Ideas for Responding to Student Trauma Compounded by COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is compounding traumatic experiences for many students, say researchers with the Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory (REL AP), part of the Institute for Educational Sciences. To help schools address a likely rise in cases of complex trauma in students, REL AP worked with health and education leaders to develop a free detailed handout of common trauma symptoms and best practices for supporting students, with adaptations for virtual learning settings. The handout and other REL AP resources on addressing student trauma are available for free on the REL AP website.
have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent,
just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well.
I have searched every resource, looked at every model, and tried to emulate the
best of the best. But I forgot one major resource: my students.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a social–emotional learning program called RULER, which teaches students to do daily check-ins, identifying the energy level and pleasantness of their emotions on a color-coded “mood meter.”
To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.