These important conversations with experts address challenges related to the pandemic, trends in education, and other pertinent topics with the intent to offer solutions and explore opportunities to support our students.
Panel Webinars are hosted by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation in Partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District.
Navigating Through Transition: How to Cope Successfully with Change
Recorded January 26, at 6.30 p.m.
Join our panelists as they share personal experiences navigating through transition and learn about resources to help you cope and navigate through changes related to the pandemic and life’s inevitable transitions.
This conversation is in partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District and Parent University.
Resources to Navigate Through Transitions
Center for Disease Control’s resources to help ensure children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being.
Masking Our Faces, Not Feelings
If you or someone you know is experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression, or is struggling with substance use, learn tips and resources to help cope from the ‘It’s Up to Us’ for San Diegans.
First Responders Behavioral Health Support Program
A free, confidential 24/7 peer supported referral helpline staffed by active and retired First Responders here to listen, support, and assist First Responders in San Diego County.
From the San Diego County of Education.
Parent Resource Guide for Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy at Home
From the San Diego County of Education.
Five Tips to Help Your Student Cope
Mental Health Resources in San Diego
Supporting Families During Covid-19
Read “Outliers: The Story Of Success”
Author Malcolm Gladwell believes that a person’s success is a result of where they’re from: their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.
Read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”
Author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face.
Author Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.
Their motto is, “Sometimes you’re on top. Stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low. Stay hopeful.” These bracelets contain water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea (to reflect the highest and lowest points on Earth). “These bracelets help keep me grounded, inspired, and motivated,” (Nolan Mejia).
1 Second Everyday: Your Video Diary
Use this app to record a one-second video every day and journal what you did that day. “I use this app everyday and it helps me keep track of the progress I’ve made through the coronavirus pandemic and allows me to remember meaningful memories,” (Nolan Mejia).
Kids For Peace Resources
Great Kindness Challenge – Family Edition Checklist
Sign up to receive this free family edition checklist to keep track of your acts of kindness!
Great Kindness Challenge – Celebration Car Parade
Decorate your car with uplifting messages and join our fun and socially distanced car parade. Scheduled for Sat., January 30, 2021.
Great Kindness Challenge – Kindness Unites Paperchain Project
Spend the month of February creating a paperchain. Then connect the links with others to make the world’s longest paper chain – 110 miles of love & hope!
Ideas & Activities for Families During the Pandemic
Projects and resources for kids, families and educators to help foster peace with our children, inspire fun with our families and shine a healing light of love upon our world in the age of Covid-19 and beyond.
INVEST IN EDUCATION.
Your Help is Needed Now More than Ever. Distance learning presents many challenges both in the classroom and at home. Will you help our families, students, and teachers today?
Supporting Our Students’ Social-Emotional Needs During the Pandemic
Recorded on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
An important conversation with a panel of experts who address challenges related to the pandemic and explore opportunities to support our students.
Carol Van Vooren
Ed.D., California State University San Marcos
She is a past principal of Jefferson Elementary in Carlsbad and earned a record of increasing diverse student and parent participation, implementing the International Baccalaureate program, and raising student outcomes to receive the California Distinguished School Award.
Dr. Van Vooren served on the board of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation from 2010-2016. She continues to be an active participant in several CEF committees and events. Her passion is in guiding teachers and students to embrace diversity and inclusion for the strength of the community and success for all.
MD, AM Resident Physician in Family Medicine in Chula Vista
Currently, Dr. Estrada is in her second year of residency in family medicine in Chula Vista. Dr. Estrada’s research is in border health and she serves primarily the Latinx community in both the hospital and in local clinics. In looking back at her memories of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Allison loved the music program including performing in the CEF Telethon. Thank you for attending this panel in support of Carlsbad students.
PPS-SSW, San Diego County of Education
Personally, Jenée is the proud mother of five children ages 35-15; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is very involved in the community; and has served on many boards and volunteers her time to support the youth. Currently, she serves as the secretary for the California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) and the Region E Director for the National Association of Social Work (NASW).
Scott Schimmel is a constant student of helping people grow.
As President & Chief Guide of the YouSchool, he is responsible for leading the charge with schools, athletes, and veterans, ensuring that everything they do delivers on the mission and vision.
After being rescued from a career path headed into corporate finance, and spending over ten years at a non-profit leadership development organization in higher education, helping develop college students into world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges people face when transitioning into the ‘real’ world. This is why he’s invested his time guiding students, athletes, and veterans to discover and write their own stories.
Outside of the YouSchool, Scott is an avid reader, speaker, writer, and golf fiend. He serves on the board of UrbanLife in City Heights and is the co-host of Bob Goff’s Dream Big Podcast. His wife and three children keep him anchored.
Resources to Support Social-Emotional Needs
From the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
Download free lesson plans to help students learn, share and discuss the events of COVID-19 with an SEL lens.
Download free SEL learning curriculum to equip educators with tools to nurture skills like compassion, leadership, conflict resolution, self-awareness, and resilience.
Social-Emotional Learning Interventions
A scientific journal titled, School Psychologists’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-based, Social-Emotional Learning Interventions.
Equipping Families – Emotional Vocabulary
Verbal labeling of emotions can help you (and your kid) regain control from big reactions.
Provides CUSD parents with critical information to help their students succeed in school.
Reunite, Renew, Thrive: A Roadmap for School Reopening
An SEL roadmap for reopening school from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
SEL Learning Program from Sanford Harmony
For TK-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom, and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.
Promoting Social and Emotional Learning within School Social Work
From the School Social Work Association of America.
SEL Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak
STEM/STEAM education companies and other organizations have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways.
California MTSS and Social-Emotional Learning
Address academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning for a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).