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Elkhart County Green Sheet

With COVID-19 in our community summer looks pretty different but there are still a lot of ways to stay active and get outside. All of our county’s offerings won’t fit on one page but here is a sampling of ideas to get you started. 

Hoja Verde del Condado de Elkhart

Con COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, el verano se ve muy diferente, pero todavía hay muchas maneras de mantenerse activo y salir. Todas las ofertas de nuestro condado no caben en una sola página, pero aquí hay una muestra de ideas para comenzar.

Elkhart County Blue Sheet

Daily life in these times is not what we are used to and everyone in our community is being impacted in some way. This naturally places stress upon us, our families, friends and neighbors. Don’t suffer alone or in silence, support is just one click or phone call away. 

Recursos Del Condado De Elkhart Para Families

La vida diaria en estos tiempos no es a lo que estamos acostumbrados y todos en nuestra comunidad se ven afectados de alguna manera. Esto naturalmente nos estresa, a nuestras familias, amigos, y vecinos. No sufra solo o en silencio, el apoyo está a solo un clic o una llamada telefónica.

Kids Need Everyone to Continue Reporting Abuse during COVID-19 Crisis

In times of crisis and economic instability, child abuse and neglect rates increase. However, reports of child abuse and neglect in Elkhart County have declined by more than 50% since the COVID-19 crisis began. The ability to speak up for kids’ safety is crucial at this time.

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It's OK to Ask - Now More Than Ever

We all need help sometimes. And we all have something to offer. Elkhart County, we need each other now more than ever.

Need to Talk?

  • Disaster Distress Helpline (multilingual)
    • Call: 1-800-985-5900
    • Text: 66746
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text: 741741
  • Community Resources
    • Call: 2-1-1
  • Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline
    • Call: 1-800-800-5556

 

#ElkhartCounty

We know that social distancing is important at this time in order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in Elkhart County.

Physical distancing is helpful and important but social isolation can be dangerous. Relationships with family, friends, neighbors and the community are vital now more then ever.

So join us in spreading the message that we can #ProtectAndConnect while we practice #physicaldistancing and #creativeconnecting.

Quarter Focus: Building Resilient Communities

Resilience has been defined as bouncing back after a setback but it can also be framed as bouncing forward. It is a major protective factor in times of hardship and trauma.

This quarter will explore supporting a resilient Elkhart County Community through stories of triumph & perseverance, tools & concrete strategies to build trauma informed organizations and community.

Join us for our Quarter Consortium – Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with a Trauma-Informed Lens, Thursday, September 3, 2020 from Noon to 1:30 PM

This virtual consortium will look at how traumatic events in childhood have an effect on development and health outcomes, as well as the biology of resilience. It will offer practical tools we can all use to mitigate the effects of trauma on children, respond to ACES in trauma informed ways and boost our ability to bounce back from stressful and traumatic experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and discuss applications within their own work and lives. 

THE SOURCE IS ELKHART COUNTY’S SYSTEM OF CARE

A system of care is a group of providers, families and youth working together as a team to remove the barriers to mental health resources and treatments for children, teens and young adults.
The partners of The SOURCE work to ensure kids and families who need services are connected to resources quickly and efficiently.
Our community has many organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family. There are no wrong doors in Elkhart County.

USING THE RESOURCES ON THIS SITE

The SOURCE created this website to give our community a place to learn about children’s mental health and to connect with supports when there are mental health challenges.

Our mission is to bring hope to children and families who are on a mental health journey.

Our “IT’S OK TO ASK” campaign is designed to encourage children, youth, young adults and parents to talk about mental health and ask questions without fear of stigma. When we talk about mental health as a normal part of our daily lives, we give ourselves the opportunity to reach out for help and to give help.

PARENTS

Sometimes as a parent it can be hard to know who to ask for help when you have questions about your child’s emotional well-being.

Sometimes as a parent it can be hard to know who to ask for help when you have questions about your child’s emotional well-being.

YOUTH

Finding your way through your teenage years is not easy. You are learning about yourself, others and your mind and body are going through big changes.

RESOURCES

Our community has many organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family.

Our community has many organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family.

STORIES OF HOPE

Life can be challenging. Sometimes people’s words and stories can help us when those challenges seem most difficult.

For us, these are “Stories of Hope.”

EDUCATION TOPICS

There are a lot of resources online that talk about mental health and it can be hard to know where to start.

Here is an introduction to some mental health topics.

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

MORE RESOURCES

There are a lot of places in your city that can help, too.
Here is a list of some community resources.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 or GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text the word ‘home’ to 741741 for Crisis Text Line.

CONTACT US

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If you need someone to talk to, text “Help” to 741741, or call 1-800-273-8255.