SEL and Mental Health Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges.
Here is a collection of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list. If you have resources to suggest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus, Harvard Medical School
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
- Coronavirus Public Health Emergency: Psychological Tips for Children and Adolescents’ Emotions, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona
- Social-Emotional Learning During COVID 19 Crisis: Equity Lens Reflection, Karen Craddock, PhD
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, NPR
- Social and Emotional Learning Supports for Children and Young Adults Around Covid-19, SEL4TX
- 5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety, Education Development Center
- Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students, Cyberbullying Research Center
- Ethical Considerations: School Counseling in a Virtual Setting, American School Counselors Association
Crucial Emotional Toolkit for Parents & Children in Coronavirus Era
During stressful times such as the current coronavirus pandemic, what children need most is Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Bring EQ into the home with this toolkit of dynamic, and mostly free, online learning programs, videos, games, and apps.