Coronavirus: Support for families and schools
Supporting children to return to school
Solihull Community and Educational Psychology Service (CEPS) is working collaboratively with professionals and agencies across Solihull to ensure comprehensive support is in place to support schools, children and families when it time for children to return to educational settings. As part of this work CEPS have produced separate guidance for schools and families to support them through the transition and recovery process.
Supporting Educational Settings with Bereavement and Loss
Solihull Educational Psychology Service have drawn together a collection of the available resources on-line (with hyperlinks) to support schools and settings with bereavement and loss at this time. We have distilled key messages, as well as practical advice and guidance to help staff members reflect and identify possible actions and ways forward.
This resource is not a step-by-step manual, but provides a framework to help aid thinking with regards to how to support children, staff member and young people during these difficult times.
Useful resources and links:
American Psychological Association: Information on Pandemics (a wide range of resources)
Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies
BBC: How to protect your mental health
Early Years: Zero to Three
ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children
National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources
The Psychologist: Coronavirus and Psychological Perspectives (articles and opinion pieces)
Southend Educational Psychology Service: Additional links and resources
Special Needs Jungle: Parent-focused ideas, school resources, explanations for children
Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus