COVID-19

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS REPONSE TO COVID-19

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FREE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

Multiple free testing sites are now available through the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to people who have had possible exposure, live in group homes, are age 65 and older or meet other qualifying criteria.

Click the link below or call (888) 634-1116 for more details and to find a testing site near you: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

IDOE COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES

IDOE's Remote Learning Website is a curation of resources for educators and families to use when providing at-home learning opportunities for students.

Check their website often as it will continuously be updated!

LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY INFORMATION

COVID-19 Johnson County Community Updates on Local Agencies, Food and more...

COVID-19 Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

Economic Assistance Plan is a case management and financial assistance program to help individuals and families who have been affected by COVID-19.

See Flyer for more info.

This program is for JOHNSON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY.

Unemployment Help

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, some policy and program changes have been made to help ensure members in our managed care programs (Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Care Connect, Hoosier Healthwise) as well as our Traditional Medicaid members are able to maintain continuous coverage in this critical time.

Farmers- Financial Aid

Farmers who have been impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for financial aid through USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Apply Here or call (877) 508-8364

Information on payment plans and other resources

FOOD RESOURCES

Food Delivery (Johnson County)

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Register Here! - Johnson County

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Click HERE for a list of pantries serving Johnson County

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  • Community Meals - meals prepared and served by local Johnson County churches (currently conducting drive thru meal service)

Locate food pantries and community meals

Mobile version click here

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is issuing emergency SNAP (food stamp) supplements to many SNAP households to help buy food during the pandemic crisis.

Click HERE for more information!

HELPFUL REMINDERS

MENTAL HEALTH

State, Local & Federal Mental Health Resources & Information on COVID-19

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Indiana Department of Health

Johnson County Health Department

NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

CDC

SAMSHA

Psychological First Aid ­-

Skills for Psychological Recovery -

    • For providers to address individuals’ additional concerns, NCTSN has Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR).

    • SPR manual and all translations are now on the NCTSN website. The new revamped SPR online course will be available on the NCTSN Learning Center on March 23rd.

Disaster Helpline -

Mental Health Resources on COVID-19 - ADULTS & PARENTS

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FOR ADULTS


FOR PARENTS

Visit FCS Connect For Parents page

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Watch for behavior changes in your child:

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children

  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)

  • Excessive worry or sadness

  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits

  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens

  • Poor school performance or avoiding school

  • Difficulty with attention and concentration

  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past

  • Unexplained headaches or body pain

  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Ways to support your child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.

  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.

  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.

  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.

  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

Tips for Families

Mental Health Resources on COVID-19 - SUICIDE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ADDICTION, TRAUMA

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FCS CONNECT

FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction - Free virtual family support group meetings

  • Free family support group meetings are now available in a virtual setting every Wednesday through June 17, 2020. This family support group is for the family members and friends concerned about their loved ones who live with a substance use disorder. The program is based on the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model. The CRAFT model is a highly-effective, evidence-based, motivational program that impacts families in multiple areas of their lives.

  • Topics include:

        • Family dynamics: identifying triggers and motivators

        • Developing positive communication techniques

        • Helping the loved one enter treatment services & engage in recovery

        • Effective methods and available resources–empowers you to influence change and improves your quality of life

  • To join the family support group meetings please see the details below:

        • Every Wednesdays through June 17, 2020

        • 6:30-8 p.m. EDT

        • Web link: bit.ly/CRAFTzoom

        • Call-in: 1 646 558 8656

        • Meeting ID: 128 712 140

        • Please email whitney@overdoselifeline.org for additional information.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

FREE Educational Resources

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