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Social-Emotional Learning During COVID-19

The coronavirus and other recent events have put an enormous strain on families nationwide. How can educators and parents support children who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, fear, food insecurity, or homelessness as a result of the current crises? And how can schools address trauma related to the pandemic itself, as well as events related to racial injustice and immigration enforcement?

Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on students, families, and educators

What kind of impacts has the COVID-19 crisis had on students, their families, and their educators? How can schools and families prepare to address those impacts in the 2020-2021 school year? This collection digs into that question, as well as some ideas for addressing trauma and students’ basic needs that may be unmet during the pandemic.

Resource Collections

Articles and Blog Posts

Addressing Trauma

Addressing Students’ Basic Needs

Resources for Families

Public Media Resources

SEL resources on equity and racism

What does social-emotional learning look like when it’s culturally responsive? And how can it help foster equity in school settings? Learn more from these resources.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald