Many children come to school with much more packed in their backpacks than just their lunch. They may walk into school weighed down by family conflicts or concerns, friendship troubles, hunger, exhaustion, or strong feelings of sadness or fear. These stressors can cause students to have greater difficulty focusing, processing information, and regulating their emotional responses. Read more ›
Social Emotional Learning
EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Do Your OmmWork! Observing Mindful Meditation to Relieve Stress & Create Success [presentation]
This experiential workshop is based on the book Do Your OMMWork!, which focuses on stress for our kids today and how we can guide them to relieve stress, discover their unique gifts, live with purpose and reach their potential. Presenter Kathi Donnelly demonstrates how to implement breathing/self care techniques to regulate emotions, release anxiety and manage daily stressors from school, home, competition, media, and social pressures. Read more ›
Is your child/family going through a transition that’s turning your household upside down? Perhaps it’s a new school, or grade level…and it’s pushing you to the edge of your limits. Learn what building and sustaining resiliency may look like for your family, especially in the most difficult of circumstances.
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Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff is Harming Students [downloadable]
Today’s school children are experiencing record levels of depression and anxiety, alongside multiple forms of trauma.
Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff is Harming Students reviews state-level student-to-school-based mental health personnel ratios as well as data concerning law enforcement in schools. Read more ›
The “school-to-prison pipeline” is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This is enabled by policies and practices from the school to district, state, and federal levels. Read more ›
Growing up can be tough. As young people’s bodies and brains are changing rapidly, they’re also grappling with new ideas and influences that will shape who they become.
Students today are distracted; they’re under a lot of pressure, and they’re suffering from mental health issues more than ever before. Read more ›
When I say hip-hop provides access to healing, I mean that it can be used as a tool to boost self-expression, reflection, processing and coping skills for emotional regulation. It can help kids create a personal narrative, challenge their thoughts and become a true catalyst for change. Read more ›
A survey conducted in February by the Pew Research Center found that 70 percent of teenagers identified mental health as a major issue among their peers—a number higher than bullying, drug addiction, or gangs. So with numbers that high, it should be assumed that public school funding would be prioritizing student mental health, but that’s not the case. In fact, too often, it’s our support staff who bears the weight of the financial crises facing public education. Read more ›
Talk, read, sing and play with your child every day. CDC’s amazing books can help! Amazing Me and Where is Bear?, and the Spanish-language versions, Soy Maravilloso, and ¿Dónde Está Osito?, are fun for children and show you what to look for as your child grows. Read more ›