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Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

From Ed Dunkelblau:

“There is a lot of discussion in the field about educators getting solid and applicable training in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) so that we can enhance school safety from within. This site will take them to the Academy for SEL in Schools website, where there is information about educator training and certification in Social and Emotional Learning instruction and leadership. I would also suggest that an inexpensive resource about SEL and Character Development programming is the Social Emotional and Character Development Laminated Guide, published by National Professional Resources.”

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Coalition to Support Grieving Students

From David Schonfeld:

“The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (AFT, NEA); superintendents, principals and  other school leaders (AASA, AFSA, NAESP, NASSP); student support personnel including counselors (ASCA), nurses (NASN), psychologists (NASP) and social workers (SSWAA) – since its founding it has grown to over 85 organizations.  The Coalition created a free practitioner-oriented website with over 20 video training modules on topics ranging from how to talk with grieving students to responding to a school crisis event. Module summaries, handouts, reference materials, and guidance documents providing step-by-step practical advice are available for free download.  Schools are invited to pledge to become a ‘Grief-Sensitive School’”

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Listen, Protect, Connect: Psychological First Aid for Students and Teachers

From Andrea Donegan:

Teachers are in an excellent position to help students after a disaster or an emergency. Just as they connect students with appropriate academic and counseling services under normal circumstances, they can also help students return to school, stay in school, continue to learn, and return to their usual school-based activities after a traumatic event. This guide demonstrates how teachers can model psychological first aid to help students through a crisis event.

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National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

From David Schonfeld:

Through an interdisciplinary team of medical, mental health, and school professionals, the NCSCB provides:

  • Confidential on-site and remote technical assistance and consultation for K-12 school leadership and school professionals

  • Practical and timely advice via a 24/7 toll-free number and via email

  • Ongoing support in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and throughout the long-term recovery period

  • Educational resources and crisis management tools

  • School staff training and community presentations, as well as professional development for a range of professional audiences

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