Local Temporary Resources for COVID-19 Response

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William has a coronavirus resource page that has informational updates, financial resources, family resources and a lot of other useful information.

Alliance Coronavirus Resource Page

Northern Virginia Family Service is offering a COVID-19 emergency assistance program to qualifying families. Please click the link below or call 571-748-2552.

Northern Virginia Family Service Emergency Assistance

Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service to qualifying families. Please click the link below to apply or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Food Resources

PWC Food Helpline 703-794-4668

Manassas Park Community Center, 7500 Willoughby Lane, Manassas, 703-335-8807

House of Mercy - 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas, 703-659-1636

St. Mark United Methodist, Manassas- 703-368-5790

Bethany Food Pantry (All Saints Catholic Church)- 9300 Stonewall Rd. Manassas, 703-368-4500

Manassas Baptist Church, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas, 703-361-2146

NPR: How to Talk About COVID-19 with People Who Have Autism

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/24/820542927/how-to-talk-about-covid-19-with-people-who-have-autism

  • Parents and caretakers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism face unique hurdles in communicating about the coronavirus pandemic

ASHA: 10 Ways Children with Language Disorders Can Maintain Both Physical Distance and Social Connection

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/10-ways-children-with-language-disorders-can-maintain-both-physical-distance-and-social-connection/full/

  • Physical distance doesn’t have to mean social distance – even for children with language disorders

The ‘‘Big 7’’ – Evidence-Based Strategies for Regulating Emotions in Uncertain Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSWJ2BLDC8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0xOaisT5Z1itkLksinRLVsZiN5QOBjsmG5ZCp8ltaeXYAOi-lQEN9mzww

  • Webinar: Discussion on how we can grow our emotion regulation skills and apply them to a variety of situations
Positive Pandemic Parenting (Quick Tips):

 

Realize that parenting during the pandemic is not normal…

 

Recognize your child’s anxiety and stress during this situation. Many are showing more acting-out behaviors due to the significant disruption to their normal routines.

 

Engage in self-care activities so you are better able to model good coping skills for your children (i.e. keep calm and manage your own stress first). They are looking to us for guidance on how to respond.

 

Set aside 10-20 minutes daily for each of your children (1:1 time). Pick a child led screen free activity (e.g., cooking, dancing, building with legos, listening to music, talking about things they’re really interested in, yoga, etc…).

 

Create a flexible but consistent schedule.

 

Respond appropriately to negative behavior: redirect and take a break; use appropriate consequences; positive discipline.

 

Be open with our kids, let them know it’s okay to ask questions. Allow them to lead the conversation. Look for heroes in this negative situation.

 

Develop your own action plan for working from home, while parenting: have a designated work space and set routine; map out top 3 tasks to accomplish for the day; take scheduled breaks; have something to look forward to at the end of the day; give yourself permission to disconnect from work when finished. 

 

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

  

Medical Resources

Greater Prince William Community Health Center

Offers services on a sliding fee scale

(703) 680-7950

9705 Liberia Ave. Suite # 201 Manassas, VA 20110

Click here for Coronavirus Preparedness Information

Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic

(703) 335-2779

9380 Forestwood Lane Suite B, Manassas VA 20110

Mother of Mercy Free Clinic Website

Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics

(703) 993-5880

99 Tremont Street, Manassas, VA 20111

Click here for COVID-19 MAP Clinic Updates

Prince William Area Free Clinic

Phone: (703) 499-9034

Address: 13900 Church Hill Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191 

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation, he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board (west)703.792.7800 or (east)703.792.4900

Please email if you have any questions or concerns - we are checking our emails regularly throughout the school day hours!!

Letetia Fender, LMSW Theresa Grant, MA, CAGS, NCSP                       

School Social Worker School Psychologist

fenderlm@pwcs.edu grantth@pwcs.edu