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Are you looking for ways to help out in the community?  Here are some great ideas and suggestions:  Ways We Can Help in Windsor - Essex County.pdf

​​How to stay calm:\

Social distancing and Health Unit stay-at-home orders don't have to put a damper on birthday celebrations!  Check out these ideas to celebrate those special occasions:

Birthday Ideas.pdf

​A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic:


A Comic Strip to Assist Students (Grade 2 to 8) Understanding Coronavirus

For children in Kindergarten to grade 5 – Free classes to assist children in developing Mindfulness skills

Self-care is an important part of wellness. This resource will help you to develop a plan to support your wellness during COVID-19.​​

​Parents / Guardians:

How to speak with your children about COVID-19​

​Practicing Good habits for Better Mental and Physical Well-being:'s%20Practice%20Healthy%20Habits%20during%20COVID-19.pdf​

Helping Teens Cope with the Impact and Restrictions Related to COVID-19

A resource from the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) to help parents talk to their children about COVID-19

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting from COVID-19 (NASP)

Countering Coronavirus Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents (NASP)

Care for the Caregiver: Tips for Families and Educators (NASP)

Caring for Pre-Schoolers at Home (From Harvard University School of Education)

A Child (age 5 to 8) Friendly Book to Read and Interact with Your Child

Dougy Center Talking to Children and Adolescents About Grief & Loss During Coronavirus

Identifying Signs of Stress in Children and Teenagers (From the American Psychological Association)

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis (Child Mind Institute)

Resources To Support Children with Autism

Supporting Children with Autism Through Uncertain Times (University of North Carolina)


Helping Teens Cope with the Impact and Restrictions Related to COVID-19:

A two page handout that summarizes a document released by J. Kevin Cameron and colleagues of the same title, with added links for your convenience.  This document can work as a companion to the "Staff Referral Actions for Student Support" document (below).    Staying Connected with our Students and Families During the School Closure.pdf 

​​​A new one page resource has been developed to assist you in understanding our student referral processes.  This document outlines different scenarios and the corresponding actions that you must take to ensure that our students are safe and being directed to appropriate supports.   Staff Referral Actions for Student Support.pdf

Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Countering Coronavirus Stigma and Racism: Tips for Teachers, Administrators, and Support Staff (NASP)

A Trauma Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus (Teaching Tolerance)

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