Resources for Parents, Teachers and Students
The Moorestown Township Public Schools are committed to the social and emotional well-being of all in our schools. To that end, we have been researching and learning about the influence of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) on children, young people and adults. We ask you to engage with us in the act of learning more about what makes us all tick. It is our hope that sharing resources with you will bring greater consistency to experiences students have at school and at home. As we grow, this site will grow!
Family Support Organization of Burlington County
As a partner in the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, we offer support, education and advocacy to families with children who have intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges, challenges with substance use, and/or Juvenile Justice involvement! Our staff members have experienced the same challenges and success as the families we serve! Take a look at our current offerings to enrich and support families during this unique and challenging time and then use this digital newsletter to send us an email, visit our website, and/or attend an event!
As we move into the holiday season, we are still living with many unknowns, missing our family members and hoping for some return to normalcy soon. The wise voices from the past remind us that noting things for which we are grateful helps to reframe the situation in which we currently find ourselves. Today's science tells us that maintaining a daily gratitude practice actually serves to rewire our brains to look for the good in things. Taking care of ourselves is important; gratitude is one way in which we may do so.
With one month under our belts, we must remember to take care of ourselves and our children. Remember the Fours Pillars of Health: nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management. Directly below are recent podcasts from mental health professionals for you to consider. Please take a few minutes to check out the rest of the resources on our site. Most importantly, look for the joy and laughter in life!
When major events happen in our world, we are left with the question: How do we have meaningful and productive conversations with children and young people about this? We are providing you with a document that has resources for you to use at home and in the classroom. Civil Unrest and Anti-Racism Resources
March 2020 - The Corona Virus has left us with new challenges and new horizons. As families learn to navigate the online educational setting and being home together, please use the resources below to assist. As always, your child's school counselor is available in the digital environment to provide support.
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Whether she is speaking on stage giving a keynote, sharing advice on shows like TODAY, Good Morning America, The Doctors, and Rachael Ray, or contributing to outlets like Washington Post, The New Times, Huffington Post, her message is straightforward and essential: Do stress better. Be resilient.
A new opinion blog in which Angela Duckworth and some of the nation’s leading psychological scientists from Character Lab Research Network will answer questions from the field several times a week. The new feature will be available free to all visitors.
NAMI Basics OnDemand
NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person course offered in 43 states by NAMI affiliates.
Many thanks to Nicole Bonsteel for these mindfulness videos!!
"Why Taking Care of Your Own Well-Being Is Good for Others"
In celebration of International SEL Day, I'd like to acknowledge our splendid school community, all of you staying at home to take care of your families, all of our healthcare workers who are on the front line taking care of all of us, and to all of the humans out there keeping the shelves stocked and the world on its axis. To you the message of the Duty of Self Care is imperative. On this International SEL Day, please do something to take care of yourself! Read the article below from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and learn about a different kind of contagion...
Simple Metacognitive Strategies to Help Anxious Learner Suceed https://www.edutopia.org/article/simple-metacognitive-strategies-help-anxious-learners-succeed
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty https://namiqn.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine or Isolation, Starting Right Now https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/style/self-care/isolation-exercise-meditation-coronavirus.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20200323§ion=topNews&campaign_id=9&instance_id=16988&segment_id=22598&user_id=4c1c6e695a43241d76fa4c27d7fae2d4®i_id=61732358tion=topNews
Handling Your Kid's Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/parenting/coronavirus-kids-events-cancelled.html
The Coronavirus Effect: How “COVID-19 Kids” Will Recover From Trauma https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/the-coronavirus-effect-how-covid-19-kids-will-recover-from-trauma/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=onsiteshare
Managing Anger and Frustration https://childmind.org/article/coronavirus-parenting-managing-anger-and-frustration/