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The Triple P Online Program (ages 2-12)
Series of 8 self-guided modules (plus an extra COVID-19 module).
Teen Triple P Online Program (ages 12-16)
Series of 6 self-guided modules (plus an extra COVID-19 module).
Search Institute: Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID Crisis
Practical strategies for teachers to build developmentally appropriate relationships with their students during COVID.
Self-regulation in young children
Overview of emotional regulation to help adults better understand what it is and why it's important and some techniques for teaching to children.
Sesame Street Caring for Each Other
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sesame Street In Communities: Health Emergencies Initiative
The resources on this page can help families cope during challenging times. Can select parent or provider to get customized content.
WE Well Being: COVID-19-toolkit
Downloadable resources to inform and support you and your family during this uncertain time.
West Ed: Self-Care Strategies for Educators During the Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Personal Social and Emotional Well-Being
Practical information and guidance on self-care for educators.
xSEL Labs: SEL In An Unplanned Home School Setting
Ideas for setting expectations, teaching SEL competencies in context, motivating, and staying connected with social support networks.
Little Renegades - Mindfulness for Kids
Introduction to mindful breathing, mantras, meditation, and stretching as a way to for little ones to find the present moment.
National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting From COVID-19
NASP offers guidance for adults to speak with young people about COVID-19 while also modeling problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion.
New York Times: 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
Guidance that takes into account the developmental needs of adolescents, with ideas for channeling stress productively.
News-O-Matic: Be There for Others Even While Apart
These tips on how to help friends and loved ones are aimed specifically at young readers.
NPR: What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary
This audio recording and article shares developmentally appropriate ways to help young people process current events and counteract misinformation.
Partnership for Children Covid-19 wellbeing activities
Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown.
PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
PBS Kids’ recommendations for speaking to young children about COVID-19, social distancing, and hygiene, with links to relevant episodes of PBS shows.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): tips and links to help families manage physical distancing or self-isolation
Tips on how to keep your family healthy, active, entertained, how to use screentime, how to deal with sibling conflict, and more.
Covid-19 children’s wellbeing activities
These activities are based on our Skills for Life programmes. Use them to help your child find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and reactions.
Education Week: How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School
Specific strategies to help student maintain social connections, manage stress, and build supportive environments.
Global Game Changers: COVID-19 Resources
SEL educational lessons, activities, and videos for parents and educators to help students stay calm, stay positive, and stay active.
Greater Good in Education: Supporting Learning and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis
This resource provides practices for families and educators to support learning and well-being for young people in kindergarten through college.
How Can We Help Kids With Self-Regulation?
Resource for Teaching Emotional Regulation.
Lions Quest COVID-19 Online Resources
SEL at Home series, is a collection of short, mindfulness and SEL skill-building lessons with activities for families.
Coping With Social Anxiety During Social Distancing
Article with tips on how to help reluctant kids stay connected amid the pandemic.
Conscious Discipline: Five Tips for Successful Home Learning
Julie Ruffo, Conscious Discipline Editor, provides some ways to set yourself and your kids up for successful home learning.
Conscious Discipline: COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
Helpful videos, articles, printables and podcasts that equip families and educators to navigate sheltering, learning and working from home.
Common Sense Education: 7 Ways to Make Distance Learning More Equitable
Provides guidance for designing quality distance learning experiences, focusing in on ways to reach students with limited tech access.
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
This short video and list of recommendations takes into account the developmental needs of children.
Child Mind Institute: Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis
Provides strategies for single parents during COVID-19 grounded in the ideas of “radical acceptance” and self-compassion.
Center for Responsive Schools Emotion Poster
A poster to help children learn how to identify and manage emotions.
Celebrating SEL Success Stories Around the World (CRS Journal of SEL, May issue)
This is Center for Responsive Schools monthly journal that contains stories of educators from schools who have been implementing Responsive Classroom.
Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.
Camp Kindness Counts: Building Character with Kind World Explorers
Activities, videos, articles and book suggestions for educators, parents and caregivers to learn how to foster character and support well-being.
Big Life Journal
Everyone LOVES our free weekly printables! They're unique, fun, engaging, and simply brilliant.
Beyond Differences Resources to Stay Connected While Coping with COVID-19
3 separate PDF's with list of things teens, parents and teachers can do to limit social isolation durring the pandemic.
