Guidelines for Helping Children Cope with War and Terrorism (our UMD-UBHC website currently being revised to include the websites listed below): www.ubhc.umdnj.edu/Tragedy/HelpingChildrenChallengingTimes

Educators for Social Responsibility: www.esrnational.org
 
National Association of School Psychologists: www.nasponline.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children: www.naeyc.org/coping_with_disaster

Public Broadcasting Station: www.pbskids.org/rogers/parents/war-thoughts

Parenting: www.eqparenting.com

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning: www.casel.org/home/index.php

National Mental Health Association: www.nmha.org

Better Homes and Gardens (click on family at bottom of page): www.bhg.com

Robin F. Goodman, Ph.D.: www.aboutourkids.org

New Helpline for School Personnel

The Traumatic Loss Coalition/University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC) announces a new program, AID-NJEA, a 24 hour telephone helpline created for NJEA members and their families. NJEA in partnership with UBHC created the helpline for school employees and families. AID stands for Assistance in Distress; NJEA is New Jersey Education Association. The Traumatic Loss Coalition is sharing this information with you because we recognize the value of such a program in offering support, information and referrals to those who work in our schools, especially during these difficult times.

Callers dial 866-AID-NJEA or 866-243-6532 to access telephone counseling and/or referral services for professional, personal or global concerns. Sometimes listening to the callers meets their needs; sometimes phone counseling, information, referral, or crisis management is necessary.

866-AID-NJEA will be answered at all hours everyday. From noon to 8:00 p.m., the line is staffed by trained educators. If a call is made at other hours, either it will be referred to an educator or a mental health professional, based on caller's need.

Questions about the program can be addressed to the Program Manager, Jacqueline M. Somma, by calling her at 732-235-2137.

Information obtained from UMDNJ