Social and Emotional Wellness
Social and Emotional Care for Students and Families
Helpful Links and Readings:
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
How to talk to teens about the new coronavirus: Harvard Health Publishing
Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens During Coronavirus Closings: New York Times
How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
A Perspective on Emotional Intelligence and the Origins of Social and Emotional Learning: From the Teaching Empathy Institute
These NYSED resources are available to support Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Education:
• Social Emotional Learning Resources and Guidance Materials http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/sel.html
• Mental Health Education Resources and Guidance Materials http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/mental-health
Mental Health Emergencies call (845) 338-2370 (24-hour crisis hotline) or 911
Ulster County Mobile Mental Health (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) 1-844-277-4820
(Will do phone assessments only at this time, no in-person visits)
Families can call (845) 340-4105 to set up an intake appointment for mental health services, which includes individual, family and medication treatment, with one of our 3 Astor school based clinicians.
Text to Talk Helpline Text “HOME” to 741741
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 (800) 273 – TALK (8255)
Family of Woodstock Hotline (845) 679-2485
UlsterCorps COVID – 19 Hotline (845) 443-8888
Pure Brain Breaks are simple and effective strategies to alleviate and to calm overstimulated minds. The exercises are 1-5 minutes in length. This is a free resource providing videos and exercises.
Take a Pause for Your Wellness
Included are virtual tours of parks, monuments, zoos, botanical garden, exercise apps, guided meditation, stress relief, coloring pages, and mental health information
Click HERE to take some time to take care of yourself.