Learn About Children’s Fund of School Psychology

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The Children’s Fund of School Psychology provides grants to help with disaster relief, meet student’s basic needs (glasses, etc.), and improve access to mental health resources/supplies in schools. Check out their website and Facebook page for more information. https://www.childrensfundofschoolpsychology.org/home

How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

The Intuit people use oral story telling and role plays/dramas to teach children how to regulate their emotions when they are calm. “In other words, the dramas offer kids a chance to practice controlling their anger, Miller says, during times when they’re not actually angry.” https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/685533353/a-playful-way-to-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190323&fbclid=IwAR1O9P84o3NOnWvs7CM6Y2zyE1ugVBODIA2xV7ljl0B82UR6_wjoMd6Jp4s

17 Children’s Books For Anxious Kids

The following article contains book recommendations to help with anxiety in students of all ages. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/childrens-books-anxiety_l_5c6976dde4b05c889d202022?fbclid=IwAR2M2w54fBlcyoPVXy6DEMgN2CGjN9dfHRnGAI8Ml3OOurWarG6yPZL6ZdU&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALlp_gfjKdB1huXTEus1NQtys5KajTWhMfWticXcbVBf6aTtltZ-DpnRmJfbdPfC1D58UtRlYzQxSf6dsnJgd7sGWxs_0yp0d0US0vZxjaxx5PNhabXtfly_SyzpI_IlaGkI6LhkrnyaGSZopVHBv_cEN26ygULwA0dyqAYlgYEQ

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

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“It’s critical to recognize that when we react to psychological distress as though it’s a fire that needs to be put out, we frighten our teenagers and usually make matters worse. Reacting instead with the understanding that emotions usually have their own life cycle — coming as waves that surge and fall — sends adolescents …

Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

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We now know that speaking more than one language has many benefits that can include better brain engagement, stronger executive functioning skills, and delayed onset (by as much as five years) of dementia and Alzheimers. https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/46188/why-multilingual-people-have-healthier-more-engaged-brains?fbclid=IwAR0f0RnCobnS1paMi0EqBZIA5obkrkXxn0meS1DkNicMp6iuGPyauhdarOA

Simply Having a Gay Straight Alliance Reduces Suicide Risk for All Students: In schools with GSAs heterosexual boys were half as likely to attempt suicide

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A fairly simple intervention can have a very positive effect. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simply-having-gay-straight-alliance-reduces-suicide-risk-all-students-180949462/?fbclid=IwAR0p2E8A8tLiawWzAS5PFUDFHS_ee9H9h9Hr3x1TDEt5_5ex_fjB1cfIgeI