Districts and School Administrators

The resources provided below will help you equip teachers in your district with the tools they need to promote their and their students’ emotional and physical well-being in both in-person and virtual settings. The list includes webinars, guides, articles, and ready-to-go handouts to share with staff and families.


 CDC Foundation

How Right Now is a communications campaign designed to promote and strengthen the emotional well-being and resilience of people disproportionately impacted by mental health challenges. Support for the campaign is provided by CDC and the CDC Foundation.

 CDC Resources

Information about youth connectedness - an important protective factor for health and well-being.
Download e-cigarette assets for social media, digital display, and print from the Media Campaign Resource Center at CDC.gov/MCRC. Search for “e-cigarettes” to browse the collection.
All students, regardless of ability, should get the recommended 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity. Schools can help all students meet this recommendation by providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities.
Parents for Healthy Schools

Parents for Healthy Schools
A set of resources to assist schools, school groups, and school wellness committees with encouraging parent involvement in school health. Parents for Healthy Schools uses evidence-based strategies for parent engagement.

Parents for Healthy Schools: A Guide for Getting Parents Involved from K-12
A guide that explains how parents can use Resources for Parents for Healthy Schools, which is designed to motivate and educate parents to help create healthy school environments.

Parents for Healthy Schools E-Learning Course
A course that provides resources to motivate and educate parents to be part of creating a healthy school environment.

Research brief on how school leaders can improve the overall school environment by strengthening the connection between school nutrition, the social and emotional climate, and social and emotional learning through policies and practices.
Get information, strategies, and resources on addressing the social and emotional climate in schools.

  General Health and Safety

Ready-made professional development resources to help school teams implement the WSCC model.
Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE to speak with a representative who will find food resources such as meal sites, food banks, and other social services available near your location.

  Mental Health and Stress Management

An article with accompanying lessons and activities around managing stress, regulating emotions, and responding positively to setbacks.
A handout that includes a self-care self-assessment with key strategies for fostering resilience and a self-care planning tool to assist educators in identifying areas of strength and growth related to self-care and developing self-care plans.
A 33-page professional development guide that includes take-home PD activities.
A guide in which CASEL shares a framework with actionable recommendations to help school leadership teams plan for the SEL needs of all students and adults during the upcoming transition into summer and the beginning of the new school year.
A few guided exercises to help build gratitude into your life.
A resource that describes how to recognize and address signs of traumatic stress in children of different ages.
A brief that introduces mindfulness as a strategy for facilitating social and emotional learning in school; explains the potential benefits for both students and educators; provides examples of mindfulness strategies; and lists resources for learning more about mindfulness.

  Distance Learning

A list of free and for-purchase online virtual learning platforms.
WestEd's FAQs around three areas of safety in digital learning environments: securing the digital classroom, how to ensure students display good digital citizenship, and privacy and permissions.

  Physical Activity

Move More Together
American Heart Association
A collection of virtual workouts and streaming events for the family.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A comprehensive text that discusses the proven benefits of physical activity and outlines the amounts and types of physical activity recommended for different ages and populations.