Resources for Social/Emotional Learning

  • Our staff is working hard to find useful resources and information for parents and caregivers during this school closure. We know that the social/emotional learning and wellbeing of students and parents is key to adjusting to our new normal. 

    The links below may take you to other sites that have been checked out by our team. We will continue to add resources as they become available.


    Local Mental Health Support

    Fraser Public Schools is working in cooperation with the Macomb Intermediate School District and community organizations, to coordinate mental health support for our students. If you or a family member is in need of assistance, there are a variety of options available in this letter.

Social/Emotional Links

  • How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

    From NBC News Learn: There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive, and yes, even a bit messy. And “choosing” whether or not to talk to your kids about race is an option many parents, specifically those of color, don’t have; some children may inevitably learn about it by confronting racism in their everyday lives. This toolkit offers support and resources for parents to have these conversations.

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  • Social Justice Resources

    From the National Association of School Psychologists: Across the country, communities are coping with the consequences of social injustice: poverty, racism, inequity, violence, isolation, and economic segregation. These challenges undermine the capacity and well-being of our nation’s most precious resource, our children. We start by making their well-being and opportunity to grow an unequivocal priority no matter where they learn, play, and live. We must be advocates for the systems and services that lower barriers and create genuine, sustained equity and opportunity.

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  • First Aid for Feelings - a workbook for elementary-aged children

    This First Aid for Feelings workbook for children was designed to help parents make a difference in children’s lives and offer reassurance and helpful guidance. By using the simple coping strategies found in this workbook, you can encourage children to express thoughts, questions, and feelings. These life skills may help reduce and manage children’s stress or anxiety, and provide some sense of control within their changing lives.

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  • Helping Children Cope with the Stress of COVID-19

    The World Health Organization offer ways to help your children deal with stress during the outbreak.

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  • MCCMH launches www.myStrength.com

    Macomb County Community Mental Health launched mystrength.com, a site where you complete a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile. MyStrength will deliver your personal home page based on your motivation level each day. You can work on eLearning, explore articles and videos, or just get inspired by the daily quote and community inspirations

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  • Let's Stay Connected...Information for Our Parents

    This flyer gives parents tips on how to effectively manage family isolation during the COVID outbreak and activities for children and adolescents.

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  • Michigan Department of Education SEL Resources

    This webpage provides SEL resources for children and adults, and offers many digital options for administrators, teachers, staff, families, and children to receive this and other critical content.

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  • Cameron's Collection

    Cameron's Collection is a compilation from Gale Research that deals with teen mental health issues. The collection includes works about living with anxiety, ADHD, OCD, parents who are going through a divorce, etc.

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  • CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) Cares Initiative

    CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the SEL community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances. We are committed to our vision of disseminating high-quality SEL research and best practices – and are more determined now than ever. They have compiled resources which are designed to support educators, parents, and anyone who works with children.

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  • Coping Skills for Kids Checklist

    This resource from copingskillsforkids.com provides checklists for different techniques to try and a list for students to fill out of skills that work.

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  • COVID-19 Outbreak Fact Sheet

    At this time, information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving as new details are confirmed and new questions emerge. In the event of an outbreak in your community, as a parent/caregiver, your first concern is about how to protect and take care of your children and family. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce your stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope.

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  • COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families

    Kids don’t say, “Beloved parent, I’m having difficulty in my daily life. I don’t fully understand what’s happening, I miss my friends, I’m afraid someone I know is going to die and it feels like life will never be normal again.” Instead, they throw tantrums, become clingy, sulk, backtalk, refuse to do anything you ask, wet the bed, pick fights with siblings and suddenly forget how to do basic tasks they mastered years ago.

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  • Deep Breathing Printables

    Sometimes you need a little more structure and playfulness around how to take a deep breath. Using shapes is an easy way to keep track of breaths in and out. You can use your finger to trace the shape so you know where you are in your breathing.

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  • Feelings Thermometer

    Kids need to understand what they are feeling and that feelings can be small or big. Being able to identify how big their feelings are can also help them recognize when they are getting more and more escalated. If they know when they are escalating, then they can intervene and use a coping skill to manage their feelings.

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  • Headspace Meditations, Sleep, and Movement Exercises

    There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime. These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.

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  • How to Help Siblings Who Keep Fighting

    How parents can keep the peace and help kids learn to resolve conflicts Anyone with more than one child knows that even siblings who are the best of friends can still get on each other’s nerves. And it’s certainly understandable — they’re forced to live under the same roof and spend much of their free time together. Inevitably, they are competing for limited attention and resources. Who wouldn’t get irritated in that situation, at least once in a while?

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  • How to Support Children During COVID-19 Crisis

    Tips for nurturing and protecting children at home As schools close and workplaces go remote to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied.

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  • Self Care in the Time of Coronavirus

    For parents, prioritizing your own well-being benefits your whole family When you’re a parent, self-care often slips to the bottom of the list. But taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury. It’s essential. And during this difficult time, when children are home and stress is running high, it’s more important than ever. This article has five tips from clinicians that can help.

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  • Why Can't I go to School?

    This social story PDF is a great tool to help young children understand what is happening and why going to school right now is not possible.

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