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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Support Resources

Dear Bella Mente Families,

These past few weeks have been very difficult to all of us as we cope with unprecedented circumstances from school closures, to social distancing, and shelter-in-place directives. We want to commend you for demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity and for modeling responsible behaviors. As a community, each and every one of us is playing a role in supporting the effort to contain and mitigate the adverse impacts that the Coronavirus has been having in our routines and daily life. 

Your students are coping with uncertainty in many different ways as they do their best to express their worries and fears. As caregivers, it is understandable for you to experience these feelings as well. We are sharing resources that might help you manage and alleviate some of yours and your students’ concerns. We are here to support all of you.

Sincerely, The Student Support Services Team.

Online Resources

The National Association of School Psychology

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource


Large-Scale Natural Disasters: Helping Children Cope


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)



Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks  


Video Resources

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus by Dr. Jamie Howard, courtesy of Child Mind Institute:



Dr. Laura Markham Helps Kids Manage Coronavirus Fears, courtesy of GoZenOnline:



Dr.Shefali Helps Parents Navigate Life Changes due to Coronavirus, courtesy of GoZen Online: