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COVID-19 Response

Caregivers

Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus
At Greater Good, our mission is to share scientific research that can help promote a happier, more compassionate society. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, they are committed to bringing individuals, families, and educators stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times in our global community.

Virtual Calming Room
The Virtual Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.

COVIBOOK
Covibook was created to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. It is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis. This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities.

Mindfulness for Kids
Mindfulness Meditations for Kids are simple and effective mindfulness exercises that can be used to help ease worries, anxiety and stress.

Teens

Teen Wellness Plan
Create a daily wellness plan to encourage a happy, healthy lifestyle while you're at home.

Managing Social Distancing
Resources for young people to make COVID-19 social distancing NOT SUCK! Things to do, ways to stay connected, places for positivity and so much more!

Mindfulness for Teens
Mindfulness for Teens provides information, tools, and resources to help you get started. Mindfulness is all about living fully in the present moment, without judgment, and with an attitude of kindness and curiosity. You can be mindful anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re doing.

My NeedsTeen Social/Emotional Support Groups
Groups for teens in middle school (grades 6-8) or high school (grades 9-12) with a focus on general coping skills, forming connections with others, recognizing, naming, and working with hard feelings. Also - experiencing a safe place to talk about how hard it is to be a teen in isolation!
See details for high schoolers at https://bit.ly/HSssG
See details for middle schoolers at https://bit.ly/MidSssG

7 Minute Workout Video
The Scientific 7 Minute Workout Video - Bodyweight Only Total Body Workout provides 12 easy at home workouts without equipment.

OK2TALK
OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.

Comfort Calls: Teenager Therapy
5 teens talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager. [explicit]

Educators

Onward
Elena Aguilar's book Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators details how to cultivate resilience. The companion website has a variety to of tools to get your journey to resilience started.

Nurturing Resilience in Youth
Edutopia's Resources for Nurturing Resilience provides resources to learn more about the resilience research and supports and strategies to address resilience in young people.

The Happiness Lab
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos is a podcast that will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. It now includes content specifically geared towards boosting happiness amid the spread of the coronavirus.