Parent Resources

Pennsylvania's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student's success.

Smarty Pants
SMART_8-5_x_11_Sign (1).pdf
High School Curriculum.pdf
Media-Literacy-Guide-Middle School.pdf

Tobacco Cessation Support Group
Tobacco Cessation Support Group.pdf


Recognizing Drug Use
Recognizing Drug Use.pdf

Kinship Care
(Including grandparents raising their grandchildren)

-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
-Crisis Text Line:  Text PA to 741-741
-Safe2Say Something PA:  1-844-723-2729




  Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 1-888-772-7227
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-7233

Please see MH/BH/SUD links below including SUD electronic online and virtual resources.  We know this list not an all-inclusive; it is resources of what we have received so far from some of our national, state and local partners.  Please visit for additional COVID 19 response links including CDC and PA DOH and visit United Way’s 211 website at [] for connection to additional local resources if needed.  

Substance Use Disorder Resources:  Please find the following information related to supporting our vulnerable friends and families in substance use recovery:

  • SAMHSA links to information on telemedicine; tips for social distancing/quarantine/isolation; guidance for opioid treatment programs; disaster planning & crisis care… []
  • Recovery support organizations who may offer online/virtual recovery support information:


Mental Health Resources: 

  • NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or [email protected]  Crisis Text Line [ []] – Text NAMI to 741-741  Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
    • The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.  To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to [email protected].  Unfortunately, the NAMI HelpLine is unable to provide mental health counseling, advice, personal advocacy or referrals to mental health providers or lawyers.  The NAMI HelpLine does not individual casework, legal representations or any type of individual advocacy.
    • NAMI LV youtube link for resources/messaging: []
    • If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [ []] connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.

DDAP resources

Vaping 2020 and Beyond []


SAMHSA resources:   []

Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19  Resources from MHTTC

MHTTC main page



Recorded Webinars:

Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need A Bigger Boat! -

ATTC Resources

OTP Questions Regarding Sustaining Operations During the Uncertain and Turbulent Times - AATOD, ATTCs, and AAAP are collecting questions from OTPs related to sustaining care, providing support and maintaining a safe work environment for staff during these turbulent and uncertain times. We will compile all questions, work with field experts to determine responses, and develop and disseminate a "FAQ" document.

Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package - This 5-part Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) on Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce was developed in 2020 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC). Part 1 provides a brief overview of the behavioral health workforce and associated shortages, and introduces the demands on the workforce. Part 2 focuses on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. Part 3 provides a brief overview of how organizations can help individuals avoid experiencing burnout. Part 4 focuses on actions that behavioral health professionals can take to prevent compassion fatigue. And Part 5 focuses on self-care as an ethical duty in order to manage compassion fatigue.

Resources from SMI Adviser

SMI Adviser Coronavirus Resources:

Resources on COVID-19 and Serious Mental Illness

Education Activities about COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources


Recorded Webinars

Managing the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 - 19_Email&utm_medium=March2020   

Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19 - m=WebinarEmail


PCSS Resources

Live Clinical Roundtables

PCSS Clinical Roundtable with Adam Bisaga, MD - How COVID-19 Epidemic Will Affect the Provision of MOUD - Thu, Mar 26, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

PCSS Clinical Roundtable with Amy Yule, MD - Treating Adolescent SUD: Working with the Adolescent and their Family - Tue, Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Cognitive Dysfunction Related to Methamphetamine Use with Josh Blum, MD - Thurs, April 2 – 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Other clinical roundtables are in development. Contact [email protected] to be added to the news distribution list


Tip Sheet

Telehealth Tip Sheet - 1.docx


Recorded Webinars

Telepsychiatry’s Role in Medication Assisted Treatment:

Use of Buprenorphine in the Management of Opioid Dependence in Underserved Communities:


Online Trainings

Supporting Providers After Overdose Death:

Grief and Managing an Overdose Death: • Related resource document:


Young adult seeking treatment after overdosing:

Partnering with Pharmacists: Naloxone Prescribing and Dispensing to Prevent Overdose Deaths:

Stress, Relaxation, and Mindful Breathing: A Primer: stress-relaxation-mindful-breathing-primer/



Initial Patient Contact about Buprenorphine Checklist -


ORN Resources

Recorded Webinar

Compassionate Fatigue and Self Care: For Helping Professionals Working with Opioid Related Disorders


Adapting Your Practice: Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients with Opioid Use Disorders -

Practicing Resilience: []

HRSA: These actions, and earlier CMS actions in response to COVID-19, are part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19, visit [].  For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, and other information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website [].

For more information on the COVID-19 waivers and guidance, and the Interim Final Rule, please go to the CMS COVID-19 flexibilities webpage:  []. 

For more information, please visit FORHP’s FAQ page:  [].


MH resources:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

We are in this together, and help is always available. If you're feeling alone and struggling, you can also reach out to The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. []

Neurosequential Network Stress & Resilience video with Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. 

This brief (15 min) video discusses how the pattern of stress can determine risk or resilience.  The importance of structure, predicability and moderation of daily stress is highlighted.  The malleability of the capacity to demonstrate resilience is discussed. []

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID19

How do we manage in the midst of COVID-19? I reached out to one of our field's most inspiring figures: @BDPerry. Thanks, Dr. Perry for joining me on The Trauma Therapist Podcast at such short notice and for sharing your guidance for these crazy times. []

Peace of Mind Foundation

Jim Mcingvale and Dr. Liz McIngvale talk with Dr. Bruce Perry about the impact the #Coronavirus [] has on children, families, and the community. []

Episode 12, Partnered with a Survivor Podcast (Special COVID-19 edition)

Ruth Stearns Mandel & David Mandel

In the first of a series of COVID-19 specific podcasts, David and Ruth talk about how the dynamics of domestic abuse are changing in the context of the COVID-19. Talking to both professionals and family members, Ruth offers insights from her own history related to being isolated with her abusers. The discussion about how we can best continue to partner with survivors and intervene with perpetrators follows with examples and practical steps. []   

What Resets Our Nervous System After Trauma

With Peter Levine, PhD

A free report from NICABM


Drug Prevention Week
Carbon Monroe Pike Drug & Alcohol has provided a great deal of resources for Drug Prevention Week, as well as other resources.  Please visit CMPD&A at:

Caron’s Satell Family Children and Teens Program is a unique experience for children growing up in families impacted by substance use disorder. The program is FREE and is now accepting registrations for virtual programming through the month of June. Spaces are limited, so please see the attached flyer for registration information. This program is open to all children impacted; including children who have family members in recovery or actively struggling with substance use disorder.
Satell Children_Teen_2pg_2019 -VIRTUAL.pdf

Alcohol+Drug Myths.pdf 
Parents (1).pdf
Schools (1).pdf

Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool

Strengthening Families

Internet Assistance

Child & Family Development Services
HS-EHS-PREK Flyer- HS edits.pdf

Rent/Utility Assistance

New Roots.pdf


Hazleton Treatment Services.pdf


PRO A.pdf


Lehigh Valley.pdf

Creating Resiliency:  Understanding Trauma for Crime Survivors Virtual Support Group
Support Group Flyer v2.pdf

August 2023