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COVID-19 Resources for Parents


Information and Resources
Related to COVID-19



New COVID-19 Resources About Face Masks


The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and Children's Specialized Hospital have developed a series of resources to help children understand and feel comfortable wearing face masks. The series includes:

A Parent's Guide: Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask  (English)  (Spanish)

Help Your Child Feel Good about Using and Seeing Others Wearing Face Masks  (English)  (Spanish)

I Can Stay Healthy by Wearing a Face Mask  (English)  (Spanish)



COVID-19 Resources on The Boggs Center Web Site


Across the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions, and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all. 

The Boggs Center, as New Jersey's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 


COVID-19 resources are available on The Boggs Center web site in the following categories:

· COVID-19 National & State Resources

· Plain Language and Accessible Information

· Healthcare & Communication Resources

· Resources in Support of Physical & Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health

· Boggs Center Resources about Grief and Loss

· Boggs Center Resources about Supported Employment

· Resources about Face Masks

View links to COVID-19 Resources




If your concerned about your mental health or the mental health of someone you love, NJMentalHealthCares can help.  The free helpline offers telephone counseling, emotional support information and assistance. 


866-202-HELP (4357)

7 days per week, 8am – 8pm MHANJ Cares

Bergen County Mental Health and Community Support Resources Accessible during COVID-19
Please click on the below link for a vast list of support services available during COVID-19 and beyond.  






In an infectious disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery are critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during this time.


Please click on the following link from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration for a tip sheet describing resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.