Designed specifically for use by teachers and classroom staff, the Other Rs: Step by Step Guide teaches the foundations, significant impact, and best-practices of addressing trauma, self-care, social problem solving, psychoeducation, relaxation, and classroom activities. This guide is delivered in an easy-to-use lesson plan format that is ideal for educators.
Slides from Back to School Open House: Supporting Youth in a Time of Crisis on Sept. 1, 2021.
On Mar 3, 2021, a Youth Town Hall entitled “Promoting Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Through Resiliency and Community Connection’’ engaged youth leaders from the City of Irvine’s High School Youth Action Team (HSYAT), along with parents and other community leaders, to discuss the mental health impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on high school students.
The purpose of this document is to capture one group of students’ perspectives on mental health maintenance during the pandemic; to disseminate the findings across the region; and to build upon this event with continued investment in student voice, including developing additional resources and events.
Schools Struggle to Educate Students With Disabilities Amid Pandemic. Setting up distance learning for the 55 million students who were forced out of school by the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge, but it’s even more of a challenge for educators to figure out how to best educate the 7 million students with disabilities. And those students, who are less likely to be able to access online education, are also at much greater risk of falling behind.
Educators across the country are grappling with an unprecedented set of circumstances as they prepare to welcome students and adults back to school. We face the layered impact of schools closures (e.g., loss of school-based relationships, routines, and learning); COVID-19 (e.g., on health, isolation, stress, and trauma); economic crisis (e.g., unemployment, impact on school budgets), and persistent, pernicious racial inequities exacerbated by the pandemic and amplified by the nationwide mobilization for racial justice reflected in the Black Lives Matter movement.