Parent Mental Health and Food Insecurity Resources

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Click here to reach the HTSD Counseling Website

Delaware County Mental Health Resources:

The PA Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494. Callers will be able to speak with staff who are trained in trauma-informed principles and will listen, assess the person’s needs, triage, and refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.

http://www.delcohsa.org/mh_children/childrens_directory.pdf

Delaware County Human Services Resources 

Local referrals that accept most insurances:

Springfield Psychological 610-544-2110 - Havertown

Delaware County Professional Services 610-892-3800 - Havertown

Child Guidance Resource Center  484-454-8700 - Havertown

Life Counseling 1-800-982-2799 (CHIP) - Media

Main Line Therapy Solutions 610-649-6344 - Haverford

Cornerstone Therapy and Wellness - Wayne or Malvern 610-616-5935

Serenity Behavioral Health (Eagle Rd. Havertown) 610-446-1861

 

School District Resources (Click on Food Services Tab on Linked Page)

Contact Our District Social Workers - Additional Resources are Available:  jdrucis@haverfordsd.net                                           

kmcandrews@haverfordsd.net

Community Food Insecurity Resources: 

Hot Meals - Pick Up or Delivered (link)

Delaware County Food Assistance Locations (link)

Additional Community Resources:

Christ Lutheran Church  7240 Walnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

610-352-1610

Temple Lutheran Church  501 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA 19083

610-446-3270

St. James United Church  135 Myrtle Ave., Havertown, PA 19083

610-446-3036

Upper Darby Food Bank   Wayne Ave., Upper Darby, PA 19082

610-853-2481

Delaware County Food/Baby Pantries 

Free or Reduced Cost Services (medical care, food, job training) 

 

Helpful Articles for Parents or Guardians:

Traumatic News Events Resources:

Explaining the News to Our Kids

How to Talk to Children and Teens About Traumatic News Events

What to Say to Kids When the News Is Scary

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

Is the News Too Scary for Kids? How, and When, to Introduce Current Events to Your Children

News and Children

Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News

How Much News Coverage Is Too Much For Children?

 

Race, Equality, and Social Justice Resources:

National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race

Parent Toolkit - How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Affirming Black Boys outside the Context of Police Brutality

 31 Children's Books About Race, Racism &  Resistance           

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

Discussing Hate and Violence with Children

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to PrejudiceA Family Guide to Talking About Race

How to Talk to Your Children About Protests and Racism 

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race

A Parent’s Guide to Talking About Race

Talking to Kids About Race

How to Talk About Race With Your Kids

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

Talking to Children About Hate Incidents

Video: Talking to Kids about Racism

 

Grief:

Talking to Children About A Death of A Loved One 

Books to Help Children With Grief and Understanding Death

 

Stress:

Talking To A Child Under Stress

Helping Children With Negative Self-Talk

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