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Resources for Teens & Young Adults During COVID-19

Updated: May 12

We are all facing a very unique situation and having to deal with lots of changes that can be scary. As young people, especially, spending time with friends and socializing is often a big part of our lives. Not being able to go to school or work, or participate in the fun activities with others that usually help us to de-stress, can feel extremely isolating.

While all of this physical distancing may be making you feel alone or discouraged, we want you to know that there are many community resources here to support you. Please check out the resources below to help you stay connected, informed, and to know that you are NOT alone!

What are you doing to stay connected during quarantine? Share your tips by leaving a comment!


STAY IN THE KNOW


Virtual Seminar on COVID-19: What Young People Need to Know!

For those who were not able to attend, check out the video recording here.


Learn about future virtual sessions, by following @yboryouthclinic


Thanks to the Ybor Youth Clinic’s Youth Community Advisory Board for putting together the helpful resource below on where young people can find accurate information about COVID-19 from reputable sources.




Resources from Advocates for Youth:




MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS


Florida Healthy Transitions is a program that provides teens and young adults ages 16-25 with tools to help them to be their very best in life.


ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Monday Art Group (Bi-Weekly Poetry Workshop): 6-8 PM

Wednesday Wellness Group (Discussion): 6-8PM


Friday Fun Group (Healthy Transitions Pinellas & Hillsborough): 4-6 PM


All groups meet via Zoom (web browser, phone apps):

Meeting ID: 835-188-7859

https://crisiscenter.zoom.us/j/8351887859




Please e-mail Porter, Healthy Transitions Youth Coordinator, if you have any questions: pulven@s4kf.org


How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing

(Mental Health First Aid)


VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES


Metro Inclusive Health LGBTQ+ Virtual Programming

Follow @metroyouthfl

Nova Labs at PBS

Teen science fans will love this free digital platform that combines video, animation and games to delve into fascinating scientific topics.


Girl Scouts At Home

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida put together a ton of fun virtual resources that you can enjoy at home.

Tampa Bay Virtual Experiences

Watch and play along online with some amazing activities and behind-the-scenes footage from our favorite local attractions.


Tampa.KidsOutandAbout.com

Tampa’s online guide to everything for kids, teens and families. Search the calendar for free virtual events, online classes, and more!


Additional community resources to support youth, children and families during COVID-19 can be found here.

Get Involved with Teen Connect Tampa Bay


Are you interested in helping your peers make informed decisions about their health and future while getting service hours? Join the Teen Connect Youth Advisory Board! Apply online here by April 3rd.

Learn more at www.TeenConnectTampaBay.org and by following us on Instagram @teenconnecttampa





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