COVID-19 Resources 

This page contains PEAR resources and strategies for families, students, and educators as we work together to support our community through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PEAR Team is dedicated to continuing to support you and your work as we all adapt to the new virtual way of life necessary to keep our community safe and resilient. We will continue to develop resources and will update this page throughout the weeks ahead.

WORKSHOP SERIES: SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS

PEAR is offering nine professional development workshops in three key areas for schools and afterschool programs as they prepare to support the learning, social-emotional, and mental health needs of youth during the 2020-21 academic year. This work is designed to help educators create an optimistic and hopeful vision for students, classrooms, and communities and give educators the building blocks needed to survive and thrive during this uncertain time.

PEAR WEBINARS, RESOURCES, AND STRATEGIES

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RETURN TO SCHOOL GUIDE 

Click here to access the guide for families navigating the return to school.

FRIDAY ROUND TABLE 3

Click here to access the recording, chat, and resources from the conversation on looking forward to September.

VIRTUAL SED WEBINAR

Click here to access the recording, chat, and resources from the webinar on meeting SED needs virtually.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL NEEDS

Click here to access the STEM Ecosystems webinar on meeting children's social-emotional needs

FINDING BALANCE GUIDE

Click here to access PEAR's guide to finding social-emotional balance during COVID-19

ADULT STRATEGIES

Click here to access our Clover strategies for you

TEEN TIPS: CHINESE (SIMP.)

Click here to access tips for teens on how to stay connected during social distancing (in simplified Chinese)

RESOURCES FOR BALANCE

Click here to access a list of ideas to support social-emotional balance

QUALITY VIRTUAL OST

Click here to access the recording, chat, and slides from the Weikart Center, NIOST, and PEAR webinar on virtual OST.

STEM ECOSYSTEM WEBINAR

Click here to access the recording of Dr. Noam's presentation on Meeting Social Emotional Needs during COVID-19.

FRIDAY ROUND TABLE 1

Click here to access the recording, chat, and resources from the conversation on motivation.

CRISIS TO OPPORTUNITY

Click here to access No Limit Gen's webinar on finding balance and opportunity in crisis, with Dr. Gil Noam

INTRO TO OUR FUTURE

Click here to access the Psychology Today article from Dr. Gil Noam

TEEN TIPS: ENGLISH

Click here to access tips for teens on how to stay connected during social distancing (in English)

FLEXIBILITY IN CRISIS

Click here to access the Psychology Today article from Dr. Gil Noam

WHEN SCHOOLS REOPEN

Click here to access the Psychology Today article from Dr. Gil Noam

FRIDAY ROUND TABLE 2

Click here to access the recording, chat, and resources from the conversation on creative responses to quarantine.

ACADEMIC MOTIVATION

Click here to access the recording, chat, and resources from the webinar.

STAY-AT-HOME SCIENCE

Click here for the recording and slides of the Stay-at-Home Science webinar with Drs. Ashima Shah and Gil Noam

STEM PLANNING TOOL

Click here to access the Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool

TEEN TIPS: SPANISH

Click here to access tips for teens on how to stay connected during social distancing (in Spanish)

YOUTH STRATEGIES

Click here to access our Clover Strategies for working with youth

STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Supporting Families and COVID-19: We’ve Got to Get This Right

This blog post from STEM Next includes ideas to help support families during the COVID-19 health crisis, especially those families most impacted and most vulnerable.

Playworks

Play at Home

This resource page includes Playworks' "Play at Home Playbook," videos of games you can play at home with no equipment, and a link to their daily #PlayatHome recess hosted on Facebook live at 11am and 3pm (CT)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

This continually updated guide includes resources for families and children. Resources include: Talking with Children, Family Preparedness, and Tools and Ideas for Families

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Clay Center's COVID-19 resources include: Guidance for Helping Kids of All Ages, Guidance for Kids By Developmental Level, How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus a video by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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