This page is an ongoing curated list of resources for both mental health and social-emotional learning and social-emotional teacher support.
You can find multiple podcasts I’ve done on these topics on my Media page. You can also find the link to the podcast I previously hosted with Jon Harper called Teacher’s Aid which focuses specifically on social-emotional support for educators.
Engagement and Self-Care
Reignite the Flames by Mandy Froehlich
The Educator’s Matchbook by Mandy Froehlich
Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines
Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Engagement
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Taking Care of Yourself
Divergent EDU Free Mini Self-Care Course for Educators
Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Self-Care
Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Mental Health
Anxiety Canada (Pay special attention to creating a MAP)
Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay by Doris. A Santoro
Issues Facing the Black Community
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community by Sunshine Behavioral Health
Secondary Traumatic Stress (Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals
What about you? A Workbook for those who care for others.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Core Competencies in Trauma-Informed Supervision
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar for Educators (site registration is free)
Symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Staff (video)
Compassion Resilience Toolkit by WISE
Multiple Resources in One Spot
Columbus Recovery Center Well-Being Resources – a comprehensive list of self-care, exercise, and mental health resources.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)- There is a lot of amazing information on this site. Check out the core competencies, implementation resources, or any other pages with in-depth information on SEL.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Social and Emotional Competencies Guide – This document also addresses CASEL’s core competencies but breaks them down further into grade level expectations.
Paper Tigers Documentary – Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that impacts families.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk