Back To School Resources

DBHDD 2X2 Webinars

The 2x2 Webinar Series: Daily Self-Care Tips and Support for Health Care and Emergency Response Workers, live streamed every Tuesday at 2:00p.m., is a series of webinars that share two mental health tips about managing stress, grief, work/life balance, and wellness each day. They are informative, fun, interactive, and provide 30 minutes of stress relief and relaxation. The series was developed with frontline colleagues in public health in mind. It was first offered to them and was expanded to include DBHDD and the DBHDD provider network.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line | 1-866-399-8938

The Georgia Children's Cabinet is a nonpartisan organization that aims to strategically enhance children’s early education experience to promote their academic, social-emotional and physical development in partnership with families, communities the early care and education industry and stakeholders.

Provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.


A statewide network of DECAL Inclusion and Behavior Support Specialists is available to link early childhood providers with community resources to support classroom climate and to prevent and reduce persistent challenging behavior. The specialists provide a variety of resources, strategies and supports to programs, classrooms, and the community.

Other Resources

  1. CHOA Strong4Life’s Back-to-School Educator and Staff Wellness Resources
  2. 2x2 series – an array of past (and upcoming) webinars
  3. Kaiser Permanente’s “Planning for the Next Normal at School – Keeping Students, Staff, Families, and Teachers Safe and Healthy” Playbook
    • Kaiser Permanente’s “Staff and Teacher Well-being” video to complement the above playbook
  4. Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s “For Educators and Out-of-School-Time Staff” resource bank
  5. Mental Health Technology Transfer Center – Tools for Educators During a Public Health Crisis document
  6. Emory University School of Medicine’s Wellness Guides