Crisis Hotline: 1-800-841-1255    |    Appointments or Services: 1-844-309-6385

COVID-19

Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing and more. Wait times are currently higher than normal. More COVID-19 information.

BTCS COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Crisis Counseling

The Texans Recovering Together COVID-19 Virtual Counseling Program offers free, short-term crisis counseling by phone or televideo for individuals, families, and groups living in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Lampasas, Lee, Milam and Williamson counties. We operate Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and will respond to requests for counseling within one hour if received before 5 pm on a business day.  Counseling may include resource navigation, grief support, coping skill development, psychoeducation, problem-solving, linkage to available support groups, and more.

The Crisis Counseling Program is made possible through FEMA and Texas Health and Human Services.  The team is composed of team members from Bluebonnet Trails Community Services and Central Counties Services. 

     

     • Current Crisis Counseling Program Support Groups:

               – Tuesdays at 6:00pm – First Responders (Beginning 6/16/2020) Click here to join the Tuesday First Responder meeting

                 Facilitator: Chris.Orton@bbtrails.org

               – Wednesdays at 10:00am – General Community (Beginning 6/24/2020) Click here to join the Wednesday meeting 

                 Facilitator: Jaclyn.Drake@ccs1967.org | Facilitator: Briana.Frederickson@ccs1967.org

               – Thursdays at 6:00pm – General Community (Beginning 6/18/2020) Click here to join the Thursday meeting

                 Facilitator: Chris.Orton@bbtrails.org

 

We are pleased to announce that Bluebonnet Trails Community Services is offering Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) training and Psychological First Aid (PFA) training! These trainings are made possible through out Texans Recovering Together COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Skills for Psychological Recovery is an evidence-informed approach to help individuals in the weeks and months following disaster and trauma, when more intensive intervention than Psychological First Aid is needed. This culturally-informed, skills-training intervention is designed to accelerate recovery and increase self-efficacy for disaster and trauma survivors of all ages.

Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Psychological First Aid is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

Please visit our Facebook page HERE for training information and times.

Please note that CEUs and Certificates of Completion will be offered to Social Workers and LPCs upon request.


Community Resources and Tips

     • Resources for Children and Families During COVID-19

               – Mobil COVID-19 Testing Sites

               – Diaper and Hygiene Drive-Thru

               – Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during COVID-19

               – Talking to Children about COVID-19

               – Talking with Children about Infectious Disease

               – Free Apps and Hotlines

               – Family Entertainment: Virtual Field Trips

               – Farm Fresh Veggies in Elgin Area

               – COVID-19 Resource Guide

               – Autism Services Covid 19 Bulletin English

               – Autism Services Covid 19 Bulletin Spanish (Español)

               – Resources for Families with Young Children

               – Child Care Options for Texas Frontline Workers

               – Child Traumatic Stress Network COVID-19 Resources 

     • Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

               – Protecting Your Mental Health during COVID-19

               – Self-Care during Social Distancing

               – Free Apps and Hotlines

               – Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During Social Distancing

               –  24/7 COVID-19 Support Line Information English

               – 24/7 COVID-19 Support Line Information Spanish

     • Substance Use Recovery During COVID-19

               – Online Recovery Resources

               – Online Recovery Support Groups Zoom 2020

     • NAMI Online Classes and Support Groups during COVID-19

                Families Togethera 3-week class covering mental health topics for anyone with a loved one living with a mental health condition is now available

               – Stories and Strategiesa 4-session workshop series for anyone who lives with a mental health condition

                NAMI Basics On-DemandParents and caregivers can register here for this self-paced online class.

                Mind Mattersbi-monthly webinars on a variety of mental health topics featuring subject matter experts. You can find the topics, dates, and registration here. All webinar recordings are available on our website for sharing.

               – Support Groups— Registration is required and space is limited.

                     o   NAMI Connection: for adults living with mental health conditions

                     o   Family Support Group: for family members, partners and parents of someone living with a mental health condition


Resources for First Responders During COVID-19

               – Public Safety Personnel Resilience During a Pandemic

               – First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal


Corona Virus (COVID-19) Updates

     • COVID-19 Facts and Prevention

               – What You Need to Know about Coronavirus

               – Stop the Spread of Germs

     • Local and State COVID-19 Updates

               – Texas Receives Approval for SNAP Online Grocery Purchases

               – Mobil COVID-19 Testing Sites

               – Economic Impact Payment Guide

               – Portal Video Calling Devices for Veterans

               – Texas Medical Board Press Release

               – Texas HHS News Release

               – COVID-19 Updates from The White House

               – Williamson County and Cities Health District Response

               – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services FAQ 

               – Social Distancing Reminder

               – Paycheck Protection Information

               – Emergency Loans Checklist

                COVID-19 Testing Sites

                – HHSC Issues COVID-19 FAQs to HCS and TxHmL Providers

                  HHSC is providing Home and Community-based Services and

                  Texas Home Living providers with regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.


COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Schools

               – COVID-19 Resource Page for Educators

               – Hays CISD Hope Helpline

               – Virtual Crisis Planning Toolkit from Dr. Benavidez, Counselor Specialist at Region 11

                    * Crisis Planning PowerPoint

                    * Crisis Counseling Script 

                    * Crisis Counseling Team Schedule Sample 

                    * Sample Letter to Parents 

               – Resources for Early Childhood Educators


 

 BTCS Community Resources and Tips

     • Bluebonnet Employee Resources during COVID-19

               – Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals

               – Medicare FFS Response

               – Telehealth Coverage Policies

               – Telepsychiatry Websites

               – Tips on Working from Home

               – The Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home

               – COVID-19 Training Updates: attached training updates

               – Free Fitness Apps for Healthcare Workers

               – Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA)

               – Cultural Awareness When Working in Indian Country Post Disaster

For Services or for Appointments:
1-844-309-6385

24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
1-800-841-1255

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