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Staff Resources During Extended School Closure

Staff Resources During Extended School Closure

NLPS teachers and staff are encouraged to access the following resources for CSDE guidance, resources for Distance Learning, and mental health support during Extended School Closure. 

Please check back often as this page will be continuously updated to include additional information and resources.

Staff are also encouraged to seek information and support through the Connecticut State Department of Education’s COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators

****The Careline****

 If you suspect a child is the victim of abuse or neglect, call 1-800-842-2288. 

The Careline is open 24 hrs/7days a week and staffed by full-time, highly skilled professionals.

Mandated reporters are required to report or cause a report to be made when, in the ordinary course of their employment or profession, they have reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child under the age of 18 has been abused, neglected or is placed in imminent risk of serious harm. (Connecticut General Statutes §17a-101a)


2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1 number, dial 1-800-203-1234. 

Text CTCOVID to 898211 for updates

Mental Health

  • Crisis Text Line: free confidential crisis intervention 24/7. Text HOME to 741741 or message at
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: a suicide prevention network of 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  1-800-273-8255 (TALK). The Lifeline also offers hearing impaired services at: 1-800-799-4889 and Spanish Speakers: Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation 1-800-662-HELP  or   (1-800-662-4357) in English and Spanish) e. All calls are confidential. 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Talk-It-Out: For parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand, and to talk your feelings out. 833-258-5011
  • Employee Assistance Program: NLPS Employees and their family members can access the services offered. There is no cost to you or your family members for EAP sessions. The program and its services are strictly confidential. You are encouraged to reach out if you feel the need to connect with a professional who is skilled in helping others. The number to call is 800-526-348


Social-Emotional Resources

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