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Family Resources

(New) Family Wellness Forums
The BSD Family Engagement team brought together BSD counselors, social-emotional learning curriculum developers and community partners to answer questions around emotional wellness, screen time, family stress and other topics of community interest.


BSD Counseling
This site has resources along the left-hand side for students and families.


Greater Good Science Center
Based at UC Berkeley, Greater Good reports on groundbreaking research into the roots of compassion, happiness, and altruism.


Parent Toolkit
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind.


Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
Re-energize your productivity. Do nothing for 2 minutes is a site for you to just relax and listen to waves for 2 minutes.


Digital Citizen Lessons
A website with ready-to-go lesson plans and resources for helping students become positive and productive global citizens. Available in Spanish: Some resources.


Transforming Education
Provides resources for parents in order to raise awareness about the importance of MESH (Mindsets, Essential Skills & Habits), and translate key research findings to further parents’ understanding of this quickly evolving field.


Coping with Grief and Loss
There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to deal with the grieving process. These tips can help.


Audible – Stories Help
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.



Preschool – Grade 5 Resources

Centervention
Social Skills Lessons and Activities – from the team that provides ZOOU.
Available in Spanish: Not yet


ZOOU (PDF)
ZooU home use information.
Available in Spanish: No


Committee for Children – Second Step
Second Step has compiled a list of resources you can use to help young people learn the social-emotional skills they need to get through these challenging events.


Aperture Education (student well-being)
Social and emotional learning activity to get started building SEL skills with your child.


Harmony at Home
Harmony at Home is an online toolkit for educators, families, and caregivers to teach vital social emotional learning (SEL) skills using the strategies Sanford Programs has developed for classroom teachers. They curated interactive Sanford Harmony lessons as well as Sanford Inspire resources for parents to make this transition as easy and rewarding as possible.


Camp Kindness Counts
Empower kids to embrace their authentic selves through mindfulness, enable them to make a positive impact in their communities through kindness, and inspire them to shape an empathetic world culture as confident and compassionate leaders.


RULER (COVID-19 Resources)
RULER at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is committed to helping all leaders, educators, students, and families in their effort to build and sustain positive emotional climates.


Seahawks Challenge
Mindfulness, yoga, coloring and reflection resources with the Seahawks Challenge.
Available in Spanish: No



Grades 6 – 12 Resources

Crisistextline.org
Text “HOME” to 741741 for free counseling 24/7 in the U.S.


CharacterStrong
Relationships MATTER: Perhaps more than ever, CharacterStrong helps students get creative in how they maintain and strengthen school relationships. It puts practical focus on how to do this when school is virtual.


Committee for Children – Second Step
Second Step has compiled a list of resources you can use to help young people learn the social-emotional skills they need to get through these challenging events.


Aperture Education (adult well-being)
Social and emotional learning activity to get started building SEL skills with your child.


CALM
Find Your Calm – Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.


Happify
Happify provides effective, evidence-based solutions for better mental health.


Anxiety in Youth
Online resource providing self-help information around supporting anxiety in youth.


Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty (PDF)
Psychology Tools put together a free guide to help manage worry and anxiety in these uncertain times.



Parent/Guardian Resources

Save the Children (PDF)
Top tips on how to prevent learning loss by making the most of children’s time at home.


Centervention
Social skills resources for parents – from the team that provides ZooU.


Random Acts of Kindness
Self-care opportunities and tips, plus kindness challenges and coloring pages for kids.


Committee for Children – Second Step (PDF)
Information on how to support social-emotional needs during school closures.


EdSurge: Social-Emotional Learning
Article about social-emotional learning that is part of Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis.


BBC News
Coronavirus: Five new ways to work from home.