Coronavirus Resources

For Parents and Families

The COVID-19 Pandemic is causing health concerns and economic hardship across the globe and right here in our local communities. At TEIS, Inc., we are staying on top of the latest information. On this page, our goal is to provide you and your family with basic information, from videos on how to stay safe to at home activities to keep your children engaged while not at school.

Emergency Food Distribution

WHAT: Emergency Food Distribution
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2020 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
WHERE: PPG Paints Arena parking lots via Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15219
 

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Special Offers, Discounts, and Progams

Comcast is now offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program’s service. AT&T is offering 2 months free service.

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PA Department of Human Services Helpline

The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline.
The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. The number to call is 855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Other Help Lines Include:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 800-662-4357
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline: 888-772-7227
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 800-799-7233

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General Guidelines & Tips for Parents

Newest Additions: How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids and Tips for Families: Coronavirus. Also includes tips from the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH).

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Videos for At Home Activities

Videos to help parents keep their kids engaged with movement and activities.

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Activities, Online Games, and Resources for Children

Website links and activities for children, as well as educational resources.

Newest addition: Stuck at Home? 20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy. Also Includes a link to the Fred Rogers Center on Talking to Children about the Corona Virus.

Download these PDFs on Sensory Activities, Gluten Free Sensory Play, and Gluten Free Playdough.

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Things to do Outside with Your Kids

Whether it’s going on a walk, playing in your yard, or exploring a new park, getting your kids outside is a great way to positively impact their development! 

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Resources for Families

This page provides information and links for school district and county resources, including food resources and school district meal distributions.
NEW: Here are a few ideas for new things to try with foods you likely already have at home. Many of these start with a simple base and then go from there and can be easily customized! Download the PDF on Pantry Staple Meal Ideas for Toddlers.

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Teenagers Can Help Save the World

What you do right now matters, and I want you to understand why. I’m a pediatrician and this is what I think you should know about COVID-19:

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Conscious Discipline

A word from Conscious Discipline about dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak Remember: “We’re All in This together.”

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Parenting in the Age of COVID-19

Parenting in the Age of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Pandemic has provided many new and unexpected challenges for everyone. Whether you are a young mother, a parent working from home, or grandparent used to helping with the kids, we’ve all had to adapt to new modes of coping in a very short span of time. Being in a lockdown situation creates new challenges, especially for those caring for young children, children with developmental delays, and those with special needs. Here are a few tips for staying motivated and supportive in the age of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Your Children

COVID-19 and Your Children

The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no cough, and no other sign of infection.