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Mindwise: Supporting Student Mental Health From a Distance
Dr. John Ackerman describes the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff and families; identifies effective strategies for managing anxiety and distress during isolation and shows ways staff can engage with families to foster engagement and resilience.
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CASEL CARES: Building Resilience to Support Ourselves, Others, and Our Students
Experience guided self-care and mindfulness exercises
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CASEL CARES: Let’s Listen To Our Young People: What Support Do They Need?
Hear directly from students on what they want and need at this time
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Mindwise: How to Cope with Uncertainty 
Nancy Ginty Butler, LICSW, discusses how to cope with the uncertainty of COVID-19 using a framework of safety, predictability, and control, offering tips to increase your sense of control and support your students virtually.


Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Second Step SEL Curriculum

Click here for Free SEL lessons & activities for Pre-K to 5th grade

Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

This fact sheet provides educators with common reactions that they might see in the students with whom they work and suggestions on how they may help after community trauma. This tip sheet describes how traumatic events, such as a natural disaster, school violence, or the traumatic death of a peer or educator, can affect students’ learning, behavior, and relationships.