Helping kids stay busy, stimulated, and positive while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe and protected can be challenging. A team of child trauma experts at Child Trends have listed several recommendations for supporting the emotional well-being of children during high stress periods. They highlight “3 R’s” for parents to use as … Continue reading Maintaining wellness in crisis
The U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Educational Laboratory Program has put together a set of FAQs to assist schools and districts with their most pressing needs—such as transitioning to online instruction, providing Free and Reduced Lunches, supporting students’ social emotional needs, engaging families, and addressing equity concerns for students with limited access to technology, students … Continue reading Resources for schools and districts responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Who knew that managing kids’ behavior was such a challenge? The folks at PBIS Apps, of course! They’ve been researching, teaching, and supporting Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for decades. Their latest blog post offers insights and experiences from a parent perspective — one month into this “new normal” of working and learning from … Continue reading 4 tips for families trying PBIS at home
The 3-part webinar series, hosted by Wellness Together School Mental Health and the California Department of Education, will facilitate an ongoing discussion to highlight practices, programs, and policies to strengthen student supports in the midst of school closures. This series of webinars will address some of the adjustments necessary to ensure students are receiving mental … Continue reading Supporting you supporting students: Tools for the challenging times
PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. Search lesson plans by subject and/or grade. This might be a good time to delve into the Disease, Illness, and Disability lessons in Health & Physical Education! https://www.pbslearningmedia.org
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) offers a detailed guide for talking to children about coronavirus. This web page includes tips for talking with children at early elementary, late elementary, middle, and high school ages; suggested points to emphasize; suggestions for ways to avoid overwhelming children (and yourself) with information, and links to additional … Continue reading Talking to children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A parent resource
A new suite of resources from the U.S. Department of Education includes considerations for school closures, provision of special education services, impacts on assessments/accountability, flexibility on meal provision, and more: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the “COVID-19” button below.
Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses the benefits of collecting and sharing information about local community resources with participants in research studies. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on … Continue reading Local trauma-informed care resources empower communities
Dr. Carl Sumi is an expert in student behavioral research and interventions. This is Dr. Sumi’s advice for parents who suspect their child may be experiencing bullying in school. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) … Continue reading What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?