COVID-19 Resources for Prevention Providers
The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we all are working to adjust to a new normal. This pandemic has presented us with numerous challenges such as transitioning to remote working, finding ways to adapt our work to address COVID-19 related concerns, and taking on new roles as teachers and caregivers, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy and trying to look after our own mental health needs. In thinking about these new challenges, the RIPRC has developed a comprehensive guidance document and list of resources which we hope, to the extent possible, will help prevention providers to continue doing their incredible work while caring for their own well-being.
The RIPRC team will be updating this guidance document on a regular basis. We have also created a working version of this document which can be accessed and updated through Google Docs. If you are a prevention provider working in Rhode Island and you would like to add resources that you feel would be useful for others, you can request access to the Google Doc version of the document by emailing RIPRC@JSI.com. If you recognize a gap in these resources but have been unable to find a resource, please email RIPRC@JSI.com and RIPRC staff will research the topic and have it incorporated. We have organized resources under the following categories: Promoting Productivity, Wellness, Prevention and Recovery Support Resources, and Training and Technical Assistance. We hope that these resources will help prevention providers to work more productively work from home, take care of their mental health and well-being and help support others in doing the same, and continue to learn and take part in prevention focused training opportunities available online.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.