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CASEL CARES Initiative: COVID-19 SEL Resources for Educators, Parents, and Caregivers [web resource]

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) understands how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike.

CASEL CARES is an initiative that brings you thought leadership, helpful resources, and access to key leaders in the SEL field during this challenging time.  Read more ›

Is the Pandemic Contributing to a Speech Delay in Your Child?

As kids hit toddlerhood, making sure they’re on track with major development milestones such as talking can sometimes be difficult to judge.

But when kids hit toddlerhood during a pandemic – when they’ve likely been kept out of group childcare environments, had way more screen time than you would otherwise have liked, and spent a lot of time being spoken to by masked adults – it can be much harder.

Learn how to spot a speech delay in your child and what you can do at home to help. Read more ›

Ten Ways Children With Language Disorders Can Maintain Both Physical Distance and Social Connection During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With social distancing (or more accurately, physical distancing) a new way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all ages are challenged to find different ways to connect socially. However, for children with language disorders—who have difficulties with social interactions in the best of times—the physical distance mandated to prevent the pandemic’s spread can be especially challenging. Read more ›

Ask an Expert: Returning to School [video]

We are excited about the possibility of our kids returning to school, yet understandably concerned about what that re-entry looks like. In this live Ask an Expert session, we are having a conversation with Chris Harris MEd, Chief Schools Officer at CHC. Read more ›

Measuring COVID Learning Loss

Parents, educators and policymakers have faced rising concerns about what students have lost academically during a year of school closures and online learning. Until recently, however, they’ve lacked concrete evidence about what exactly those losses look like. Read more ›

Pandemic Fueling a Sharp Rise in Eating Disorders, Bay Area Experts Say

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, another harrowing surge is seeing steep increases: eating disorders.

Over the past 10 months, eating disorders have increased dramatically nationwide, with the National Eating Disorders Association reporting a 78% increase to its helpline since March. Read more ›

CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

The scramble to secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is chaotic and fierce. There are not yet enough doses for everyone who’s eligible and wants to get vaccinated. As frustration rises, the federal government hasn’t offered much besides assurances that things will get better and appeals for calm.

Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital and Castlight Health, is launching a new tool that allows Americans to search for COVID-19 vaccine providers with stock of vaccine where they live. Read more ›

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare My Child to Go Back to In-Person Schooling?

Many children have a hard time starting school, either for the first time or after a long summer break. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic with schools shutting down off and on and some only reopening part-time if at all, parents face a new challenge in sending off children, who have grown accustomed to long stretches at home, to school. We spoke to pediatric anxiety expert Dr. Joseph McGuire, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, about how to prepare your child to go back to school. Read more ›

Reopening Schools: Health and Safety Challenges for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently

As schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, new health and safety rules may be hard for kids to follow. Wearing a mask all day? Social distancing? Find out which routines may be extra hard for kids who learn and think differently—and how to help. Read more ›

7 Tips for Educators Returning to School During COVID-19

When COVID-19 restrictions ease, students and educators must adapt and prepare for a return to schools. School staff will need to support students in the transition back to the classroom, and at the same time manage their own transition and anxiety. Read more ›

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