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Welcome to the RCS School Social Workers' SEL Resource Page

We are dedicated to supporting our students' emotional and mental well-being.  When a child feels stressed and/or experiences a trauma, the whole family is effected.  Caregivers can help the child in their life by listening to them, teaching them coping skills, and other resilience-building techniques.  We have included on-line digital resources below that caregivers can access.  They include videos, on-line stories, activities, articles, printables, and crisis hotlines that caregivers can access. 
 
Please find these resources as a guide.  

Lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation 

 

Sesame Street in Communities

Lessons, videos, activities, printables and resources for helping young children cope with traumatic experiences.  Also has Covid-19 specific stories, videos, and printables.

 

Focus 5

Set of free, downloadable exercises that are short and easy to follow that will help your child develop a greater sense of focus and awareness, and minimize distractions.

 

My Hero is You

A story book for children on Covid-19.  This book is a collaboration of 50 humanitarian organizations in conjunction with the UN.  It is currently translated in 12 languages, and it is geared for children 6-11 year old.  This book helps explain the virus to children and cope with the complicated emotions dealing with a pandemic.   

 

Feelings Chart

Print or pull up one of the linked feelings charts.  Have your child point to or talk about how s/he is feeling every morning.  You can model this by talking about how you are feeling and why.  Feel free to use these charts throughout the day as feelings change for you and/or your child.  You can also make your own feelings chart with pictures of your child's feelings. 

Chart 1  Chart 2  Chart 3 Chart 4

 

The mental health impact of COVID-19 will persist longer than the physical virus. Consider the anxiety, trauma, and depression caused by job loss, isolation, seclusion, and the unpredictability about the virus that threatens the life and safety of individuals and their family members.

Here are available resources:
 
  • Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Click this link to learn about the Crisis Text Line
 
  • The “My Health Care Home” website directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic (i.e., Matthew Walker, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Health, etc.). It includes prescription discounts, screenings, and more information at My Healthcare Home.
 
  • TN Statewide Crisis Mobile Number is 1 (855) 274-7471.  Help provided 24/7 and 365 days a year.  More information and flyers in both English and Spanish can be found HERE
 
  • The Suicide Prevention Line number is 800-273-8255. If preferred, you can go to the website and participate in a chat feature.
 
  • Go HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The back-end of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.
 
  • Mental Health America proudly started Mental Health Month in May 1949.  Annually, we provide helpful resources to promote May as mental health month. I hope that you find these resources to be helpful: Mental Health National. It includes some COVID-19 bonus materials.
 
 
For resources and information that will help during Covid-19, click here
 
You will find information on housing, food, financial assistance, etc. 
This toolkit provides a number of resources that can be used to support at-home learning during times of closure.  
 
You can access this toolkit here
These sites offer a wide-range of information and resources for parents. 
 
You can access these sites here
RCS Learning Plan (COVID-19)
Access site HERE