The American Board of Clinical Social Work (ABCSW) prides itself on being a close organization of clinical social workers who support each other through everything, especially during a time like this. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted us in every aspect of our lives – professionally, personally, financially and mentally. We empathize with you as all of us go through this together.
In addition, part of staying healthy during this time is maintaining a physical distance, which is not the same as social distance. Keep a safe physical distance, but keep a close social one. Never in history have we had so many ways to keep in touch: email, text, phones, chat, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. Find a way that works for you and use it. Don’t feel you have to go it alone.
For the most up to date information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.
Below are resources to support clinical social workers in their role during the pandemic:
- What mental health clinicians can do about COVID-19
- Strategies for Managing COVID-19 Stress & Anxiety
- Psychological Impact of Quarantine & How to Reduce It
- Your Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- High EQ Leadership: 10 Ways to Put Your People First During the Pandemic
Below are resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):
- Caring for Patients Mental Wellbeing during Coronavirus
- Helping Homebound Children during COVID-19 Outbreak
- Psychological Effects of Quarantine During Coronavirus Outbreak
- Sustaining the Wellbeing of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus
- Finding the Right Words Talking to Children & Teens About Coronavirus
- Managing Family Conflict While Home During COVID-19
- Grief Leadership During COVID-19
Below are resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine & Isolation
- Talking With Children Tips for Caregivers Parents & Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Below are resources from Military OneSource:
- Draw Strength From Family Routines During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Top 10 Ways to Practice Resilience Skills During Challenging Times
- How to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Quarantine
- Increase Your Skills and Education From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Try These Home-Schooling Tips & Resources
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) compiled a list of resources on the topics of managing stress, maintaining mental wellbeing, and fostering resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic for Service members, families, leadership, and healthcare providers.
Click here for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) response to COVID-19.
Click here for the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click here for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) parent/caregiver guide to helping families cope with COVID-19.
Click here for a post from the HIPAA Journal about telehealth services and relaxed HIPAA enforcement during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click here for an article titled “The Psychological Trauma That Awaits Our Doctors and Nurses” by Jennifer Senior of The New York Times.
Click here for a list of insurance FAQ’s from our partners at the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO).
Click here for a list of states allowing temporary jurisdictional relief for people and telehealth across state lines during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Wellness Society has created the Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook, a tool to help you build resilience during difficult times.
Click here for the Red Cross virtual family assistance center.