- Back to School After COVID-19: Supporting Student and Staff Mental Health Toolki is designed to help guide conversations to include a trauma-informed, equitable, and compassionate lens to providing mental health supports to every member of the school community.
- Behavioral Health Impacts During & After COVID-19: What to Expect and Ways to Prepare for the Return to In-Person Learnin presents information on (1) what has happened in the last year, (2) what to expect as students return to school, and (3) ways to prepare at the staff, building, and district levels. It is designed to help guide schools and district teams to consider an array of strategies and considerations to keep in mind as schools bring students back into the school building in a way that prioritizes everyone's mental health and wellness.
- Strengthening School Communities for a Safe, Supportive Return: Part is a presentation that covers strategies and best practices for school systems to promote student AND staff resilience, wellbeing and success following COVID-related school closures, as well as, promote cross-state networking and shared learning about best practices, successes and challenges of supporting student and staff resilience and wellbeing during learning modality transitions.
- The Managing Anxiety & Return to Schoo webinar series is part of The Back-to-School Serie - Supports for Staff, Students & Families During COVID-19 which is a series of webinars on concrete strategies to strengthen connections, promote mental wellness and resilience, and support everyone in the return to schools during a global pandemic.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Resources
Administered by SAMSHA and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the NCTS was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.
- Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to Covid-1 offers information on how to talk with children about traumatic separation or traumatic grief as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. This tip sheet is for caregivers or other adults supporting children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19.
- The Power of Parenting During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Addressing Fears ad Feelings from Prior Losse provides caregivers guidance about how to address fears and feelings of prior losses that are coming up during COVID-19. This fact sheet offers information on loss and trauma reminders, coping with separation, and the mind body connection.
- The Power of Parenting During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Mourning the Death of a Loved On provides caregivers guidance on mourning a death of a loved one due to COVID-19. This fact sheet offers information on saying goodbye when you couldn't be there, understanding developmental differences in behaviors associated with grief, and seeking alternative support if needed.
- Supporting Children During Coronavirus (Covid19 offers ways to support children and talk to them about COVID-19. This fact sheet describes how to start a conversation with children about COVID-19, correct inaccurate information, encourage children to ask questions and how to answer them, help children self-regulate, and outlines common reactions, how to stay connected, practice self-care, and what to do if you need extra help.