PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Social Emotion Support
To Support Your Child at Home with Anxiety/ Worry
Compilation of Resources: including Parent Resources, Social Distancing, Cleanliness, Social Stories, Educational, etc
Let’s meet this moment together. Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. We're feeling it too, and we wanted to share some of the tools we're using to take care of our minds and stay grounded.
Compilation of Resources: including articles and videos about the Coronavirus and how to talk to your kids about it
This program for low-income families is offering two free months of internet.
Second Step Resource
FYI: Families can also go online to find resources and activities to support Second Step at home. Here are directions you can provide to give them access:
- Go to www.secondstep.org
- Under New Users, click “Create Account”
- Complete the required fields
- Add Program Activation Key: SSP1 FAMI LY71
(Parents) Here are some questions that will help your child build literacy and the skills taught in the Second Step program. As you read, stop and ask these questions:
- What do you think is happening on this page?
- How is this character feeling?
- How can you tell?
- Have you ever felt that way?
- What you think is going to happen?
Help your child find names for the feelings shown in the pictures. Help your child connect the events in the book to his or her own life. It is not even necessary to read the words in the book. Just talking about the pictures in your own words can still help build a love of literacy and your child’s Second Step skills.
For adults to handle the stress/ anxiety related to the unknown and virus.
Calmharm -designed to help manage depression and the urge to self-harm; based on principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Storybooth social stories on YouTube- great short videos for teen social struggles and covers a wide range of mental illness, bullying, social media, etc.
Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health is a great free resource to help you and your kids with your sad, mad and worried feelings during this tough time. And, this link has fun activities you and your kids can do alone or together inside and outside: https://www.gizmo4mentalhealth.org/forkids/
Resources for Teens
How To Prepare For Extended School Closings (And Not Lose Your Mind) https://www.spiritofchange.org/politics-community/How-To-Prepare-For-Extended-School-Closings-And-Not-Lose-Your-Mind/
As Coronavirus Fears Mount, Parents Of Teens Face A Reckoning: How Much Freedom Is Too Much? https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2020/03/17/as-coronavirus-fears-mount-parents-of-teens-face-a-reckoning-how-much-freedom-is-too-much
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html
A Teen Support Guide to Navigating Coronavirus https://www.jewishboston.com/a-teen-guide-to-navigating-coronavirus/
7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/7-ways-to-support-kids-and-teens-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
How to talk to teenagers about coronavirus – a lesson in becoming critical consumers of information