Helping Kids and Families Cope: Resources

Below is a list of resources provided by our panelists for COVID Questions: Helping Kids & Families Cope.

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Martha Faust, M.Ed., is the program director for Beginnings Parents as Teachers in-home visiting program. She helps families with young children build on their strengths and understand their children’s actions. She has 20 years of experience working with young children and their families.


Beginnings, Inc.

Conemaugh Health System: Coronavirus Preparedness Information

Self-Care Assessment

Magellan Provider Search

Tracy Tredennick, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed therapist with Pediatric Care Specialists Behavioral Health Services in Johnstown. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders and PTSD. A Johnstown native, she has many years of experience working with child, adolescent and adult populations.


Insight Timer: Meditation app for sleep, anxiety and stress

Crisis Text Line | Text HOME To 741741 free, 24/7 Crisis Counseling

CDC: Children’s Mental Health

Cambria County Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-877-268-9463

Heidi Niebauer is a member and family advocate with Magellan Health, where she works with the MY LIFE program for youth and young adults. She has worked since 2005 in social services in many sectors, including mental health, developmental disabilities, youth and families, secondary and elementary education, and workforce development.


Magellan Community and Online Resources

Cambria County Youth Calendar – MY LIFE, Victim Services, Cambria County Library for Teens

Seize the Awkward – tips for having that awkward conversation about how someone is REALLY doing

PEAL Center’s Virtual Youth Coffee Drop-In
Every Thursday at noon!  Our drop-ins are a place where young people with disabilities can come hang out and learn from each other about various topics related to transitioning to adulthood. We typically play games, share how we’re doing, and swap useful tips with one another. Students can view the topic for each week on our Calendar of Events at No registration is needed.  Please email for zoom ID or sign up for our newsletter on

Thrive for Hope will meet every Thursday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We invite you to join us in our journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

*You do not have to register for this event. This is just setup this way so you can see it on the calendar. Zoom Information below.*

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Meeting ID: 929 1960 2424 Passcode: 200438

Cambria County Suicide Prevention Task Force
Need some extra help? Cambria County Suicide Prevention Task Force has a resource guide with information on hotlines, chatlines, and websites that can connect you with resources for mental health, suicide prevention, and substance abuse disorder. Find it here:

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