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Our world is experiencing some drastic changes. SAPL wants to let you know that we are here for you throughout the process! Explore this guide for creative ideas, eBook picks, resources to help you and your family learn from home, and virtual programming.

Support for Mental Health

Care for Caregivers Tips for Families and Educators from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Fred Rogers Center:  Support for helpers includes how to talk to children about coronavirus, taking care of children and yourself, learning through play, and more ideas for supporting each other.

Help for Parents, Hope for Kids:  Resources from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

ReadyKidSaA Coalition of Organizations in Bexar County that help children and their families.  There is a special section on Mental Health.

Tips for Nurturing and Protecting Children at Home:  from the Child Mind Institute

Books to Support Mental Health

Feelings and Emotions

Ayúdanos a mantener la calma: Infografía de los tres pasos para mantener la calma.

Feeling Faces: Cards (English-Spanish): Use the pictures to talk about feelings. Includes suggested activities. Use las fotos para hablar de las emociones. Incluye sugerencias de actividades.

Feeling Faces: This is how I feel today!: Printable to make a chart with different feelings to help children build emotional literacy.

The Feelings Song: Song and video about our many different feelings.

Help Us Stay Calm: Infographic with three steps to staying calm.

Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home: Addressing fears, positive discipline, and healthy routines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Self-Regulation Skills: Relaxation Thermometer: Help children regulate their emotions.

Sesame Street: Learn to Belly Breathe with Rosita: Sesame Street video about being frustrated and using belly breathing to calm down.

Termómetro de relajación: Ayude a los niños regular las emociones.

La tortuga Tucker toma tiempo para detenerse y pensar en casa: Una historia con guión para asistir con la enseñanza de la “Técnica de la tortuga”

Tucker Turtle Takes Time to Tuck and Think at Home: A scripted story to assist with teaching the “Turtle Technique”