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Resources for Families The following resources were provided by Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

Digital Learning Resources

This is an extension to the materials available at your child’s school. These digital resources are purchased by the AEA and require a username and password assigned to your child’s school.

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Resources aggregated by our AEA system to address student and adult need in this area.

Caregiving During COVID-19

This YouTube video (<20 minutes) provides parents/caregivers the facts of COVID-19, common reactions to stressful situations, how to respond, and know when to seek more help. The PPT is linked on our website for those interested. This was in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Positive Solutions for Families

This YouTube video (approximately 22 minutes) was developed by our Family Educator Coordinators to provide parents 8 practical tips on managing behavior in young children focusing on positive reinforcements and affirmations. PPT is also linked on our website.

Virtual Resources The following resources are offered as a way to get support while staying socially distanced during COVID-19

MCSA Drop-In Center



The Drop-In Center is still available to utilize virtually. Please reach out with any questions or to speak with a Peer Support Specialist, and please know you are not alone!

For 1:1 Mental Health Support, questions, or to learn about virtual groups, please call:

(563) 200-2742 or (563) 554-3781

24-7 Peer Respite Support Line


Life Connections Peer Recovery Services knows the impact of Covid 19 and is here to support anyone struggling with anything from isolation, anxiety, depression, and any other life altering experiences.

You can find support of a trained peer support specialist who has experienced these same type of issues. All calls are confidential, not recorded, and free to anyone in Scott, Clinton, Jackson, Cedar and Muscatine counties.

Please Call: (516)-688-7484

Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation Due to COVID-19

The Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19 offers help and support for those suffering from isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being alone and lonely is difficult enough, but stay-at-home orders and social distancing make it even more challenging to overcome such feelings and make connections.

Offered free from the CARES Act funding through Eastern Iowa MHDS Region. 

Click here for more information and to register

Life Connections: Virtual Recovery Center


Life Connections understands that with the increase of Covid-19 there is a increase of individuals who are needing support. With this, we are going to now go remotely by virtual and phone capabilities. We want to offer a way for you to stay physically distant but socially engaged. We offer support groups, one on one support, and just that socialization that we all need. 

Please click here for more information and to access the virtual meetings.

COVID Recovery Iowa

Click the above link to access free information on counseling services related to COVID-19.