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Resources for the Classroom

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PFA can help teachers and school staff better support students who may be struggling emotionally or behaviorally. It’s an evidence-based health intervention that can help you engage with kids as the pandemic continues to impact their lives. Watch the recorded video.


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Teachers and school staff throughout Michigan are witnessing how the COVID-19 pandemic has emotionally impacted students. It’s caused changes in attitudes, behaviors, and attention spans—challenging educators and, in some cases, disrupting learning. In this three-part webinar series, school social worker Stephanie Schweda provides educators and other staff with practical tools for helping students develop the social and emotional skills to cope.

Part 1 - Self-compassion

Part 2 - Relaxation and mindfulness

Part 3 - Control: managing and noticing thoughts


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During the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, many teenagers watched their friends struggle with mental health challenges.

This webinar is for teens who want to know how to help their struggling friends, and also how to improve their own mental wellness. You will learn:

  • How to recognize when someone needs help
  • What a panic attack looks and feels like
  • How anxiety can change people’s behavior
  • The best ways to offer support
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for keeping yourself emotionally healthy

Watch the recording here.

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What can you do to slow down a racing mind… calm feelings of panic... or stop a barrage of negative thoughts?

Try taking a pause – and bringing yourself into the present moment.

T.A.P. (Take a Pause) is a collection of brief videos demonstrating mindfulness exercisesyou can do whenever you need to restore calm and focus.

Click on the title of the video to watch it:

Series Introduction

Guided Meditation

Body Scan

Mindful Eating

Grounding Exercise