COVID-19 Resources

We are using this space to share resources that we hope will help families and teachers to support children and themselves during the COVID-19 crisis.

Available Resources

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Why we stay home

The uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of children across the globe, and parents and caregivers have struggled to explain the changes brought by COVID-19. Two medical students in California wanted to help bridge that gap ...
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5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing trauma

5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing trauma

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted strategies from the “Common trauma symptoms in students and helpful strategies for educators” handout to help educators address student’s social-emotional and mental health needs associated with trauma in virtual settings ...
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Positive Behavior Support at home

This award-winning 5 minute video from the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) offers a clear explanation of Positive Behavior Supports as well as ways that families can use them at home. Positive Behavior Support at Home from Association for ...
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Food access for families with school-aged children during COVID-19

On a typical day, schools provide low- or no-cost lunch to 29.7 million children. As the COVID -19 pandemic stretches on and the unemployment rate continues to skyrocket, many families are finding it increasingly challenging to provide meals for their children.  National food ...
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Using culturally responsive practices to foster learning during school closures: Challenges and opportunities for equity

This recent blog post by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) explores the potential of remote learning to increase the connection between schools and families, which could in turn help teachers employ innovative culturally responsive practices, addressing social and institutional ...
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Fun & games to improve mental health

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Fun and Games features offers activities from different school districts, sortable by type ...
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How to help a friend

This infographic/flyer from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Texas offers warning signs for mental illness, tips for starting a conversation with a friend, and ways to support, all in a simple and engaging format. It's part ...
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Teen testimonial on dealing with anxiety & depression

This 3 minute video features a young man describing his own struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as the power of reaching out for help. It's part of the new interactive, online set of resources created by the Texas ...
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Children’s Mental Health FAQs

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) feature addresses a variety of mental health needs, including ...
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Mystery Science

This popular K-5 science curriculum offers hands-on lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core. They're offering a limited number of free memberships for the next year. https://mysteryscience.com ...
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