Remote Learning online may be accessed using a computer, laptop, tablet (iPad), smartphone (iPhone or Android) or other internet-enabled device.
The Remote Learning tools provide enough instructional material to cover several hours of lessons each day. Faith Family Academy recommends each student complete an average of 30-45 minutes daily per subject.
The following links will direct students to the Remote Learning program for their grade & campus:
Catherine Greenberg, Elementary
Katrina Ortiz, Middle School
Alexis Bernstein, High School
Allison Etchison - Dallas Middle School: Grades 6-8
Ada Pavon, Bilingual Diagnostician
Dallas Police Department
- Non-Emergency Line: 214-744-4444
- Domestic Violence Counselors
- English: 214-671-4307
- Spanish: 214-671-4325
- Teen Line: 972-233-TEEN
Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas
- 24/7 Crisis Line: 214-828-1000
COVID-19 Support and Resources
With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) many people are stressed and anxious. People are anxious about the unknown and this can be overwhelming. People with pre-exiting mental health conditions may respond more strongly to stressful situations. People should keep appointments with their mental health provider. If you are displaying symptoms, under quarantine and need to stay home, or are concerned about going to the appointment, contact your therapist to see if you are able to speak with them over the phone or do a tele-health session.
Signs of Stress:
- Fear and worry about your own health and health of your loved ones
- Having difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Changes in eating patterns
- Increased use of alcohol or other drugs
Dealing with Depression:
- With things being cancelled and social distancing, we still need to stay connected. Reach out to people you trust.
- Be gentle with yourself
- Self-care is important: eating healthy, exercise, hygiene
- Keep a routine even if you are at home
- Watch movies
- Read books
Things I Can Do to Help Myself with Anxiety:
While it is important to know the facts about COVID-19, it will help to take breaks from watching, reading, or being on social media. This could be upsetting to repeatedly hear about the coronavirus pandemic.
- Eat healthy, exercise
- Meditate, breathing exercises
- Journal your feelings
- Stay connected to others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and about how you are feelings.
Coping with Grief:
Grief is a natural response to a loss. Grief can have physical affects by causing difficulty to sleep, eat and socialize. These are all normal reactions to grief. Grieving is an individual experience and there is no “wrong or right way to grief”. There is no time line for grieving some people feel better in weeks others months or years. However you grieve it is important to be patient with yourself and allow the experience to be unfold naturally.
Tips for Coping with Grief:
- Acknowledge your pain.
- Understand that a loss can trigger many different emotions.
- Accept that your grievance process will be unique to you and will not look like others.
- Grief can consume you if you allow it to, to cope with it surround yourself with a good support system.
- Take care of yourself physically.
Myths About Grief:
- “Be Strong”- doing your grievance you may hear others tell you to “be strong”. Although they may mean well feeling sad, depressed and alone are normal feelings of grief and it is okay to not feel “strong” doing this time.
- “If you don’t cry, you don’t feel bad about the loss”- most people do cry when experiencing a loss but crying is not the only emotion to grief. It’s okay if you don’t cry it does not mean that your feelings are not as deep as someone who does cry.
- “Moving on means forgetting the loss”- this is not true, moving on means accepting the loss which is not the same as forgetting. You can move on with your life and keep the memory of the loss alive.
- Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Parkland HOMES Mobile Medical Clinic
- North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry
- Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry
- ICNA Relief DFW Doorstep Food Deliveries Individuals can call Dallas office requesting specific items from the pantry and staff creates boxes or bags. Volunteers go to the recipient’s home, ring the doorbell, and walk away to ensure no contact.
- Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
- CDC Stress and Coping Help
- ACH Child and Family Services Free Telehealth
- Mental Health America
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
- DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Anxiety and Depression
- Daily Strength Anxiety, bipolar, depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, addiction, cancer, death and dying and many physical conditions
- Texas Youth Hotline Referrals to all types of agencies and other mental health resources across the state. Call 800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777
- I'm Alive Online suicide prevention chat.
- Your Life Your Voice Suicide prevention chat. Call 1-800-448-3000, text VOICE to 20121, or request an email.
- TeenTribe Peer-to-peer support group for teens faced with mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics.
- Journey of Hope Grief Support Center Organization dedicated to providing group grief support to children, adolescents, and their parents or adult caregivers who have lost a loved one to death. Visit website or call 972-964-1600
- Grief and Loss Center of North Texas Multiple groups due to specific loss reasons including loss of an older child, homicide, partner loss, infant loss, etc. Call 214-452-3105.
- Grief Works Free grief support program for children ages 5-18 and their adult family members.
- LightHouse for New Hope Provides free grief support for children and adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. That loss may be from a death, divorce, separation, or abandonment.
- That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief by Scott Berinato
- Understanding Grief by Jane E. Brody
- Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One by Katherine C. Nodal
- Stages of Grief for Children
- Connections App, is a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement.
- Recovery Texas Online 12 step meetings for AA, NA, recovery chat rooms.
- AA Intergroup Meetings – AA online meetings.
- Shatterproof Virtual recovery meetings.
- AA Online Meeting AA online meetings via Skype.
- DynamiCare Health Free daily online recovery meetings.
- In the Rooms Global recovery community
- Never Alone Club NA online meetings
- Virtual NA NA online meetings
- NA By Phone NA phone meetings
- SMART Online Meetings Online community designed to help one another recovery from addictive behaviors
- 12 Step Forums 12 Step Recovery Forums
- SAMHSA Helpline Substance abuse and mental health services. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. Available 24/7.
- Hippocampus Free educational resources from middle school to college.
- KERA At home learning toolkit and learning program.
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- The Academy of Art University Free series of online events, including guest experts in art and design speaking through Zoom, movie afternoons and nights, and virtual workshops on sketching and the use of various software programs.
- Stuck at Home Science
- American Museum of Natural History Museum exhibits and free science lessons from anthropology to zoology.
- Reading Rockets
- SmartTutor Free word searches, coloring pages, free reading lessons, free math lessons, printable flash cards.
- Bedtime Math
- Gemiini - Online program to increase Speech, Language, Reading, Life Skills, and Social Skills for people with Autism, Down syndrome, Speech Delay, Stroke, and others.
- Region 10 Dyslexia Support The Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia Free resources for families, including fun activities that emphasize phonemic awareness, reading and writing with phonics, spelling, and math.
- Bookshare Free online library with access to over 800,000 e-books for students with dyslexia, blindness, and other barriers to print reading.
- Autism Speaks
- Cigna’s Autism Awareness Behavioral Awareness Series: All About Autism
- BeeLine Reader Online extension to make reading online easier for readers with dyslexia.
- COVID-19 Support: Special Education and Special Populations TEA Special Education Support
- Autism Society
- Dallas County Tenant Hotline Email email@example.com or call 214-653-6563 or 833-743-0072 to leave a message with address, name and number.
- DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas Provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs across North Texas.
- Housing Crisis Center Call 214-828-4244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program
- SaveOnEnergy List of energy providers providing COVID-19 financial assistance.
- Spectrum Internet Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi.
- North Dallas Shared Ministries Emergency financial assistance to people who need money to pay for rent and/or utilities.
- The Parenting Center Free parent advice line, confidential telephone line for concerned parents or caregivers with questions about raising children. 817-332-6399 from 12pm to 3 pm
- Child Mind Institute
- National Parent Hotline Call 1-855-427-2736 to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 24 hours a day.
- 7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Social Emotional Learning
- Second Step K-8 Free social emotional lessons for students grades K-8.
- PBS Mindfulness Help
- Brain Pop The Human Body and Social Emotional Learning health units
- The National Domestic Abuse Hotline Provides tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. We also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
- Texas Abuse Hotline Call 1-800-252-5400 or use secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older.
For general questions and questions regarding remote learning, please call or email:
- Telephone - 214-379-7655 (English)
- Telephone - 214-379-7656 (Espanol)
- Email - eLearning@faithfamilyacademy.org
For questions regarding social services, please call:
- Telephone - 214-379-7657 (English)
- Telephone - 214-379-7658 (Espanol)
For technical support, please contact our IT Help Desk Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Telephone - 214-444-7320
- Email - email@example.com