SEL for my Child 

Social-emotional learning, or SEL, is is vital part of a child's development.  As a parent or caregiver, we know that you aim to create an environment of trust, respect, and support for your child.  Creating that climate at home includes helping them to manage their emotions, make responsible decisions, and resolve conflicts peacefully. This page provides resources towards that goal, and also a few that support your own growth and well-being. 

Resources for your Children

Mind Yeti

Mind Yeti is a video series from one of our SEL Providers, Second Step, that teaches children about self-awareness and mindfulness. 

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program designed to inspire young children to become learners for life.

Resources for You

TED Talk

The subject of this TED Talk from Nadine Burke Harris, a child Pediatrician, is about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on Children. 

The Happiness Lab Podcast

A podcast from Dr Laurie Santos examining the latest scientific research on happiness and sharing practical takeaways that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. 

Using Food to Connect with Your Kids 

Food is a vital part of emotional well-being. Consider how to connect through food, home or on the go. 

Using Food to Connect.pdf

FIG is collecting video footage to document how districts with varying resources are procuring, preparing, and distributing food to kids. Click here to learn more on how you can help.

The Durham County Network of Care link will take you to a one-stop resource directory to help you locate needed services and supports throughout the Durham community. 

Anti-Racism Resources

SEL is intricately tied to a sense of one’s self in the world. This space provides anti-racism resources for exploring questions of social injustice that can develop the competency of self-awareness that can lead to actionable change. 

This project emerged out of the pain and frustration associated with the back-to-back deaths of #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor and #AhmaudArbery in 2020. We must do better as a global society! #BlackLivesMatter FROM DR. NICOLE A. COOKE 
Facing History and Ourselves helps students learn about hatred and bigotry so they can stop them from happening in the future.