You can use this time to adapt your program to serve young people from afar, as well as build your capacity to support young people.

CASEL CARES Initiative: Weekly Webinar

Webinars • CASEL • Added May 29, 2020
CASEL offers weekly free webinars from professionals around the country to address how SEL can be helpful. Sign up for upcoming webinars and view past webinars. Topics include Strategies for Being Your Best ‘SEL’f to The Urgency of Educational Equity Now: A conversation with John King and Karen Pittman.

An Initial Guide To Leveraging The Power Of Social Emotional Learning

PDF • CASEL • May 22, 2020
The four part action plan explains how school leaders can take action on SEL now before the next school year starts. The guide explains how to co-create supportive learning environments where young people and adults can enhance their social and emotional competencies, feel a sense of belonging, heal, and thrive.

COVID-19 E-Learning Free Resources

Resource List • SEL Providers Council • Added May 22, 2020
A large database of free resources and curriculum to support e-learning efforts. Filter by audience, grades and type of SEL competencies.

Teachers Are Anxious and Overwhelmed. They Need SEL Now More Than Ever

Article • EdSurge • Added May 7, 2020
Teachers want and need more strategies to help the young people they teach with students’ wellness and resilience. Learn how you can advocate for an environment where SEL takes center stage.

You can't hide your stress from your kids, study says

Article • CNN Health • Added May 1, 2020
We may want to hide our stress from young people, however, studies show young people still pick up on the stress from the adults around them. As this article suggests, talk about these emotions and discuss them with the young people around you.

Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions

Article • The New York Times • Added May 1, 2020
Psychologist Lisa Damour writes how adults can help young people tackle their unwanted emotions and guide them toward the most adaptive ways to manage their anxiety and fears.

E-learning Tools For Distance Education

PDF • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence • Added May 1, 2020
The following tools will help in making the transition to digital learning. These resources include general e-learning tools for educators, subject-based tools for students, and extensions to assist students with learning differences.

Getting Relationships Right

Video and PDFs • Search Institute • Added April 16, 2020
Watch the Tedx talk by Search Institute CEO Dr. Kent Pekel on how to build strong relationships with young people. We know that building developmental relationships is critical to young people's thriving, but during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, relationships become even more important. This resource includes a free downloadable tool to help front-line staff create connections quickly and lay the groundwork for building strong relationships.

SSIR Guide to Resilient Leadership During the COVID-19 Crisis

Article • Stanford Social Innovation Review • Added April 14, 2020
Access a compiled list of articles with suggestions for fundraising, collaboration, and creative thinking to help social change leaders navigate this difficult terrain and build resilience in their organizations.

National Afterschool Association Professional Credentialing System

Resource • National AfterSchool Association • Added April 2, 2020
Take this time to engage your staff in NAA’s micro-credentialing program. This short-to-complete, competency-based recognition allows an individual to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. From youth development to STEM, individuals with existing skills can apply for related micro-credential digital badges.

National Mentoring Resource Center

Resource • National Mentoring Resource Center • Added April 2, 2020
Access information and materials to help strengthen your mentoring program. Apply for no-cost training and support.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resource • Child Trends • Added April 2, 2020
Experts in child trauma provide a list of free resources for supporting young people and their emotional well being.

SEL Resources During COVID-19

Resource • CASEL • Added April 2, 2020
This new initiative connects experts so that they can share how to address ways in which SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances. Resources will be updated regularly.

Supporting Learning and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis

Resource • Greater Good in Education • Added April 5, 2020
Cultivate a human connection with these practices that offer ways to address student and adult anxiety.

Coaching During COVID-19: Tips and Resources

Videos • Up2Us • Added April 5, 2020
Use these free resources, videos, and virtual training opportunities to help coaches keep their teams physically, socially, and emotionally healthy.

Employing Equity-Minded & Culturally-Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning Communities

Video • Cora Learning • Added April 5, 2020
Drs. Frank Harris III and J. Luke Wood present some salient trends and issues that complicate the experiences of diverse learners in online courses. They propose equity-minded teaching and learning strategies for teaching online courses.

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