Social Emotional Wellness Resources
As we all adjust to the current situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we create safe, supportive, and engaging spaces for learning at home. Think about these four elements—your readiness and your child’s experience of safety, support, and engagement—like building a house:
CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful for families in response to today’s circumstances.
First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Denise Daniels, a leading child development expert, has teamed up with Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center to help children, families, and educators cope during this pandemic. First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English, Spanish, and French.
This is a very trying time for parents/caregivers and their families. If you or anyone in your household needs emotional support, there are resources that you can access for immediate assistance.
https://www.crisistextline.org/ - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Frontline Mobile Crisis, Cuyahoga County - Provides 24/7 mental health crisis and suicide prevention assistance. Call 216.623.6888 to speak directly to a crisis counselor to get your needs met and referrals for other supportive services.
Social Emotional Wellness for Students at Home - Videos
Learn how to use the Bug Board lesson to have a conversation about what bugs you (what gets on your nerves) and how you bug someone else (how you get on their nerves) in to order to help get along better at home.Grade level: K-3, but good for everyone.Running time: 3:20Breathing technique to destress and calm downGrade level: Elementary LevelRunning time: 3:20
This is a three minute game on Relationship Building. Using pen, paper and a container for all players, pick a topic, (i.e; compliments, kind words, concern, etc.) Each player will write a note and drop it in the other player's containers. Everyone will then gather around with their container and pull the notes out one by one and try to "guess who said it". It is a great way to build relationships.Grade level: K-12Running time: 2:58
Three Brain Breaks
Demonstrating three brain breaks: (1) Deep breathing, (2) Thumbs up - Pinky out, and (3) Up & Down/Back & Forth. Category . People & Blogs
Running time: 4:18
Know You with Dr. J
Self-awarenessGrade level: K-8Running time: 3:59
Couragous Conversations about Coronavirus and School Safety
Coronavirus and School Safety Virtual Panel
Running time: 57:47
CTAG In This Together: Maintaining Healthy Relationships
This video will remind CTAG families that the skills used to build and maintain healthy relationships are learned. Three reflection questions are provided to guide the audience to examine their experience with building healthy relationships. Ultimately, reminding our caregivers that youth are watching and learning behaviors. Caregivers play such a vital role in educating our scholars.
Running time: 2:01
Creating a Gratitude Jar to Support Coping Skills
Setting your thoughts down on paper for what you are grateful for during the week and then reviewing is a great way to overcome doubt and unease. We still have so much to be thankful for!
Grade Level: Elementary Students
Running time: 3:22
Grade Level: Elementary Students
Running time: 1:41
Virtual Social Emotional Wellness Resources for Parents/Caregivers
These times are very difficult as we seek to support children at home with academic enrichment, maintain social distancing, work and try to maintain structure in our homes. Parents/caregivers must take care of themselves and be aware of how they are feeling. CMSD is working with Dr. Laura Purnell, Wellness coach and former CMSD educator/superintendent. She is conducting wellness sessions to help parents/caregivers cope with their emotions as well so you can create a supportive home for children. View a pre-recorded session below.
Learn how to cope with anxiety caused by COVID-19 health crisis and participate in recorded meditations (5 minutes each) to help relieve stress for adults and children.
Tips to Support Families Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: (VIDEO 5 minutes). Created by Successful Innovations, this video provides families with tips and strategies to support their children through this challenging time.
Additional ResourcesHow to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus - PBS for ParentsTalking to Kids About the Coronavirus - Child Mind InstituteHave your child keep a SEL Journal - Integrated Writing and SEL Activity - PATHS