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Parent Self-Care During COVID-19 [web resource] [downloadable]

You’re busier than ever and feeling the pressure. In times like these it’s important to check in with your self-care foundation. Prioritizing self-care leads to being a calmer, healthier parent. But how do you do that?  Read more ›

Free COVID-19 Behavioral Health Modules [web resource]

Behavioral health involves many aspects of our daily lives. At its core, behavioral health represents our mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. These modules are  meant to provide the community with reliable information, tips, and resources for managing behavioral health concerns during (and following) the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

Fall 2020 List of Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak [web resource]

As most schools in the U.S. remain closed to students, education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. T|H|E Journal has assembled a list of free resources and categorized them by topic. Read more ›

Supporting Social Emotional Learning at Home [presentation] [video]

As a parent right now you are working to support your child with distance learning, and you’re also realizing how important the social emotional piece of learning is. Learn about how important social emotional learning is and how you can best support your child at home. Read more ›

How ’Empathy Interviews’ Help Some Districts Cope With COVID

Some administrators are keeping tabs on the entire community’s social-emotional wellbeing by having their staffs conduct regular “empathy interviews” with students and their families. Read more ›

Colleges Go Virtual to Address Growing Mental Health Needs

The coronavirus is taking a toll on students’ mental health, and colleges are turning to virtual services to help learners cope during the pandemic. Read more ›

Online Learning: How to Help Middle School Students Develop Crucial Skills This Year

For tweens and young teens, navigating distance learning this school year will require an array of skills they might not yet have developed, writes middle school director and author Jody Passanisi for MiddleWeb. Without the rules and routines of a physical classroom—the external “regulatory systems” that allow kids this age to learn from watching peers and teachers—middle school students will need extra help to build up the self-regulatory skills needed to “set themselves up for success physically, materially, and emotionally.” Read more ›

Eating Disorders Thrive In Anxious Times, And Pose A Lethal Threat

Eating disorders are thriving during the pandemic. Hotline calls to the National Eating Disorders Association are up 70-80% in recent months. For many, eating is a form of control — a coping mechanism tied to stress. Food scarcity and stockpiling behavior can trigger anxieties about eating, or overeating among some. Read more ›

The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

Teen and youth anxiety and depression are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in youth suicide. Read more ›

The Pandemic Is a ‘Mental Health Crisis’ for Parents

As we slouch into Month 7 of the pandemic, the mental health impact on parents remains significant and shows no signs of abating.

“This is a chronic destabilizing force to our lives, and to families and parents and children,” said Pooja Lakshmin, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. “We need to be treating this as a mental health crisis, and one that does not have an end we can see.” Read more ›

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