by a live person 24 hours a day, every day
HOW CAMFT MEMBERS CAN HELP
Resources to Provide Mental Health Services
CAMFT continues to be inspired by our many members who have called in and asked, “How can I help? Below you will find local and statewide initiatives that are calling for mental health professionals to support front-line healthcare workers and first responders as well as the public at large during the COVID-19 crisis.
(Please note: CAMFT is not directly affiliated with any of these initiatives and is not responsible for their actions or CAMFT member interactions with these organizations.)
THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA—THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS
- To prepare for the increased number of individuals who will need health care during COVID-19, California is opening additional health care sites and hiring additional licensed staff.
- To sign-up for the California Health Corps, click here.
BAY AREA ONLY—THE COVID-19 PRO BONO COUNSELING PROJECT
- Pro Bono Counseling for Front-line Healthcare Workers Facing COVID-19
- Founded by Elizabeth Rawson and Michael Levin in concert with UCSF
- To volunteer, click here.
THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA—THE COVID-19 WARM-LINE INITIATIVE
- Warm-line offers support daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the COVID-19 crisis
- Sponsored by the Center for Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology, Inc. a 501c3 organization – Contact Dr. Heather Laird at CMMHIPDirector@gmail.com
- To volunteer, click here.
THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA—CA DISASTER HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM
- Serve as a volunteer health professional during duly declared emergencies of disaster in California
- Founded by the Emergency Medical Services Authority of California
- To volunteer, click here.
THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA—GIVE AN HOUR
- Serving Military populations during COVID-19 and always
- Currently experiencing shortages of providers in the San Diego and rural CA areas
- To volunteer, click here.
Considerations for Returning to In-Person Sessions
Guidance, resources, and considerations are beginning to emerge from professional organizations and liability providers regarding returning to in-person sessions as state restrictions are eased. SFCAMFT encourages following local laws, guidelines, and health orders. The decision to return (or not) will be unique to each therapist, and SFCAMFT supports this individual process in addition to highlighting general support and guidelines that are emerging.
- The American Psychological Association offers guidance on what to consider when deciding to return to in-person service, including a checklist of actions to reduce risk of infection in the workplace. Notably, the APA also offers a sample informed consent form to give to clients in the light of COVID-19.
- State CAMFT offers general pandemic guidance for members, with some guidance on building your “back to business” plan.
- The Trust, the main liability insurer for psychologists, outlined guidance on issues in returning to in-person services. Notably, the Trust also is reported to have sent to its policyholders a letter raising several important but difficult issues regarding liability and safety which therapists will want to consider. CPH and Associates also has considerations for therapists in returning to in-person practice.
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy offers general pandemic guidance for members, though does not yet specifically address in depth issues of returning to in-person practice.