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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 ›

DBT: One Parent’s Journey

Regulating emotions during crisis. Wise Mind. Call your doctor immediately. Temperature. “I am scared.” You know your child best. Worst-case scenario, your child doesn’t need this. You’re not overreacting and you are a good parent. Attention-seeking behavior – why?

Currently, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the only well-established, evidence-based treatment for self-harming adolescents at high risk for suicide. In this podcast episode, hear one mom’s brave story of helping her teenage daughter through panic attacks, PTSD and self-harming behaviors using DBT skills like mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness and communication, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. We are so grateful that she is willing to share her life-changing journey with us. 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 ›

CDC Tool Helps Parents Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Sending Their Children Back to School [downloadable]

Choosing whether or not to send your child back to school can be difficult. When weighing decisions about your child returning to school, it is important to consider your family’s unique needs and situation and your comfort level with the steps your school is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more ›

Anxiety About the Vaccine? Your Vaccine Questions, Answered

by Dr. Glen Elliott, PhD, MD; Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director at CHC

COVID has left us sheltered-in-place, second-guessing every decision, cut off from friends and family, with plans completely out of our control for nearly a year. We’re exhausted, anxious, depressed, lonely and exasperated. Our kids slump over their screens while teachers bend over backwards to keep them educated and engaged. Our weekend calendars stare back at us, blankly. But now there is hope. As vaccines make their way into the world, we can start to imagine a life beyond our 6-foot radius. Read more ›

Concerned About Your Child’s Learning?

After nearly a year of remote learning, parents have a window into their child’s learning style like never before. As a parent, you may have observed some behaviors that make you wonder: does my child have a learning or attention difference or is it just Zoom-fatigue?

We sat down with Chris Harris, MEd, an expert in learning, social-emotional, behavioral and attention challenges, to find out. Read more ›

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