Supporting Individuals, Communities and Schools During COVID-19
We’ve gathered a set of of what we hope are useful resources for dealing with some of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting social isolation and rise in hate incidents, have created.

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General Resources (health, food, mental health, self-care etc.)

Responding To Hate

Resources For Law Enforcement

Conflict Resolution and Effective Communication

Affirmations, Quotes and Community Building Tools


General Resources

Thank you to the compilers of this guide, a volunteer team of educators, students, community organizations and grassroots organizers.

The guide offers comprehensive lists of food, mental health, labor, elder, immigration and assistance program resources.

Access the guide at: bit.ly/cv19ocresources

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Responding to Hate

Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 has paralleled an increase in hate incidents and crimes against people perceived to be of Asian heritage. OC Human Relations is greatly concerned about this unfortunate increase and hopes the following resources will be of assistance.

Read the Statement from OC Human Relations Commission on Discrimination & COVID-19


Hate Crime Resources

Report Hate

If you see, or are the target of hate, please contact us immediately. To report a hate crime or incident, phone 714-480-6580.

Respond to Hate

Download this PDF that explains why you should report hate and the steps you can do if you witness or are a target of a hate crime or incident.

Respond to COVID-19 Hate

A link to an article by Teaching Tolerance: “As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments…”

Hate Infographic

Download an infographic that offers useful information on responding to hate and reporting a hate crime.


kNOwHATE Downloads: “We Stand Against Hate” Sign & kNOwHATE Challenge

We’ve created a sign (in portrait and landscape mode) that you can display in the window of your home or business to let the world know that you “Stand Against Hate”. There’s also the flyer for kNOwHATE Challenge #1. Click on the images below to download a PDF.

This sign fits on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper in portrait mode.

This sign fits on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper in landscape mode.

Learn how you can participate in kNOWHATE Challenge #1. Share the flyer with friends and challenge them to participate!

Resources For Law Enforcement

Protect Yourself & Others

Be Educated. Be Informed. Be Safe! A fact sheet that provides the basics of protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19

Be In The Know Of Science

This fact sheet gives an overview of the COVID-19 virus. What is it? How does it spread? What are the symptoms? How is it treated?

Avoiding Scams

This fact sheet outlines how to identify and avoid COVID-19 scams. The Department of Justice (DOJ)has identified a number of common scams, and the steps community members can take to avoid being victimized.

Communication In Crisis

Best practices in communicating with the public and agency staff in times of crisis.

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Conflict Resolution and Effective Communication

Our Conflict Resolution Services

Online Mediation

Make arrangements for a mediator to facilitate a conversation between you and the other party where you respectfully listen to each other while seeking a mutually agreeable solution to the problem. We can help with Landlord/Tenant issues!

Conflict Support

Discuss your conflict with a Conflict Resolution Specialist and learn about conflict communication strategies you can use to directly engage the other side in a constructive conversation.

Facilitation

Work with a Conflict Resolution Specialist  to bring a group together to address a community need.

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Restorative Justice Values

Our Restorative Justice Team has created a series of 9 videos, narrated by Chris, that explain the values of Restorative Justice.

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Affirmations, Ice-breakers, Community Building Questions and Quotes

Our BRIDGES and Restorative Justice Teams assembled ‘love notes’ to include in student’s lunches during this time of social distancing
We’ve put together these PDFs that you can download to share with your families and friends.

Positive statements to provide emotional support and encouragement and to let you know we are thinking about you.

Quotes to reflect upon, make you think and feel and to share with others.

Questions to use around the dinner table or with friends to strengthen connections and have fun!

Weekly Love Notes

Download a series of 6-weeks worth of “Lunch Love Notes”, each complete with Affirmations, Reflections, Ice-breakers and Community Building activities.

Have fun trying out these games with loved ones and friends.

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