Mental Health

Recently, school counselor Ashley Dwyer spoke at a PTA meeting about Supporting Students’ Mental Health at Home.


Her full presentation can be found here.


She also provided the following resources for parents:

  • Jennifer Miller: Confident Parents Confident Kids Blog
    • Blog about how family members can support social emotional development at home, and recent posts provide a range of quality resources and ideas for supporting SEL during school closures
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education: Caring for Preschoolers at Home
    • Guidance for creating structure and routine and developing social and emotional skills while preschool-aged children are staying home
  • xSEL Labs: SEL In An Unplanned Home School Setting
    • Ideas for setting expectations, teaching SEL competencies in context, motivating, and staying connected with social support networks
  • ​AIR: Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers
    • Four basic elements for parents on creating a supportive learning space at home, with concrete strategies in both English and Spanish
  • ​Child Mind Institute: Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis
    • Provides strategies for single parents during COVID-19 grounded in the ideas of “radical acceptance” and self-compassion
  • ​FCPS Mental Health & Wellness Conference
    • Seminars coming up the rest of this week on topics such as mindfuless, fostering resilience, and making self-care actionable

  • FCPS Healthy Minds Podcast

    • Recent podcasts about executive functioning, coping with uncertainty

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