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Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Below are podcasts, websites, videos, and articles for parents to utilize in giving daily social and emotional support to their children with their daily activities. Strengthening social/emotional well-being creates and maintains healthier environments for more long term effective learning. 

Resources for Parents

Visit the Prince George’s County Public Schools Mental Health Website

Speak with a professional school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker (at select schools) at your child’s school. 

Utilize the following free text lines and hotlines to speak with a crisis counselor:

2-1-1 Maryland is partnership of four agencies working together to provide simple access to health and human services information. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services. Our specially trained call specialists answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Safe Schools Maryland is Maryland’s only official anonymous reporting system. Safe Schools Maryland operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. 

Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Yale Child Study Center/National Child Traumatic Stress Center

https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/communitypartnerships/cvtc/Parents%20Guide-Helping%20Children%20Cope%20with%20COVID-19%20Pandemic-FINAL%20VERSION_386421_284_28977_v1.pdf

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times.  UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team

https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/sites/afirm.fpg.unc.edu/files/covid-resources/Supporting%20Individuals%20with%20Autism%20through%20Uncertian%20Times%20Full%20Packet.pdf

Podcasts

Imagine Neighborhood

https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/contact

A podcast designed to help adults and children build their social and emotional learning skills

Grow Kinder

https://www.cfchildren.org/podcasts/  

A social emotional learning podcast featuring conversations with leaders in education, business, tech, and arts, dedicated to helping others grow in being kind to each other

Websites

https://www.pbs.org/parents

Provides tip for parents of children 2 through 8 years on emotions and self-awareness, social skills, character

Videos

Helping Children Manage Emotions During Difficult Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXW6jpfZyQ&feature=youtu.be  

Supporting Teachers and Parents of Students with Special Education Needs WIth SEL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_HAH-IbUzU  

Managing Emotions through Self-Care and Building Resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpz9Aq0Wwr0&feature=youtu.be  

Kids Yoga with Bari Koral

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh6hKQmd775g6Nd0xi4lT5_qttNTKRVCq  

Articles

When a child's emotions spike, How can a parent find their best self?

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55708/when-a-childs-emotions-spike-how-can-a-parent-find-their-best-self  

Creating a Family Charter

http://www.rulerapproach.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Creating-a-Family-Charter.pdf  

Five Mindfulness Activities for Children

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/5-fun-mindfulness-activities-children-breathing-exercises  

Talking to Children About Race

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/in-the-news/talking-about-race/#close  

Tips for Talking to Children about Racism and Social Justice

https://www.savethechildren.org/us/charity-stories/tips-teach-explain-racism-to-children  

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Children About Racism

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/teaching-and-talking-to-kids  

Talking to Children about Race and Racism

https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism