Maine Department of Education Announces Role of a Helpline for Teachers And Others in a School Setting
“Everybody in the school setting is really really experiencing a new kind of a year and additional pressures. That WarmLine is available to all of them” says DOE Director of Communications.
Maine (WAGM) - It’s called FrontLine WarmLine, and it originally launched back in April. The purpose is to help Maine’s first responders and health care workers manage the stress of COVID-19. Now, superintendents, teachers and other school staff in the state have been added to the list.
“Everybody in the school setting is really really experiencing a new kind of a year and additional pressures. That WarmLine is available to all of them.”
Kelli Deveaux is the Director of Communications at the Maine Department of Education. She says this helpline is being staffed by former educators, who can understand what current educators are going through.
“We need our teachers and those in our schools to be able to take care of themselves so that they can in turn take care of their students they are working so hard to provide for.”
She encourages everyone to give special appreciation to those working with students during this difficult time.
“They are redesigning their profession in the midst of a pandemic with everybody watching. The pressure is great but the effort and the results are amazing and absolutely miraculous.”
FrontLine WarmLine is available from 8 AM to 8 PM everyday of the week. You can reach them by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. You can also access 211 for information regarding behavioral health and social service resources.
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