Choose this summer to work with your children on their social and emotional skills that will benefit them in school, home, friendships, and future. These activities focus on the five competencies outlined by social and emotional learning – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
14 Summer Activities to Continue Teaching Social Emotional Learning
10+ Social Emotional Activities for Home
50 Activities that Support Social-Emotional Learning
Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians in the United States and a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement; May 22 is a day used to honor his life and legacy. Harvey was not only an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community; he believed in safe, strong neighborhoods; he supported public education, affordable childcare, and equal rights for everyone.
How to observe Harvey Milk Day!
Why Harvey Milk Day is Important!
Below you'll find resources regarding Harvey Milk and Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community:
The Official Harvey Milk Biography
UAB Resources as an Alliance for LGBTQ Equality
LGBTQ+ Communities and Mental Health
Mental Health Challenges in the LGBTQ Community
The Trevor Project
In Response to COVID-19: A Checklist to Support LGBTQ Students During Distance Learning
Mental Health Disparities: LGBTQ+
We originally started this blog when the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, and continued it as a source of resources for our community and friends. It will no doubt take some time for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has taken over more than a year our lives, but it will more than likely affect us for many years to come. That doesn't mean we can't prepare our minds and emotions to recover though. Below are resources for you that include ideas, activities, and more to help you, your family, and community recover emotionally and mentally from the pandemic.
Why Mental Health is the Key to Dealing with Learning Loss
Recovering From the Pandemic: 5 ways to restore human connections
Recovering From the Emotional Challenges of the Pandemic
5 Ways to Start Emotionally Recovering from the Pandemic
How to heal the Mass Trauma of COVID-19
How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After a Year of "Crisis and Uncertainty"
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children, During the Pandemic and Beyond