COVID 19 Resources for EPIS Supported Projects

General Information for PCCD Grantees and Applicants:

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has been sending regular communication to grantees via email.  Be sure to check your inbox and read this important information.  In addition PCCD has set up a web page to house current grantee information: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/Funding/Pages/Subrecepients.aspx

Information for CTC Coalitions and OMPP Projects:

Information for Specific Evidence-based Programs

Positive Action is offering their Positive Action Family Kit at no cost through their website. This resource can be shared with families in your community to foster social emotional learning at home. Social emotional learning is important all the time – but perhaps critically so during this time of high anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Positive Action’s Family Kit provides an opportunity for families to gather, converse, and engage in the learning process together while building greater connection and community at home.

To access the Positive Action Family Kit, visit https://www.positiveaction.net/ and click on teach, family kit. Then create an account to access the material. If you need further assistance accessing the Positive Action Family Kit please email Ashley at ashley@positiveaction.net.

 

General Information for Human Service Providers

Although in-person 1:1 meetings, group sessions, and classroom instruction are suspended for the time being, there are many online tools you can use to still stay connected to the families and communities you work with. Keep in mind that you can connect with families simply to find out about their current situation.  What has changed for them? Are they in crisis mode (job or childcare issues or someone sick)?  Be prepared to provide information about where families can get help!

Telehealth Activities

Juvenile Justice Updates

The Importance of Self-Care

In addition to these resources and ideas, our team would like to remind you of the importance of self-care. Take care and listen to your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs to best meet your professional responsibilities. 

Keep Calm and Call EPIS: Stay in touch with your EPIS support team via email or phone.  We are here to provide problem solving support throughout these challenging times. See our EPIS Staff Page for current list of staff and contact information.