COVID-19: Resources

Resources for members and caregivers:


Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has compiled resources for parents and caregivers to help families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Toolkit for DSPs: The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has created a toolkit for direct support professionals, including self-care information and additional resources.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 resource guide: This guide addresses concerns such as anxiety due to the pandemic, resources for people who are uninsured, availability of psychiatric medications, grief and other topics.

How To Ease Children’s Anxiety About COVID-19: This resource from the National Institute of Mental Illness (NAMI) includes strategies and activities to help reduce anxiety in children.

Coronavirus: The psychological effects of being quarantined: Watch as Vaya Chief Medical Officer Dr. Craig Martin discusses ways to cope with stress and anxiety due to social distancing or isolation.

Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19: This webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes ways to cope with stress, with specific tips for parents, responders and people released from quarantine.

COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs: This Harm Reduction Coalition webpage provides information to help people who use substances lower their risk of illness.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: This downloadable handout shares tips for social distancing, quarantine and isolation from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


How Coronavirus is Impacting People with Disabilities in N.C.: This Spectrum News story looks at how COVID-19 has affected the daily lives of North Carolinians with a disability and how people can help each other.


5 Things to Know About Coronavirus and People with Disabilities: COVID-19 poses additional challenges for people with disabilities. Read more in this Forbes article.


Emergency Communication Tool: This downloadable PDF from the Institute on Disabilities allows a person to use pictures to use to communicate emergency information. 


Free COVID-19 Toolkit for Autism Support: The UNC School of Education has compiled this resource toolkit to help children and youth with autism during uncertain times.


COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities: This resource explains information about COVID-19, what to do if you feel sick, how to cope with anxiety and more.

Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams Warns against scams targeting Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries

The UNC School of Government COVID-19 microsite. This microsite was created to compile resources and information for North Carolina public officials across a variety of subject areas about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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