• Coronavirus & Xenophobia

    What we can’t control or understand frightens us. Anxiety and suspicion rose as the Coronavirus pandemic spread. Crises cause us to evaluate our humanity and our vulnerabilities. The resources offered here are for teachers, parents and students to support ourselves and each other during this time.

    Please also visit School Mental Health for mental health resources and visit family resources.

     

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Healing from COVID - Crises can bring out the best and the worst in humanity. This powerpoint delves into how communities are uniting or dividing in respose to the COVID pandemic and offers recommendations for supporting students through grief, loss and uncertainty. 

Science of Coronavirus

Scapegoating and Bias

Professional resources:

Supports and resources for educators and social workers from the American Council for School Social Work

Healing from COVID - Pandemics, Stigma, and Supporting Students 

Supporting Grieving Students During COVID-19 - resources by the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Psychological First Aid can reduce the distress caused by traumatic events and foster adaptive functioning. View the: PFA guidebook, one-page summary, and PFA and stigma 

Additional Educational Resources

Lessons for elementary:

Lessons for secondary

 

Sesame Street Townhall on Coronavirus - Six episodes on understanding COVID-19 and staying healthy

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus – Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis – Tips for parents with older children at home

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus – 17-minute audio from NPR

Ways to Maintain Relationships During School Closure

Coronavirus: Pasar la crisis en familia y ayudar a los pequeños 

Enfrentando COVID-19 Juntos: Recursos Para Apoyar A Las Familias

Trinka y Sam luchan contra el gran virus. Un libro para niños

Plaza Sésamo ayuda a los niños a entender qué es la COVID-19 - Alimentación, higiene y hábitos saludables se promueven entre los más pequeños de casa para que de manera amena y divertida comprendan un tema complicado

Being physically distant doesn't mean we're not together.  It's difficult, but it’s necessary and temporary. 

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) – 6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal

12 Teens On Being Stuck At Home Because Of The Coronavirus – "I’ve been doing what Gen Z does. I’ve adapted, I’ve overcome, and I've been on my phone too much."

Don't Be Discouraged. Here's How To Help During Coronavirus – 15-minute listen form NPR’s Life Kit.

Need a new hobby? Try making terrariums with Louis Easton, the Plant Mon

Resources for LGBTQ+ youth - QSpace.org, Gender Spectrum and TrevorSpace.org – Have chat spaces for LGBTQ+ youth. As always, be safe, be smart on line. 

Indoor Activities During Quarantine

  • For a complete list of available resources, please click here.

Coronavirus

What we can’t control might frightens us. Anxiety and suspicion rose as the Coronavirus pandemic spread. Crises cause us to evaluate our humanity and our vulnerabilities. The resources offered here are for teachers, parents and students to support ourselves and each other during this time.

Coronavirus

 

 

"What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for us all. We must remember it's not my America or your America. It's our America." Michelle Obama, 2019

In times of conflict, divisive rhetoric, and information overload, students benefit from opportunities for meaningful dialogue about the issues that we are facing today. Let’s Talk has articles and lesson plans on crises and conflicts, politics and government.

 

Talking Politics

 

Our Planet. Our Future. Act Now.

Out for Safe Schools

Out for Safe Schools - Calendar Resources

LGBT Resources

Building Community. Addressing Bias

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Voices of Religion, Culture & Ethnicity

Now Matters Later

Videos and Public Service Announcements

Principals Toolkit

Reporting

Bullying Resources

  • Out for Safe Schools Campaign 2017

  • Bullying! We Stand Together

  • We Are One - Standing With Immigrant Families Campaign

  • LAUSD Human Relations Commission

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