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Helping Families Manage COVID-19 Stress

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Evidence-Informed Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Related

Texas Department of State Health Services

American Academy of Pediatrics

Cook Children's 

United Way of Dallas

We've written a lot about the stress related to COVID-19. Please visit our other articles:

Reach out for help

Sometimes the pressure can be too much. Reaching out for help is important for you and your family. The following are 24-hour free help lines for different needs.

  • For confidential support when you need help with the stresses of parenting, call Child Help:
    • Call or text 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or live chat at
  • For help with teen specific concerns:
    • Call Texas Youth Helpline: 800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777
  • For help with parenting tips, local resources and to learn about family fun:
  • For mental health support and crisis care, call iCARE:
    • Call or text iCARE at 817-335-3022
  • For access to services through a social service hotline:

For all other questions/updates on COVID-19, visit

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) toll free at 1-800-252-5400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also file a report using the secure TDFPS website. Reports made through this website take up to 24 hours to process. The Texas Abuse Hotline is 1-800-252-5400.

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