For Schools – Middle & High School – Social & Emotional

Thank you for visiting our Social & Emotional Resources Hub. Click on the Resources below to learn more about how you can support students social and emotional well-being, which is part of ensuring they are successful in school! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in learning more about. Have questions? Contact us at

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How to talk to children and teens about Coronavirus

We found two helpful articles for you to use as you talk to your children/students about Coronavirus over the next ...
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Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home – A Chart for Families

By downloading and filling out a blank Positive Behavior Chart, families can create their own, personalized set of expectations for ...
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Understanding and Incorporating Families’ Funds of Knowledge in the Classroom

"There are many ways for educators to identify their students' funds of knowledge. Many teachers apply strategies that can be ...
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Middle School Family Engagement Resources

Family engagement in education doesn't stop after elementary school. It's just as important, but it looks and sounds different. Our ...
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Ohio Family Story: Michael's Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

Ohio Family Story: Michael’s Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

We share the following videos with permission from Michael's family and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Students with ...
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Strengthening Schools by Building Community Partnerships with Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health Services, and Family Supports

"Young adults often experience better long-term outcomes from diversion than from arrest and juvenile detention." Families are important partners in ...
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Family Engagement within Trauma-Informed Schools: Toolkits for Middle/High School Staff

This toolkit was designed for a facilitator to present to middle and high school staff (leaders, teachers, other staff) seeking ...
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Webinar: Connecting with Families to Support the Mental and Behavioral Health of Children and Teens

In this 32 minute June 2017 webinar, we offer training on family engagement for professionals working with families to support ...
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