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Access Family Services, Inc. (AFS) is a behavioral health agency that delivers culturally sensitive behavioral health services to individuals and families.
Caring for Children is an organization with diverse programs and services that meets the needs of more than 1,800 children and families annually. Services include residential, family supports, foster care, and mental health.
Works with youth and their families during times of behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and empower them to identify and access available resources to address current problems.
FIRST, a resource center connecting persons with disabilities and their families with the resources they need to thrive in the community.
Provides support, information and education to families who care for children with or at risk of different abilities.
NC Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers (known locally as CDSA)
CDSA offers evaluation, treatment, service coordination, and consultation services to families of children birth to 36 months of age with developmental disabilities or delays.
(828) 225-2785 (local) or 1-800-893-6246 (toll-free)
Vaya Health ensures those who need treatment receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right time. These services are delivered by a network of high-quality providers who contract with Vaya Health.
Early intervention services are available for children with language, emotional, behavioral, and/or physical development needs.
CDSA will evaluate your child at no charge, and if eligible will:
If your child qualifies, this program will:
Our children are growing in unprecedented times. We are experiencing times of upheaval, conflict, and trauma. First, remember to breathe and address your own upset and trauma from these situations. Acknowledge and address the feelings that are coming up for you. Remember that you cannot pour from an empty cup. Then, utilize some of these resources to help your little ones do the same. You are a light in this world, showing our little ones the way. You are so appreciated. We see you. We are with you.
Conscious Discipline Tools and Activities – a wide variety of printable books, sheets, and stories for all ages from Conscious Discipline, a trauma informed Social-Emotional learning curriculum. They also have resources about Navigating Lockdowns and Crisis Events
Sesame Street in Communities has wide variety of resources for all ages. You will find videos, articles, and activities for dealing with and processing violence and crisis.
The Fred Rogers Institute offers articles for caregivers to read on how to offer support to little ones
My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
A cute book for Pre-K through 3rd graders about supporting a friend through emotional times
Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland
A book for 3-7 year olds about finding happiness when it feels difficult
Breathing Makes it Better by Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary
For 2-6 year olds, this book walks children through breathing exercises to help through big emotions
Big Feelings By Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman
For 4-8 year olds, this book helps children navigate big and sometimes difficult feelings
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberly and Anne Miranda
For 3-6 year olds, this cute lift-the-flap book helps children to see big emotions in a different light
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes
For 5-9 year olds, this book introduces us to a squirrel who finds peace when he is able to talk to a friend about something hard that happened.
Brave Bart by Caroline H. Sheppard
In this story, a kitty who has been through a hard thing is helped to understand and work through the hard situation by a friend.
I am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang
For 2-6 year olds, this book helps talk to young children about fear
The I’m Not Scared Book by Todd Parr
For 1-6 year olds, this colorful and engaging book helps children talk about fear
Once I was Very Scared by Chandra Gosh Ippen
For 2-6 year olds, this book shares the story of a nervous squirrel talking to his friends about fear and discovering that everyone experiences fear!
Rhoda’s Rock Hunt (readaloud) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gNiF_VEq1c
Scribble Stones by Diane Alber (readaloud)
Be A Rock Detective (4:22 video)
43 second animated video about being a geologist
10+ Rock Crafts & Activities for Kids
Leaf Printing on Rocks craft
10 Ways to Play with Rocks
Easy Chalk and Rock Activities for Preschoolers
The Green Grass Grew All Around (song) Remember this song? A childhood classic
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes for Trees (song) A catchy way to remember the parts of trees.
45 Tree Activities for Young Kids
A Variety of Tree Crafts for Little Kids
Forest Theme Activities
Hyperion: The World’s Tallest Tree (5 minutes-Sci Show Kids)
Life as a Tree: The Story of Tree Rings (5 minutes-Sci Show Kids) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwNJC-IRgPE
Who Will Plant a Tree? (read aloud). We normally read this book in our class together. Here is a way to enjoy it at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy0H3Eciy5g