Explore the available resources below for assistance and guidance.
News Updates/Stay Informed
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call, Text, or Chat 988, or visit 988lifeline.org
- Crisis Hotline – Text HOME to 741741
- JQ Helpline – Call or text 855.JQI.HLPS (855.574.4577)
- LGBTQ National Youth Talkline – (800) 246-7743
- For additional crisis resources for children, teens, and young visit Jewish Together – BeWell (for children, teens, and young adults)
Social and Emotional Learning Resources:
Our children and adolescents need the guidance and safety of adults in their home and in their schools to be able to navigate their own emotions and trauma in a healthy, safe, and productive way.
- For All Ages
- Guide for Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event: In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts specializing in crises. (Guide for Hebrew-speaking families)
- How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War: Common Sense Media gathers tips and conversation starters to help you talk to kids of different ages about the toughest topics.
- Talking to Your Kids About War: VeryWell Family explores ways families can speak with young people about war, including tips on sharing information and restricting media coverage.
- How to Talk to Your Children About Conflict and War: UNICEF’s guide offers eight tips to support and comfort your children.
- Handle with Care: Supporting Young People During Crises: Learning for Justice offers recommendations and resources to help guide conversations with young people and to manage potential subsequent actions and reactions.
- For Elementary School Students
- Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children: This article from the American Psychological Association can help adults guide their young children beyond fear and to resilience.
- For Middle School Students
- Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children: The American Psychological Association provides tips and strategies for parents and teachers of middle school-aged children.
How to Help: Financial Donations
- The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island stands with Israel and has opened this emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance and relief to victims of terror and war. 100% of your donation will go toward supporting victims of terror and addressing the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by these horrific attacks. For more information or to donate, click here.
- Jewish Federations of North America: The umbrella organization representing more than 350 Jewish organizations across the continent has organized an Israel emergency fund “to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack,” according to the nonprofit. For more information or to donate, click here.
- Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP): “CJP has also launched the Fund for Israel at War. Please contribute knowing that 100% of your donation is going directly to assist terror victims. At its opening, CJP has already released $100,000 to help organizations on the ground.”
- The Jewish Agency for Israel
- Magen David Adom (Israel Red Cross)