There are countless resources, lists, webinars and tools being circulated to support helping professionals during this global pandemic. Read more about how these resources were chosen below. NCDA will update this page continuously. Have a suggestion? Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
With you, we have been watching the coronavirus situation unfold with growing concern. Our fields support those that are most vulnerable in unprecedented times. People from all walks of life will be looking to helping professionals for support, reassurance and guidance. We are here to help you help those people.
As a first step, we are answering the call from the Federal government, particularly Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to inform each other and to help you inform everyone to flatten the curve and practice social distancing. We encourage you to do the same and share this information widely, as it is vital for the health of our clients, communities and countries.
Our field provides wide-ranging support and we all should remember with the basics.
First, let’s check in with ourselves. Am I ok and well-supported? Is my metaphorical oxygen mask in place? The following mental health resources can support your personal well-being, your family and friends and, once you are ready and able, they can help clients, students, employees, colleagues and others.
How can I job search during a pandemic? Which sectors are hiring right now? Can I really take the time to focus on career exploration when I can feel a layoff coming down the pipeline? How can I network while we are all practicing social distancing around the world?
These are real questions our clients are asking. Our members are responding. For example:
Our approaches can be adapted to help people during this time of crisis. After starting with mental health and coping strategies, use these resources to help you once you are ready to engage in career conversations.
As we all practice social distancing, many of us are working remotely, and so are our clients. Here are a few key resources to help you consider the logistics, ethics, best practices and challenges of remote work during this crisis, and beyond.
NCDA headquarters and members are gathering resources, and we will highlight them in this section. Note, while the older articles have been written in a very different time and we acknowledge that today's world experience is unprecedented, the message can still be helpful.
Did you know all pre-recorded NCDA webinars are free for viewing at anytime at your convenience? Linked under Professional Development, these webinars offer a wide range of topics. CEUs can be purchased for only $35 per webinar. Now, as part of NCDA's response to COVID-19, CEUs for watching a group of webinars are available at a discounted price. Watch 1, 2, or 3 webinars, then click on the link below to purchase CEU's.
CEUs are required for credential holders and registry instructors. Gaining approved CEUs is as easy as 1-2-3 with NCDA! For more information about each webinar visit the Professional Development:Webinar page, or, for registration questions contact email@example.com
ICF - International Coach’s Federation
Highlight: Video Series: Making the Shift to Virtual Coaching (scroll down to that section)
See the Complete ICF List
American Psychological Association
Highlight: Free Access to the Publication Manual and Other Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic (or try here)
See the Complete APA List
NCDA has formed a working group to select and evaluate resources. No one person is equipped to deal with these unprecedented times. We are approaching this together, as a community of career professionals. Then, you in turn, can support your communities across the country, and worldwide, knowing that your colleagues and peers have carefully chosen these resources for you. Do you have an approach, a tool or a resource to share with your NCDA community? Please leave your comment at the bottom of this page.
NCDA members are encouraged to tell their story. Read the details on the NCDA Advocacy webpage: Call to Action.