Social Work

COVID-19 Specific resources Know the facts about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share- facts.html 

*Resources for families and caregivers (Understanding COVID-19 and News coverage, How to stay calm for yourself and your kids, Recursos en Espanol de Common Sense Latino): https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the- coronavirus-pandemic? j=7704934&sfmc_sub=170479351&l=2048712_HTML&u=143543082& mid=6409703&jb=693&utm_source=covid19_landingpages_jim&utm_m edium=email 

*Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (for families and caregivers): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress- anxiety.html 

 

24/7 Emergency Services

Emergencies requiring ambulance, police, or fire department

Phone: Dial 911 from any phone.

211 Maine

Confidential Information and referral call center; available 24/7

Phone: Dial 211 Maine from any phone
Web: http://www.211maine.org [Exit Site]

Mental Health Crisis Line - The Opportunity Alliance

24 hour hotline provides phone and access to face-to-face services including support, risk assessment, consultation, and stabilization

Phone: (207)774-HELP (4357); 1-888-568-1112 (statewide toll-free)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Web: www.opportunityalliance.org [Exit Site]

General Assistance Office (Scarborough)

General Assistance provides aid, under strict guidelines, to individuals and families in financial crisis within their community.

Scarborough Municipal Building
Address: 259 U.S. Route 1 / PO Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04074-0360
Phone: (207)730-4025
Web: www.scarboroughmaine.org [Exit Site]

Project G.R.A.C.E.

"Our mission is to imporve the lives of our neighbors by identifying both those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner"

Phone: (207)883-5111
Web: www.projectgracemaine.org [Exit Site]



Anxiety Specific Activities

Yoga w/Adrianne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbRpHZr_d0 30 minute Yoga for anxiety and Stress 

The Crisis Kit- 5 tools for helping through turbulent times https://positivepsychology.com/the-crisis-kit/ 

ChangetoChill 

https://www.changetochill.org/other-resources/ 

On-line 7 session self-delivered program for Teens https://www.cope2thrive.com/online-programs-summary-page 



Mindfulness and Meditation Resources

March 2020


Ten Percent Happier - Coronavirus Sanity Guide - this is a free resource  that includes podcasts, interviews with some very gifted meditation teachers, talks, and short guided meditations.  Scroll all the way down to find an alternative to singing happy birthday when you wash your hands for 20 seconds!

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide?utm_source=cv_response&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cv_response_letterfromceo&mc_cid=2b1432ebdf&mc_eid=e06570b91e


Common Ground Meditation Center - this site has a calendar for online programs that include Yoga videos, meditation videos and more..

https://commongroundmeditation.org/currentevents/calendar/?mc_cid=a32ecb629f&mc_eid=d72146c247



SEE Learning at Emory - Social Emotional Education - Resources for elementary age students - curriculum and short videos

https://seelearning.emory.edu/resources-research



The Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus -Resources, practices, articles for educators, parents, individuals 

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/greater_good_guide_to_well_being_during_coronavirus



Five Free Mindfulness Meditation Apps - the following free apps have many guided meditations and are very easy to access and use

Insight Timer

Stop, Think, and Breathe

Smiling Mind

UCLA Mindful



Five Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About Coronavirus - from the NewYorkTimes

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html



Four Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid - from the NewYorkTimes

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_AaLeWmIt3doqt7JAFSGI09QXUYQ0dHa



Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Using the Senses to Ground - This is a 13 minute video that includes a guided mindfulness practice, led by Molly Montgomery - the first in a series I intend to post on my YouTube channel listed below

https://youtu.be/gQmCdq7cHPU


Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Practicing Heartfulness - This is a 10 minute video that includes a guided mindfulness practice on spreading kindness to others

https://youtu.be/xlpIVlGQR8s


A Care Package for Uncertain Times - The On Being Project - A collection of podcasts, poetry, meditations and reflections on however you are processing this moment - many additional links within this to explore

https://onbeing.org/starting-points/a-care-package-for-uncertain-times/


Mindfulness with Justme (website: http://www.justmindfulness.com )

1) Using Breath as an Anchor: https://vimeo.com/227543375 

2) Balanced Breath: https://vimeo.com/227543438 

3) Kindness for Self and Others: https://vimeo.com/227542613 

4) Body Scan: https://vimeo.com/227542729 

5) Finger Tracing: https://vimeo.com/227543542 

6) Clench and Release: https://vimeo.com/227542821 

7) The Breath Grounding Technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=658SpoJj7q8 

8) Mindful Listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGFuzPAFbyk






Referral Resources - Scarborough / Cumberland County

We have listed some local resources below, through which various types of assistance are available.  This is by no means and "exhaustive" list of the many resources available to Scarborough and Cumberland County residents.  For more specific information about other resources, it is recommended that you contact 211 Maine (listed below).

24/7 Emergency Services

Emergencies requiring ambulance, police, or fire department

Phone: Dial 911 from any phone.

211 Maine

Confidential Information and referral call center; available 24/7

Phone: Dial 211 Maine from any phone
Web: http://www.211maine.org [Exit Site]

Mental Health Crisis Line - The Opportunity Alliance

24 hour hotline provides phone and access to face-to-face services including support, risk assessment, consultation, and stabilization

Phone: (207)774-HELP (4357); 1-888-568-1112 (statewide toll-free)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Web: www.opportunityalliance.org [Exit Site]

Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services

State agency offering a wide variety of social, economic and health services for families, children, teens, adults, elders, etc., statewide in Maine

Portland District Office
Address: 161 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101 
Phone: (207)822-2000
Connecting All Programs
Phone: 1(800)482-7520
Child Protective Intake
Phone: (800)452-1999 (in-state only)
Web: www.maine/gov/dhhs  [Exit Site]

General Assistance Office (Scarborough)

General Assistance provides aid, under strict guidelines, to individuals and families in financial crisis within their community.

Scarborough Municipal Building
Address: 259 U.S. Route 1 / PO Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04074-0360
Phone: (207)730-4025
Web: www.scarboroughmaine.org [Exit Site]

Project G.R.A.C.E.

"Our mission is to imporve the lives of our neighbors by identifying both those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner"

Phone: (207)883-5111
Web: www.projectgracemaine.org [Exit Site]

Preble Street Resource Center

Barrier free services to empower people experiencing homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty; advocacy for solutions to these problems.

Phone: (207)775-0026
Address: 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101
Web: www.preblestreet.org [Exit Site]
Social Work Office



Jaclyn D'Annibale
LCSW, CADC
Phone: (207) 730-5088
Email: jdannibale
           @scarboroughschools.org


Christina Gerber
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5028
Email: cgerber
           @scarboroughschools.org

Florence Lusk
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5029
Email: flusk
           @scarboroughschools.org

Molly Montgomery
LCPC
Student Assistance Counselor
Phone: (207) 730-5022
Email: mmontgomery
           @scarboroughschools.org

Amy Ranco
LCSW
Phone: (207) 730-5027
Email: aranco
           @scarboroughschools.org