Updated: Sep 2
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:
Connect with youth activists around the country this April for everything from fun trivia games to virtual movie nights and more!
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:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6-8 PM
Last Two Fridays of Each Month:
All groups meet via Zoom (web browser, phone apps):
Meeting ID: 437-321-9705
Please e-mail Jalen Kearney, Youth Coordinator, if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Mental Health First Aid)
Teen Addiction Treatment: Information and resources about how mental health impacts addiction for teens from the Addiction Center.
Teen science fans will love this free digital platform that combines video, animation and games to delve into fascinating scientific topics.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida put together a ton of fun virtual resources that you can enjoy at home.
Watch and play along online with some amazing activities and behind-the-scenes footage from our favorite local attractions.
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
Learn more at www.TeenConnectTampaBay.org and by following us on Instagram @teenconnecttampa