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Coping with Stress

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It’s important to pay special attention to your own well-being and your child’s socio-emotional needs. These articles provide suggested ways to reduce stress and anxiety and for helping your child feel safe and connected.


Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
The Wellness Society
This workbook provides strategies for naming and recognizing the wide range of emotions you might be feeling to help you build resilience. It is available in English, Spanish, Dutch, and German.
Guide to Well-Being for Parents
Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
This resource compilation provides stories, tips, and tools to promote well-being for parents and children.

Children’s Reactions to Changes Brought by COVID-19: Developmental Factors
Bank Street College
This resource outlines possible children’s reactions to changes brought on by the pandemic and parenting tips to manage those reactions.

Confronting the Coronavirus Outbreak
Harvard Graduate School of Education
An ongoing series about how schools and families can respond to change and disruption, build resilience, and help young people learn and thrive at home.

Self-Care for Families
Britt Hawthorne
Self-care for your own well-being and your child’s socio-emotional needs is especially important. Britt Hawthorne is a fantastic anti-bias / anti-racist educator. Here’s her tips on how you can check in with yourself, reduce stress and anxiety, and help your children feel safe and connected during this time.

Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers
American Institutes for Research
This resource provides suggested strategies and resources for creating safe, supportive, and engaging spaces for learning at home. It is available in English and Spanish.

Evidence-based suggestions for Managing Stress
Embrace Race
This resource provides four simple suggestions for activating the brain’s calming response that can be used with children and youth. It is available in English and Spanish.



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