I survived the week, between working with a student in a coma due to a heroin overdose, a runaway truant and the ‘coming out’ of another student…I guess you can say I did pretty good. Although you never know what you are going to face, as a social worker in any field, the only certainty is that when disaster strikes you will be called upon. Below is a resource that was shared with me…the Disaster/ Distress Helpline. An all-inclusive phone number you can call or text. Read more below and please share with others…or comment below with any other cool resources!
Happy Friday All!
Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
Our texting service also is available to Spanish speakers. Text “Hablanos” to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support. TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517
LOOKING for MORE RESOURCES:
The School Social Work Association of America has compiled a list of various resources that can be of assistance to you