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Free COVID-19 Behavioral Health Modules [web resource]

Behavioral health involves many aspects of our daily lives. At its core, behavioral health represents our mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. These modules are  meant to provide the community with reliable information, tips, and resources for managing behavioral health concerns during (and following) the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools — Online Training for Educators [web resource] [downloadable]

Schools play a significant role in supporting the health and well-being of children and youth, including those affected by traumatic experiences. In a trauma-sensitive school, all aspects of the educational environment—from workforce training to engagement with students and families to procedures and policies—are grounded in an understanding of trauma and its impact and are designed to promote resilience for all. Read more ›

Coping With Traumatic Events

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated stressors are also likely to have serious mental health consequences. Stress, fear and loss—combined with social isolation—increase the likelihood of psychological trauma. Read more ›

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health as They Return to School During COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. Here are tips to help your children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school. Read more ›

How Loneliness Could Be Changing Your Brain and Body

People were already lonely before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Before COVID-19 stranded folks at home and made getting close to others an unnerving experience, researchers were realizing Americans were lonelier than ever. Read more ›

Survey: Pandemic Caused Teens to Experience ‘Collective Trauma’ [downloadable]

More than three-fourths of 13- to 19-year-olds have been showing up for online classes at least four days a week, but they’re generally spending less time on learning than if they were in school, according to the results of a nationally representative survey of 3,300 high school students. The results were released Friday by America’s Promise Alliance and its research institute, the Center for Promise at Boston University. Read more ›

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening. Read more ›

How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

In a world where even little kids learn about horrific subjects, it’s important for parents to put things in perspective, field questions, and search for answers together. Read more ›

Educating Our Children: Talking to Kids About Racism & Police Brutality [web resource]

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer held him pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck.

Due to the pandemic, schools are already bracing and preparing for the trauma associated with prolonged distance learning, along with the health and economic instability that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Now we must grapple with how to best support students and families during periods of personal and collective grief as well as civic unrest. Read more ›

How to Address Mental Health Issues of Youth in Fallout From COVID-19

There will be many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape American life. While our immediate attention is on the impact the virus has had on physical health, we also need to address how the pandemic will impact the mental health of our young people and their families. Read more ›

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