Social Emotional & Mental Health Learning Virtually 

SEL and Self-Care Resources for Educators, Schools, and Parents Related to Distance Learning and COVID-19

Free Resources for Schools

SEL Edutopia

Common Sense SEL Toolkit

Arteducators Blog

Colorado Dept of Ed Awesome Site

Article on How to teach SEL Remotely 

Cheney Schools SEL Resources

North Clackamas Elementary SEL (Amazing)



Iowa Counseling Refugee Center is now accepting clients for telehealth and can work with anyone in the state of Iowa. Find more information here!

Iowa Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Groups

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.