Mental-Emotional Wellness

Mental-Emotional Wellness has been top of mind for many program staff; use these resources to help get you started.  If you need additional support or have questions - fill out our Request Technical Assistance form in Quick Links. Check out our Mental-Emotional Wellness playlist on YouTube and the related podcasts on BuzzSprout.

For deeper learning on this subject, consider enrolling in one of our courses: Guiding Children's Behavior in Out-of-School Time Programs; Positive Youth Development for the Youth Work Professional; or Trauma Informed Care Approach to OST Programs.  Course availability can be found on our landing page.

Behavioral Health Learning Series Webinar - Having Hard Conversations - resources (January 2024)

Hard Conversations





Check out this article Supports to Decrease Fight or Flight Behavior from Edutopia

Fight or Flight






Behavioral Health Learning Series Webinar - How Our bodies Respond to Stress and What We Can Do About Itresources (July 2023)





View Afterschool Supports Children's Well-Being and Healthy Development from the Afterschool Alliance









 Visit the Office of Children's Mental Health website to view Tools for Families, Schools and Communities 

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Visit Child Mind Institute for a list of recommended children's books on mental health.

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