SEL Tips in Scary Times

It's Element@ry - for families and educators - February 2018

Tips and resources for families and educators below. Linda

Helping Children In a Crisis • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school. • Limit exposure to television and the news.
 • Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle. • Listen to kids’ fears and concerns. • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things. • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress. • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

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for parents and young children

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when something scary happens

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Check Out Activity Guide Below.....Giving time for and helping children play during times of stress is one of the most important things you can do.This ECD Kit of activities was created to help you help young children continue to develop their skills for thinking, speaking, and interacting with people and things even when times are very difficult. We hope these fun learning activities will help to stimulate children’s eager minds, quiet their hearts, and give them hope. When you help young children feel safe and secure they can be free to learn now and in the future. .. from unicef

parents and school-age children

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Fears - young children

Children's worries and reactions to situations vary enormously. Most children will be worried and fearful from time to time.


Parents often worry about their children's fears and anxieties. You can help your children overcome fears and to have the confidence needed to be able to face up to the hard things that will happen in their lives.

This topic looks at fears for young children. There is another topic 'Fears and phobias – older children and adolescents'.

for teens

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psychological first aid for staff

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sel resources for elementary families and staff


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