Health & Wellness

We hope you will find some helpful information in these resources, but please keep in mind that NOTHING online can replace TALKING WITH A TRUSTED ADULT.   

 

FOR STUDENTS: 

Taking Care of Yourself:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/taking_care_of_yourself.pdf     

 

Coping Strategies (for Adolescents) :

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/coping_in_hard_times_youth.pdf ]

 

Problem Solving Strategies:

www.stopbullying.gov

Information for parents and students identifying appropriate (and inappropriate!) problem-solving strategies.

 

FACTS about drugs, alcohol, and vaping:

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teens

https://youth.gov/youth-topics/substance-abuse

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/tp17749

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking-tobacco/the-ugly-truth-about-vaping

https://www.thetruth.com/the-facts

 

Managing negative thoughts:

https://arfamiliesfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cognitive-Distortions.pdf

 

 

Five Tips to Help You Practice Self-Love

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress

How You Can Help A Friend in Crisis

 

Videos on mindfulness, relaxation, and stress management: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk7IBwuhXWM  (3 min) into to mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA&list=PLifscGdYHCjtzeWKHD8rxgsMvrdch_lZz&index=1        (2 min) Belly Breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjGqtH-2YI  (4 min) Breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzNMABRELPg (4 min) Stress management specific to COVID

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAbQSqU3Ofg  (2 min) Social distancing / loneliness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XLY_XXBQWE (2 min) Managing negative thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FulTaDhEtDY  (3 min) Sleep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-kMJBWk9E0  (2 min) Meditation for beginners

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/dr-sue-varma-shares-the-four-ms-of-mental-health/  The 4 Ms of Mental Health

 

 

https://www.saysomething.net/

 

 

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FOR TEACHERS and FAMILIES: 

 

Do You Want Children Who Are Smarter and Have Superior Social Skills? Science Says Do This

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Covid-19 resource and information guide:

https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

 

Mindfulness for educators:

https://www-edsurge-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.edsurge.com/amp/news/2020-04-24-five-ways-mindfulness-can-support-educators-during-a-crisis

 

Child Trauma:

 https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/about-child-trauma

 

Trauma Toolkit for Educators:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//child_trauma_toolkit_educators.pdf     

 

Resilience guide for parents & Teachers – American Psychological Association: 

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/resilience   

 

Building resilience (Great info for PARENTS):

https://parentandteen.com/building-resilience-in-teens/ 

 

“Building your resilience” (article on the American Psychological Association):

https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience