Self-Care Tools During COVID-19
In addition to these many resources, Classroom Mental Health has compiled self-care information and tools that can be helpful for adults as well as students. These resources can be a great place to start for more general information about self-care while the COVID-19 resources are specific to the current pandemic.
- Self-Care for Student Support Professionals during COVID-19
The University of Michigan TRAILS program has created a resource guide with tips, exercises, and links to self-care resources for student support professionals. While contending with your own uncertainty, stress, and worry, you are also tasked with supporting and guiding others through this difficult moment. This resource guide can help you maintain your strength and resilience in the coming weeks. While targeted for student support professionals, the tools are widely applicable for all adults.
- Helpful Resources and Tips for Dealing with COVID-19
The American Federation of Teachers partnered with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America to compile a list of mental health resources and COVID-19. This list has a variety of formats of resources including: websites, videos, podcasts, blogs, and more. While this list is for a general audience, it can be a good place to start for mental health and COVID-19 resources.
- SEL & Self-Care Resources for Educators, Schools, and Parents Related to COVID-19
Panorama Education has put together a list of informational resources, articles, and guides to support educators, schools, and parents during the pandemic. These resources focus on the social-emotional wellbeing of student support professionals in order to then support students’ wellbeing.
- Daily Life & Coping
The Centers for Disease Control provides information and resources for daily life during COVID-19, which includes: household checklist, stress and coping, caring for children, and caring for pets.
- Science-Based Strategies to Protect Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Dunn Lab, supported in part by Harvard University, has compiled various resources for being self-aware and taking care of your mental health and wellbeing. This list provides a range of topics including: managing stress, anxiety, and depression, strategies to boost your resilience, strategies to work/school from home, and ways to give back.
- Free 30-minute Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness Education (MC4ME) and several other mindfulness focused organizations offer the opportunity to participate in drop-in mindfulness meditation sessions and classes at no cost through the month of April.
- Self-Care and Wellness Resources for Students and Educators
Breathe for Change provides free guided meditation, yoga, and more for educators. Additionally, they provide free guides for supporting student wellbeing, mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude.
- U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Resources
Various resources compiled by the U.S. Department of Education that includes policies related to COVID-19 and remote learning, education and COVID-19 FAQs, and links to at home activities for students.
- Michigan Department of Education COVID-19 Resources
This is the COVID-19 main page for the Michigan Department of Education. Through this page, you will find guidance memos, press releases, school nutrition resources, online instructional resources, professional learning, and social emotional learning.
- Michigan Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
This is the COVID-19 main page for Michigan. In addition to situation updates, this website includes finding local resources, applying for assistance, and locating your local school meal pickup site.
- WISD COVID-19 Resources & Updates
Washtenaw Intermediate School District provides updates on COVID-19, caring for physical and emotional health, basic needs assistance, links to local resources, and more.
- Wyoming Department of Education COVID-19 Resources
This is the COVID-19 main page for the Wyoming Department of Education. Through this page, you will find WDE updates, schools closures, and division/program information.
- COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Families
Welcoming Michigan has compiled national and statewide resources to support immigrant families. Many of the resources are available in spanish and include health information, available community resources, and wellness support.
- Tips for Supporting Student Wellness During COVID-19
The University of Michigan TRAILS program has created a resource guide with tips, exercises, and links to support students’ wellbeing during COVID-19. This guide includes: how to talk to children about COVID-19, typical reactions/behaviors for children, and coping skills. This guide links to videos, podcasts, exercises, as well as national and local resources regarding COVID-19.
- Self-Care for Students During COVID-19: For Teens
The University of Michigan TRAILS program has created a resource guide with tips, exercises, and links to support teens’ wellbeing during COVID-19. This guide includes: coping with worried thoughts, getting active, staying connected, and more. This guide links to videos, podcasts, exercises, as well as national and local resources regarding COVID-19.
- Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts provide information on how to support children’s emotional wellbeing as well as links to external resources for: children, parents and caregivers, educators and childcare providers, and communities, states, territories, and tribes.
- Supporting Families During COVID-19
Child Mind Institute has compiled information regarding COVID-19 and mental health for children, parents, and educators. The resources include Facebook Live video chats, informational articles, telemedicine resources, and more.
- E-Learning Resources in Response to COVID-19
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education provides a list of links, articles, and tools to help you navigate online and distance learning. There is also a section specifically for social emotional learning for students during COVID-19.
- Responding to Change & Loss
- Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis
A checklist for teachers from the Search Institute about checking in with students during remote learning. The checklist provides various examples of how to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities.
- Mindfulness Toolkit
A free toolkit from Transforming Education that gives background on mindfulness and how teachers can integrate mindfulness into their practice at all grade levels.
A toolkit from the National Alliance for Grieving Children that helps children and teenagers process their feelings during change or loss.