CFGC is proud of the many professional relationships developed over the years that provides expanded services and resources to our clients. We are always searching to add more partners and resources for our clients.
Given the tragic and racially-charged current events, many parents are wrestling with their own feelings, the hopes they have for their children, and the difficulty of helping those children thrive in a world full of racial bias. These resources are designed to help navigate the conversation so you can educate and empower the children in your life.
- CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall: CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with "Sesame Street" for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families. Watch the town hall in its entirety by clicking here.
- Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Click here to take a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.
- Media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest can cause children to experience fear, worry, sadness, confusion, and anger. Click here to view tips to help your child cope with media coverage of community racial trauma.
- Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests
- Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup - this website has a wide variety of resources including articles, podcasts, and books.
- 8 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Racial Injustice
- Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
- Talking to Children About Racial Bias
With all of the information available out there during these trying times, it can be difficult to find helpful resources you can trust. We have compiled a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) related resources to help you find what you need with ease.
- Click here to view a list of local resources provided by the Denison Chamber of Commerce. The list is updated daily.
- Expensify.org will reimburse families on SNAP benefits to purchase additional essential goods. Click here to learn how.
Other Helpful Resources
- Click here and scroll down to view a comprehensive list of resources relating to a wide variety of topics such as child care, food insecurity, housing, & guidance for parents and caregivers.
- The National Council for Behavioral Health: Resources for COVID-19
- World Health Organization: Rolling updates on coronavirus disease
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary
If you lack the time or resources or just want some additional help in addressing mental health needs, take a look at these different electronic tools that you can access from your smartphone, tablet, or computer in the comfort of your own home.
In response to community need during this difficult time, CFGC has launched a FREE TeleSupport Program. Anyone in need can connect to a licensed therapist quickly for brief, confidential and compassionate support via phone call or video chat. To learn more or to request a TeleSupport appointment, click here.
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The toll-free phone number is 833-986-1919.
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor through the National Crisis Text Line.
Click here to learn about the top 25 mental health apps. These reasonably-priced, or most often free, mental health apps offer a wealth of resources that make therapeutic techniques more accessible, portable, and cost-effective.
- To report child abuse, call the Child Protective Services Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or report online by clicking here. (Section 261.101 of the Texas Family Code mandates that anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect must report it immediately.)
- Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect by clicking here.
- Call 211 or click here for information about local agencies and services.
- The Grayson County Health Clinic is a primary care medical provider for uninsured and under-served residents of Grayson County. For information call 903-771-2846 or click here.
- Texoma Community Center is Grayson County's Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA). TCC can help with anything from crisis intervention to early childhood intervention. Find more information at texomacc.org. For crisis intervention, call 1-877-277-2226.
- The Grayson Crisis Center is dedicated to providing a safe haven, crisis intervention, and comprehensive support services to victims of family violence and sexual assault. For emergencies, call (24/7) 903-893-5615 or for more information, click here.
- Legal Aid of North West Texas provides free civil legal services to low income residents. For more information call (toll free) 1-866-292-4636 or click here.
- The Grayson County Children's Advocacy Center has resources for children who have been abused. Click here to visit their website.
- North Texas Food Bank provides food to residents in need throughout the Texoma area. Click here to learn more.
- Healthy Texas Women - access resources for women and children in Texas.
- The National Institute of Mental Health recently published an informational packet titled Treatment of Children with Mental Illness, which answers frequently asked questions by parents who are seeking help for their child.
- The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry produced Facts for Families, a series of fact sheets that provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Fact sheets are available in English and Spanish.
- We encourage parents and caregivers in our community to visit the National Association of School Psychologists website. The NASP offers a wealth of information from suicide and crisis to Special Education and 504 information.
- Parents and providers working with children with various traumas can visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for resources, training, and parenting tips.
- Visit USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov for information on how to help your family and children incorporate more nutritious foods into any meal.
- The Grant Halliburton Foundation is working to help people recognize the signs of mental illness, help families know what to do before a treatable illness turns into a crisis, and to help young people feel free to ask for help and to know where to get it.
- Attorney General of Texas has resources for parents as well as for crime victims.