Back to School

To help prepare parents, educators, and students for the new school year, we’ve put together some of the Campaign and outside resources in one place for you to find. Best wishes for a great, healthy and happy 2019-2020 school year!

Children’s Mental Health Matters Resources

Family Resource Kit
Educator Resource Kit
Managing Educator Stress & Well-Being Fact Sheet
Early Childhood Booklist
Older Childhood Booklist

Pre-K—Elementary School Activities
Today I Feel – (Spanish)
Breathing Wands
Coping Skills Bookmarks

Middle—High School Activities
Calming Phone Image
Mental Health Stigma (High School)

For Parents

Mental Health America 2019 Back to School Toolkit – Coming soon!
Back to School Sleep Tips – National Sleep Foundation
Do’s & Don’ts for Anxious Kids Going Back to School – Child Mind Institute
Back to School Resources: Inside the Classroom + At Home – National Association of School Psychologists
Beat Back to School Jitters – PBS Kids for Parents
School Readiness/Early Learning – Zero to Three
Preparing for Kindergarten – Johns Hopkins Medicine
School Refusal – Child Mind Institute
Printable Back to School Downloads (4 week plan to prep for school, lunchbox notes, letter for teacher + more – Understood
20 Best Books for First Day Jitters – Today Show

For Educators/Providers

Back to School Resources: Inside the Classroom + At Home – National Association of School Psychologists
Back to School Guide for Creating LGBT-Inclusive Environments – Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network
Addressing Race & Trauma in the Classroom – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National School Mental Health Curriculum: Guidance and Best Practices for States, Districts, and Schools
Maryland SEFEL Pyramid Model Resources
20 Best Books for First Day Jitters – Today Show