Education resources – COVID-19

Education resources – COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID19 and the changes that we’ve all had to make to our lives have caused unprecedented challenges in the education sector.

We want to support professionals in their work with children and families to enable you to respond as effectively as possible to the adversity, trauma and loss that many have experienced over the last few months.

These resources offer support for those working with children and families and are freely available to download and share. Please contact the VRU if you would like these resources translated into different languages:

Welcome (click on image to download)

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1 a) Understanding stress (click on image to download)

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1 b) Understanding stress (click on image to download)

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1 c) Jargon Buster (click on image to download)

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2. Briefing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (click on image to download)

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3. Adverse Childhood Experiences and impact of COVID-19 (click on image to download)

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4. Trauma-informed practice (click on image to download)

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5 a) How to talk to children about COVID-19 (For parents/carers) (click on image to download)

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5 b) Info graphic: How to talk to children about COVID-19 (For parents/carers) (click on image to download)

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6. How to talk to teenagers about COVID-19 (For parents/carers) (click on image to download)

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6 b) Info graphic: How to talk to teenagers about COVID-19 (For parents/carers) (click on image to download)

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7. Communicating with families during COVID-19 (click on image to download)

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8. Staff well-being. Trauma informed practice and COVID-19 (click on image to download)

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9. Supporting Emotional regulation

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10. Primary school transitions with COVID-19

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11. Secondary Transition and COVID-19 (click on image to download)

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12. SEND, Covid-19 and Trauma-informed practice (click on image to download)

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13. Supporting Children in Care (click on image to download)

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14. Trauma-Informed Practice and Young People at Risk of Exclusion (click on image to download)

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15. How to implement trauma-informed practice in your organisation (click on image to download)

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16. Resources pages

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In the future, we are hoping to build a trauma informed education toolkit that practitioners can add to as well as share. Additional material will be added as it is developed and where evidence based practice is identified, that will be included, as part of this resource bank.  If there is particular information or support that you would like to see featured, or you have suggestions that we can share with other professionals, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing vru@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Over the next few months we are building our team of education professionals to help support schools and colleges across the West Midlands region, linking in with the Schools and Police Liaison Panels, and will be in touch to work with you on refining what this offer looks like – please get in touch if you want to know more.

A free online Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences Early Trauma Online Learning can be found here

 


   Extra resources

Coping with stress. The children of key workers: (click on image to download)

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Return to school action plan:

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National Centre for Children and Families: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/

Protective Behaviour Resource

Resources for nursery and primary schools: Tizz Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9A3hDJE5lc

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing:

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Extra resources for talking to children and teenagers about Coronavirus

Many leading professionals are beginning to release stories appropriate for children. This may help give some structure to the conversations with children, and may also provide us with some reassurance that what we are telling them is appropriate.

Children’s guide to coronavirus. Children’s commissioner. Downloadable at: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

EBook: Coronavirus. A book for children. Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts. Downloadable at: https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children.pdf

EBook: Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus. Molly Watts. Downloadable at: https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

EBook: Hello! My name is coronavirus. Manuela Molina. Downloadable at: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

Use trusted sources of information for supporting your teenagers. There are also a number of excellent blogs and guides on this topic, which have been summarised to produce the guides above. You may want to start with the superb Dr Liz Gregory:

 

https://weneedtotalkaboutchildrensmentalhealth.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/2and-getting-through-lockdown-together-with-teenagers/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-talk-to-teens-about-the-new-coronavirus-2020031419192

https://childmind.org/article/supporting-teenagers-and-young-adults-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

https://www.yarboroughacademy.co.uk/for-parents-and-carers/looking-after-you-and-your-family-during-coronavirus/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/coronavirus

https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-should-know

http://believeinme.org.uk