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4801 Franklin Ave. 

Des Moines, IA 50310


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Resources During Covid-19 for Youth, Families & Schools

Our normal routines are very different right now and many of us are stuck in our homes but we don’t have to be isolated from each other. Join us and encourage the young people in your lives to join us too for some time to connect and relate with others. All programs are FREE.   Keep checking back as we add to our schedule. Never forget you are not alone and storms don’t last forever #SDLF. 

Elementary Programs

  • Tuesdays and Thursday at 9:30am Books & Buddies (hosted on Facebook Live)

       Bring your favorite stuffed animal and listen to Emmalee read some crowd favorite stories. Click join us button T & Th @ 9:30am.


Middle School Programs

  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm MS Meet Up

       Stuck at home and want someone to talk with? Come hang out and talk, ask questions, and check-in with other middle school students         about all things trying to figure out how to manage this new way of life since covid-19. Click join us button MW @ 1pm.


High School Programs

  • Monday, Wednesday & Fridays at 11am HS Meet Up

       Stuck at home and want someone to talk with? Come hang out and talk, ask questions, and check-in with other high school students               about all things trying to figure out how to manage this new way of life since covid-19. Click join us button MWF @ 11am.


Middle & High School Programs

  • Thursdays 2pm Art Share with Zion

       Been creating some art to pass the time? Come share what you’ve been working on with other young people. Click join us button                     Thursdays at 2pm.


  • Tuesdays 4pm Teen to Teen, Check in With Zion 

      Join Zion in a simple chat to share how your week has gone and how you are dealing with this quarantine. 

  • Fridays 4pm Teen to Teen, Check in with Jenna

  Join Jenna in a simple chat to share how your week has gone and how you are dealing with this quarantine. 

  • Thursdays 11:30           Power Learning with Emmalee & Jen (Click Join us button Thursdays @ 11:30a)

                                               March 26th     Wait I’m Stuck Home for How Long? Tips for dealing with the impact of covid-19 as a teen.  

                                               April 2nd         Using Arts-Based Coping Skills

                                               April 9th          How to Support My Friends that May Be Struggling


  • Join our Slack group to meet other young people, talk, be lifted up, and have fun in a safe space created by young people for young people.  Cats, dogs, and tacos included. THIS IS FOR TEENS ONLY.


  • Check out our Instagram @PPthelove, Twitter @PPthelove & Tik tok for some fun. 


Adult Programs for Educators, Admin, School Counselors, and Anyone that Works with Kids


  • Wednesdays at 9:30a  Coffee Chat Discussions

                                               What the Heck Just Happened & Where Do I Go from Here?

                                               March 25th, April 1st, & April 8th

                                               These online sessions will discuss some of the critical components we need to remember in protecting the social                                                 emotional health of our youth and emerging issues and an opportunity to connect with other professionals                                                           trying to navigate where we go from here. 


  • Fridays 1pm                  Power Learning: Free Webinars with Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells

                                               March 27th      Beyond Self-care & Maintaining Your Own Mental Health

                                               April 3rd           Covid-19 and Suicide Risk

                                               April 10th         Protecting Student Social-Emotional Health from Afar​

Resources for School Systems:

  1. MHTTC: Responding to Public Health Emergencies:

  2. CDC: Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools .

  3. SAMHSA: Toolkit – National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practices Toolkit

  4. National Center for School Mental Health: Includes resources on general resources, school support, stress management, resources for families, and telehealth.


Resources for Educators and Other Professionals:

From MHTTC: Free online courses! Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities and the University of Pennsylvania are offering over 450 free online courses right now. The following are the courses we think the school mental health field may find interesting:


Visual learning: We’re a big fan of Trauma Geek, a blog that offers great visuals from Janae Elisabeth, a researcher-storyteller and neurodiversity advocate from western North Carolina. The latest set of graphics released in March, Neuroception and the 3 Part Brain , offers visuals on neuroception (subconscious processing of safety and risk), co-regulation, and the triune brain.


Blog: On the podcast Leading Equity, we’re enjoying episode 128: How School Leaders Can Place An Equity-Oriented Lens On Social-Emotional Learning . The episode features Kate Kennedy, a school leadership and education policy scholar, focused on politics and equity in K-12 public education. Specific topics of interest include social-emotional learning, care, and teachers' unions. Kate is a former teacher and now a doctoral candidate at the USC Rossier School of Education.  


Telehealth Resources:

From PSMHTTC:  Check out the TRC to access technical assistance, education, and additional resources.



  1. Time to breathe!:

  2. Take care of your own anxiety: Taking care of your own anxiety

  3. Taking care of your own mental health,-then-practical


Articles for Families on Supporting Children’s Social-emotional Health:

  1. Kids School is Closed so Now What?:

  2. SEL Ideas for Home Learning:

  3. How to Support Early Elementary Learning at Home:

  4. Using journals for Middle School Students

  5. Bilingual resources for helping children cope during Covid-19:

  6. Parents’ Guide to Meeting the Challenge During Covid-19:


Social-emotional learning resources:

  1. Casel is the national expert on SEL. Great resources:

  2. Activities, games, very well organized:

  3. Who doesn’t love PBS?:

  4. SEL lesson plans and activities:

  5. SEL activities:

  6. 25 SEL integrative ideas:

  7. Understood is a wealth of knowledge on everything from LD to ADHD. Here are some fun games:

  8. This blog is one of the most comprehensive we could find with a TON of good looking stuff:

  9. A lot of great resources very well organized:

  10. Go Indiana DOE for putting this amazing resource together with a ton of great academic and social emotional resources:

  11. A ton of free ed tech resources:

  12. Another outstanding resource put together by a school with a variety of outstanding behavioral health and well-organized:

  13. Look for the social emotional health options:

  14. This is mostly academic, but parents it’s a solid resource: Khan Academy:

  15. Leader in Me has put together a variety of resources for families & educators:



  1. Our partners have a lot of great stuff and find their yoga online:

  2. Teen Wellness Guide

  3. Child Mind is always a win with stellar resources:

  4. Mindfulness apps:

  5. Free mindfulness resources:

  6. Mindfulness for kids and adults:

  7. Tons of great resources:

storms Don't last forever #SDLF