Resources During COVID-19
Supports & Services To Assist During COVID-19
Your Mental Health Matters!
As our incredible Bobcat community continues to persevere and overcome the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic, the Derecho, the tornado have created in our lives, it's important to make sure we're taking care of ourselves and those who matter most to us. On February 24, the Marshalltown Community School District partnered with the mental health therapists at Center Associates to provide information about taking care of yourself and your overall well-being. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Matt Cretsinger, Director of Special Services, at 641-754-1000 or Dr. Paul Daniel, Executive Director at Center Associates, at 641-752-1585.
Supporting Children & Families During School Closure video series
As everyone in the Marshalltown community continues to adapt and persevere through the current public health situation, we wanted to share this reminder that MCSD cares about the social-emotional well-being of students and families.
The “Supporting Children & Families During School Closure” video series, available on the district’s YouTube channel, was developed in partnership with local mental health experts to provide tips and information on managing stress, handling big emotions, maintaining healthy relationships, and much more. Please take time to check out the series. The five episodes are listed below, and the entire series playlist can be found by clicking on the image to the right.
Episode 1: Discussion on local resources to support families during the COVID-19 situation
Episode 2: How families can find fun and engaging activities for their kids to do in the house
Episode 3: Strategies to fight restlessness, maintain self-regulation and keep calm during the challenging situation with COVID-19
Episode 4: Discussion on providing educational services at home, as well as information on handling trauma
Episode 5: How to find and maintain balance, as well as how to keep calm during this challenging time when it is easy to get frustrated