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Meetings and Events


DEC · Child Find
DEC · Child Find

Free Developmental Screenings in Grants at the Special Education Building. Click title for details.

Mon Sep 12 08:30 AM

COVID-19 Vaccines available at the LCHC
COVID-19 Vaccines available at the LCHC

September vaccination dates for the Laguna Community Health Center are available. Click title for details.

Wed Sep 07 03:03 PM

POL Community Pantry
POL Community Pantry

The Pueblo of Laguna is offering participation in a food pantry program for eligible community members. Click title for details.

Fri Aug 19 08:56 AM

Back To School · Updates
Back To School · Updates

Click title for Back To School updates, COVID testing information and more...

Mon Aug 15 04:04 PM

Bus Routes & Schedules
Bus Routes & Schedules

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Fri Aug 05 09:04 AM

Conscious Discipline - Empathy

Community Resource Fair 2021

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COVID-19 Resources

Taking care of yourself and your children is very important during this critical time. Below is some tips for doing just that. This was taken from the Center for Disease Control website. (www.cdc.gov) Take Care and stay safe.

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?
Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
  • Children and teens
  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website.

Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

Things you can do to support yourself:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditateTry to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

Reduce stress in yourself and others

There are many things you can do 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.

Learn more about helping children cope

Flu Prevention for Families