As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges.

Download this report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities which explains how we can establish and enforce SEL concepts during the recent pandemic and unsettlement within our country. Download the report

"As I try to help my young patients and their families navigate their way through the COVID19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear to me that social and emotional learning are absolutely crucial for the growth and development of a healthy, happy, successful child." – Dr. Debbie Greenhouse Palmetto Pediatrics/ past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence – Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19: Tips for You and Your School Community

CASEL Cares – A new initiative from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning that connects the SEL community with experts to to support schools and teachers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Social-Emotional Learning: Not Just for KidsIn this post on The Cult of Pedagogy, Wendy Turner explains how she models the five core SEL competencies in her classroom and why teachers should lead by example. 

Supporting School Community Wellness with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) During and After a Pandemic 

The SEL Providers Council is committed to providing free resources and curriculum to support e-learning efforts across the country. Follow the links below to each provider’s individual page where the curriculum is located. For wide-ranging resources that support SEL practices and understanding during this challenging time, please visit the CASEL SEL Resources pageResources on this page have not been evaluated from CASEL through the organization’s program review process

School Responses to COVID-19: Serving ELLs and Immigrant Students

How can schools and districts ensure that ELLs and their families are included in all communications and school closure plans related to COVID-19?