Homeschooling is NOT the Same as Crisis Schooling: advice during coronavirus COVID -19 shut downs

Educating during this pandemic is different than any type of schooling we have done before. Here are some good tips for parents and teachers to remember as we provide instruction during Covid-19 and this very unique time.

SEL Resources

Here’s a guide for evidence-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) resources for people of all ages. Resources for classrooms, schools, and coaches with focuses on equity, mindfulness, restorative practices, goal setting, skills assessment, family engagement, and more are provided.

Coronavirus Has Upended Our World. It’s OK To Grieve

We are all cycling through the grief process during these times. This article discusses some helpful ways to navigate the grief process, including; communicating with others, identifying and acknowledging our feelings, practicing calming strategies, and being open to joy and gratitude. Relaxing our expectations of ourselves and our students/children will also be important.

Self-Care for Educators and Students

While this resource was likely made just before most of us were sheltering in place, it provides a lot of great resources, including; how to talk to your kids/students about the continued development of information, lesson plans to cultivate well-being, webinars for educators, and wellness resources for adults too.

The Frontline Workers Counseling Project is devoted to helping Bay Area frontline and essential workers locate free counseling and support groups during the COVID19 crisis.

Short-term pro-bono counseling is being offered for therapists and other front-line health care workers that live in the Bay Area. A list of support groups is also provided.

Free & Low Fee Essential therapy for Essential workers

This afternoon, we are posting resources for free and low-cost counseling services that are being offered for first responders, health care professionals, grocery store employees, therapists, and others serving the public during Covid-19. The first is a national resource offering support in all 50 states. Therapists can also sign up to volunteer through this site. …

10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Outbreaks From Around the World

Ok, let’s start the weekend with some good news and something we’re thankful for. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Good News Network, they’re awesome! I’m thankful that our clinicians can continue to support our ongoing clients remotely during the shelter in place. What about you?