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Urgent-- A family has reached out to me and is wondering where they can get grief counselling for their daughter who has lost her best friend in a tragic accident. Is there a resource to access if this student is not presently at school?

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Dan Seigel and Random Acts of Kindness - a wealth of videos and resources on KINDNESS! My new favourite website!

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

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What is a stepped approach when dealing with Mental Health? Read this article that includes the idea of "the level of intensity of care should be matched to the complexity of the condition" The article also lists examples of the range of interventions.

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Mindfullness bell (using the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl in your classroom). Teacher's are finding this resource helpful in their jr.sr. high courses - check it out!
MindfulnessBellTT.pdf
MindfulnessBellTT.pdf
drive.google.com

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ATA Specialist Council Everactive Schools Blog - check it out for mental health articles and resources!

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Regulating the Teenage Mind!

I'm just beginning to build a session on self regulation in the teenage classroom. This is a consise article with a number of strategies. It would be a great article to send to parents of teens facing FINAL EXAMS!

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Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs -Prescriptions for Learning Stress Mangagment

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Fabulous article explaining a strength based approach. This would be a good resource to share with staff and student families.

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Spent today talking to teachers about working out and the connection to mental health. this slide deck highlights mental health connections and tips for beginners who are interested in working out.
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