Social/Emotional Resources During School Closure

In partnership with our community agencies, we have published a list of social and emotional resources for our families during this time of uncertainty.


Our school counselors are putting together a series of helpful videos, including social and emotional techniques to practice during this time of change and uncertainty. Click here to watch videos. 

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New video helps inform children about COVID-19, public health precautions

Parents struggling to discuss the pandemic with their children can find help in a video from the University of Michigan School of Public Health that provides scientifically accurate information about COVID-19 for children 6 to 11 years old."

Watch the Video Here:  "Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with young children is challenging."

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In the case your student would like to talk to a counseling professional throughout the time of this closure, we have school counselors available for video and/or telephone communication. Should you wish to make a request for services for your child, please email covid19@elmiracityschools.com. Please include your student’s name and a phone number to contact you and a school counselor will return your call promptly.
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If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help. This is a line managed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Reach out to 1-844-863-9314.

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Please see this link for a “virtual high five” campaign created by NYS Office of Addiction Supports and Services. This campaign for youth helps to spread awareness of the need for social distancing without sacrificing social connection.

https://oasas.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/3_virtual-high-five.pdf


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Mindfulness and Stress Reduction:

• Great info including tips for talking with your kids, video chats and daily tips for parents:
https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
• CCSI Managing Stress: https://www.ccsi.org/Pages/Coronavirus-Resources
• Box Breathing tips: a simple strategy shown to reduce anxiety, the strategy involves breathing in for a
count of 4, holding for a count of 4 and exhaling for a count of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFdZXwE6fRE

COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families from CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE

https://consciousdiscipline.com/covid-19-five-helpful-responses-for-families/?mc_cid=89fc7c1740&mc_eid=218aedeb6a

Stop Breathe Think: Free Downloadable Resources for Educators

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/educators/

Calming Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5X5oVmTyOM

Social Emotional Learning: Keep the SEL going during this difficult time:

Tips for reinforcing Social Emotional Learning Skills and Core Competencies at Home:
https://sel4us.org/blog/social-emotional-learning-supports-around-covid-19/

Second Step Resources: distance learning options, resources for parents to practice and reinforce SEL skills
at home. Visit regularly for updated content, including tips for supporting remote education, activities to
help children continue to thrive, and more
https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support


o The Imagine Neighborhood | Build Social-Emotional Skills at Home
A New Podcast by Committee for Children The Innovation Team at Committee for Children—the makers of Second Step—is bringing families a fun new way to practice SEL at home. Aligned with our Second Step SEL program, The Imagine Neighborhood podcast features original stories, fun music, and helpful prompts for grown-ups and kids to talk about the big feelings we all have, and how to get a handle on them.

o CASA-Trinity, Inc. Prevention will be recording Second Step and Too Good For Drugs/Violence sessions and
sharing with schools *More to Come Soon!*.

Second Step Family Home Links:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MU2Yv699sEgGKzWmWWeY0j6j-sW2kjAF
o Info for continuing to foster relationships with youth during this time: https://www.searchinstitute.org/families-working-from-home/
o Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis

Links to handout Family Engagement Ideas from Search Institute (tips for talking with kids,
family activity ideas, family dinner ideas):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MU2Yv699sEgGKzWmWWeY0j6j-sW2kjAF

More Resources to Support Young People’s Well Being During the Time

• SEL and Covid-19: CASEL offers concrete suggestions for district leaders as they build out
their response plans as well as teachers and parents who are concerned about meeting
their children’s and their own, social and emotional needs during the Covid-19 outbreak.
• SEL Resources for Parents, Educators & School Communities Related to Covid-19:
InsideSEL has compiled an extensive list of resources, blog posts, and guides to help
navigate this uncertain time.
• Bring Social Emotional Learning to Your Home: Sanford Harmony provides a suite of units
and tools that can be used at home to foster and support social, emotional, and cognitive
skills.
• Pure Edge Community Resources: Pure Edge, Inc. is providing resources—such as a mini
unit on the neuroscience of stress and their popular brain break videos—to help support
learners’ well being. All the videos are also accessible with voice over and subtitles in
English and Spanish.
• America’s Promise: Our brief, Creating Cultures of Care: Supporting the Whole Child
through Trauma-Informed Practice, shows how trauma-informed approaches
complement positive youth development. You’ll read about the work of two specific
communities—one in Oregon and one in Missouri—which can serve as an inspiration to
create healthy learning environments amidst this pandemic.

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COVID-19:

https://sites.google.com/view/mentalhealthduringcovid19sp/home
Livingston County COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: Anyone who needs someone to talk to during these
stressful times can call; free and confidential; Monday-Friday 9-5: 585-243-7251

Drug and Alcohol Information:

o CASA-Trinity, Inc. Outpatient, Inpatient and Residential Treatment program remain OPEN and CONTINUE TO TAKE IN NEW CLIENTS. Offering counseling by phone and video conference. Call 585-991-5012
o Check out CASA-Trinity, Inc Prevention National Drug Facts Week Challenges!
o National Drug Facts Week Online Scavenger Hunt Challenge:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OFgF_gHDh0WdHEGx3yFODkAbUPKt6mi1/view?usp=sharing
o National Drug Facts Week Social Media, Chalk and Kahoot Games Challenges:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LVQyN2Ifz8hp3RCj6No8Hk4m5wyOkk3h
o Coming soon! Our Prevention Team is recording our youth based presentations on alcohol, marijuana and vaping- more details soon! Watch out website: https://www.casatrinity.org/prevention.php?COVID-19-SEL-Links-32 and our Facebook Page @CASATrinity
o Medication Disposal
o We have medication locking pouches available as well as medication disposal packets to dispose of unwanted medications from home- we can do a no contact delivery- just email edoyle@casa-trinity.org