ASCD: Why COVID-19 Is Our Equity Check
A thought-provoking reflection from a leader in the SEL-field on how the pandemic created the opportunity for an ‘equity check’ in our society.
American Psychological Association: Building Your Resilience
Specific ways to build resilience in times of stress through building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose and embracing healthy thoughts.
AIR: Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers
Four basic elements for parents on creating a supportive learning space at home, with concrete strategies in both English and Spanish.
75 Ways for Kids to Connect and Contribute
These 75 ideas are a fun way to shift your perspective from an “I can’t” mindset of isolation to a “We can do this” sense of togetherness.
52 Essential Conversations: The Life Skills Card Game for Age 5 to Adults - Builds Social Emotional, Critical Thinking, Growth Mindset & Vocabulary Skills, By Created by Harvard Educators by Mind Brain Parenting
A research-backed card game that builds 21st century skills in social emotional learning, critical thinking, mindfulness, self-confidence, and more.
51 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids in the Classroom
Resource for Teaching Emotional Regulation and mindfulness.
3 Kid-Friendly Meditations Your Children Will Love
Meditations for kids to help equip them with the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and more.
Three Good Things: A Happiness Journal
This journaling app can help kids build mindfulness based on a simple premise: write three good things that happen to them daily, and feel happier.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges.
A simplified process that empowers parents to help with their child’s social, emotional, ADHD, resilience, anxiety/depression needs.
Smiling Mind offers hundreds of mindfulness activities for all ages. In addition to breathing meditations, the app has sensory exercises, and more.
Zen Pig: Feelings Are Clouds
Book 6 brings us even more Zen Pig wisdom as he helps his niece understand, accept, and welcome her feelings.
What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19
We had to stay apart, but, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help each other.
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, By Lisa Damour Ph.D.
Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions.
Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents
Empower children and adolescents to cope with trauma and build resiliency.
Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal: Questions, Prompts, and Coloring Pages for a Brighter, Happier Life, By Lori Deschene
A flexibound interactive journal to help readers creatively foster gratitude in their daily lives.
The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child, By Tina Payne Bryson & Daniel Siegel
In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state.
The Lonely Fox: A Book For Kids About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Understanding Your Feelings And Emotions And Learning To Cope With Pandemic Related Anxiety
Using gentle language and colorful graphics, topics about virus prevention, social distancing, mask-wearing, online learning and more, are addressed.
The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult, By Josh Shipp
Breaks down the distinct phases of teenage life, examining the challenges at each phase, and offers revelatory stories.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, By Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
How trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust.
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, By Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell
Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
Twelve vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system.
Right Now, I Am Fine
This book is a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children in dealing with stress and anxiety, by uncovering their emotions.
Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, Christine Carter
Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course. Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior.
It’s not you, it’s COVID!: A self-help children’s book on how to effectively respond to Covid-19
This book is intended to help children respond effectively to reintegrating back into the school systems post the Covid-19 pandemic.
I AM HEALTHY: A Child's Guide to Coping with Covid-19
This book may assist children in protecting their emotional and physical health. The book is beautifully illustrated in fun and engaging scenes.
Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community
A collection of inspirational stories written by young people as well as personal notes of empowerment from Born This Way Foundation.
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger, By Janine Halloran
Help teach children to calm down, balance their energy and emotions, and process challenging feelings.
Coping with COVID When You're a KID: A survival guide for kids and grownups too
Coping with COVID explains to the little ones and the not-so-little ones what the pandemic is and how it affects our lives.
COVID Isn't Fair: And I Have So Many Emotions!
Covid-19 isn't fair! Everyone wants to go out and see their friends, but they CAN'T. Everything is tough right now, so what is a kid to do?
A Kids Book About Mindfulness
Who are you? Are you your thoughts? Are you your feelings? Are you your hairstyle? Is that who you are?
A Kids Book About Racism
Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel.
A Kids Book About Systemic Racism
This book was made to help kids understand what systemic racism is and how it’s built into laws, schools, stories, and other institutions.
Born to Be Wild Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe, BY Jess Schatkin
Research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain science, evolutionary psychology, game theory, and more.
A Kids Book About Emotions
This book helps kids explore the complexities of their personal emotions by telling stories, asking questions, and using guided self-expression.
A Kids Book About Depression
This is a book about depression. It doesn’t shy away from both the complexities of depression or what getting help might look like.
A Kids Book About COVID-19
This book is written by a scientist who studies disease outbreaks and is meant to provide some answers and start discussions.
A Kids Book About Change
Empathetic and encouraging, this book emphasizes talking through life’s many changes with the people they care about and trust.
A Kids Book About Anxiety
This book explores what anxiety is like and what life can look like when you’re able to manage to live with anxiety.
"Zen Parenting Radio - ZPR PODCAST WEEKLY SHOW"
Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom and a logical and practical dad.
Why is the Y so Vulnerable?
60-70% of all Covid 19 deaths are male. Look at the unique fragilities of the Y chromosome and strategies for building resiliency.
The Mom Hour
Hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers have eight kids altogether, and are here to offer insights and laughs on parenting preschoolers to teenagers.
Real Mom Podcast: TRAUMA PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC + NEW MERCIES FOR QUARANTINE + GOLDFISH & RED WINE
Marion Smyser sheds some light on trauma parenting in a pandemic and the grace we all so desperately need.
Preventing Child Abuse During a Pandemic – PediaCast 461
A healthy dose of pediatric news, parenting tips, interviews with experts, and the latest research findings--with explanations you can understand!
Parenting Survival Podcast
Tackling daily damage control is a little bit easier with the zany insights of Natasha Daniels who will help you figure out how to navigate overwhelm.
In a parenting guide for the digital age, contributors explore how to raise a child amidst the screens and apps.
Parenting Beyond Discipline: #195: How to Fix Disrespectful Attitude & More COVID Support Tips
Erin gives some great general guidelines and six tips for teaching and setting respectful boundaries with young kids.
Parenting Beyond Discipline: #194: Protecting Our Families & Others from COVID
Do you have questions or concerns about your kids returning to school and/or their exposure to COVID?
Parenting Beyond Discipline: #183: Is Your Child Experiencing Trauma from the Pandemic?
Is your child experiencing some trauma? What does it look like? How do we support kids to heal from trauma?
Switch on to conscious parenting with Sandra Fazio. She shares from her experience, as well as from the teachings of author Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
Listener Question: How Do I Talk about Death and Dying to my Kids?
Covid has brought a lot of death talk into our homes. This mom asks how she can talk about dying and death with her four year old.
How to Talk to Kids about StepFamilies and Blended Families with Ron L. Deal, MMFT
How do we find love, strengthen it and keep it in a step family?
How to Talk to Kids About Anger & Big Feelings with Wendy Young – ReRelease
Podcast about how to co-regulate, and what to say when your children have big feelings and are showing intensity.
How to Talk about Anxiety in Kids with Karen Young – ReRelease
This podcast will focus on how to talk to kids about anxiety what is happening in their bodies when anxiety takes hold.
How to Prepare Kids to Thrive in a Rapidly Changing World with Madeline Levine, PhD
A few states are starting to open here and there but many parents still feel a lot of anxiety around going back to “normal”.
How to Parent Through a Pandemic While Letting Go of Perfect with Graeme Seabrook
Questions of financial issues, emotional issues, mental issues, loneliness, fear, frustration and how we are all going to cope with the day to day.
Education, Your Child, and the New Normal
Michael and Tim look at the disruption of Covid 19 and how to navigate the education of our kids through it.
Brains On! Coronavirus Episodes and Resources
Coronavirus. What exactly is it? How does it spread? Can I protect myself? We answer all those questions and more in our series.
Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help you practice daily meditation and mindfulness exercises.
Sesame Street In Communities: Health Emergencies Initiative
A series of videos from the popular television series that will help provide children with tools to overcome the emotional challenges of the pandemic.
Be Kind Online
Be Kind Online teaches students how to be activists that work to combat social isolation online.
Sesame Street Feelings and Emotions Playlist
A YouTube playlist of videos from the television series where characters help each other identify and discuss their emotions.
Sesame Street Traumatic Experiences Playlist
A playlist of selected videos from the popular television series where characters teach each other meditative skills in a kid-friendly format.
ACT Mindfully with Russ Harris
Videos and resources for clients in isolation to decrease PTSD and increase Post Traumatic Growth created by Dr. Russ Harris.
Three Good Things: A Happiness Journal
Three Good Things is a happiness journal that helps you to write down three good things that happen to you every day.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Help your child with their emotional and mental wellness.
Attachment Repair: Regulate, Relate, Reason
Dr. Bruce Perry speaks with Oprah on Apple + about stress, distress and trauma.
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