Resources to Support Students in Times of Crisis
Acts of domestic terrorism were perpetrated at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. There is unrest and uncertainty in the aftermath of these events.
In an already tumultuous time - and in the middle of a pandemic - students (and educators) are likely experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety.
The pandemic brings unique challenges for being present with and holding space for students. However, finding ways to let students know you are there for them (in-person or virtually) and willing to listen can make a huge impact.
Below I compiled a list of resources for supporting students in times of crisis for school counselors to use in their work with students or to share with other educators and/or parents.
I will continue to update this post as I find additional resources. If you are aware of an additional resource, please add it in the comment section or message me on Twitter or Instagram.
Resources specific to the insurrection at the Capitol:
Leading Conversations After the Insurrection in Washington D.C. from Teaching Tolerance
Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol from Facing History and Ourselves
Resources for Teachers on the Days After the Attack on the US Capitol from Beyond the Stoplight
Supporting Marginalized Students in the Context of the 2020 Election: Tips for Educators from National Association of School Psychologists
General Crisis Resources:
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers from National Association of School Psychologists
Books to Help Address and Discuss Tough Topics with Kids from MindShift
Do you know of additional resources? Please add them in the comment section.