The new school year is rapidly approaching, and it has never been more important to support children, families, and teachers through this transition. Prioritizing mental health as students return to schools will help ensure students have a safe and healthy school year.
Change is difficult for students, families, and teachers and changes are not just limited to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also natural disasters and changes in family circumstances that continue into this year. Teachers and families can work together to ease the stress of change by:
- Ensuring children have routines and structure
- Ensuring children have access to nurturing relationships and resources to manage stress
- Strengthening the bonds and increasing communication between teachers and parents
Applications are now open
for the third cohort of the Child Safety Learning Collaborative! The third cohort will begin in November 2021 and continue for 18 months to April 2023. Learn more about the CSLC and how to apply to this national initiative to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents here.
We have extended the application deadline to September 10th
Throughout this newsletter, you will find resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners highlighted in purple.
Jennifer Leonardo, PhD
Children’s Safety Network Director