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Healthy Mind & Body

Academic success hinges on students’ overall well-being. This series of modules includes important information and tips related to mental health, nutrition and exercise, and social-emotional learning.

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Problem-Solving Skills

Monday August 24
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Problem-Solving Skills
This video gives advice on how to help students focus and get organized
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At-Home Daily Student Health Screenings

Friday August 28
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School Health
This video provides parents/guardians with guidance on how to conduct daily at-home health screenings on their child before sending them to school. It also provides parents/guardians with procedures to follow if their child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.
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Facts About the Spread of Communicable Diseases & COVID-19

Thursday August 27
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School Health
This video will provide parents/guardians as well as students with facts about communicable diseases and COVID-19 and how they spread.
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COVID-19 & Communicable Disease Prevention

Friday August 28
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School Health
This video will provide parents/guardians with tips and healthy practices to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and COVID-19.
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Signs & Symptoms of Communicable Diseases

Thursday August 27
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Family
School Health
This video will provide parents/guardians and students with the signs and symptoms of communicable diseases and COVID-19. In addition, it will provide parents/guardians with guidance on what to do when their child is sick.
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Everyday Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday August 28
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Family
School Health
This video provides parents/guardians and students with tips and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on navigating everyday activities during the pandemic. It provides guidance for visiting beaches and pools, visiting parks and recreational facilities, and for participating in social and personal activities.
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Social Emotional Support at Home

Friday August 28
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Social Emotional Learning
This interactive module connects families with our District's SEL resources and provides activities that families can do together at home to manage emotions.
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Mental Health Awareness for Parents/M-DCPS Mental Health Services

Wednesday August 26
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Parent
Mental Health
This session teaches parents about the prevelance of mental health challenges, common early warning signs, defines trauma and adverse childhood experiences (aces) and expalins how they can get support in M-DCPS for their child and/or family.
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An Overview for Students on Mental Health & M-DCPS Support Services

Tuesday August 25
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Student
Mental Health
This session teaches students to understand mental health challenges, how to identify common early warning signs in self or a friend and how to get assistance in M-DCPS.
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Mindfulness for Families

Tuesday August 25
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Family
Mindfulness
This video demonstrates mindfulness practices everyone can use to reduce stress.
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Keeping Our Children Safe

Thursday August 27
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Parent
Child Safety
This video gives tips to families on how to protect children from sexual predators.
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RESTORATIVE PRACTICES: Six Steps for Parents to Effectively Communicate with their Child

Tuesday August 25
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Family
Restorative Practices
This video provides students and their families with an overview of restorative practices, highlighting 6 steps they can use to effectively manage conflict.
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Social Emotional Strategies (Mawi Learning)

Tuesday August 25
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Parent
Social Emotional Learning
This video recorded during Synergy 2020 addresses how to promote healthy social emotional growth in children. Auto-translate captions/subtitles available.
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COVID 19’s Emotional Impact on Our Children

Tuesday August 25
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Parent
Mental Health
Covid 19 has had an emotional impact on many children. This video will assist parents by identifying warning signs and providing strategies for supporting their children.
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Values Matter Miami at Home

Friday August 28
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Family
Values Matter Miami
This interactive module, which introduces Values Matter Miami at Home, is intended for both parents and children. Families will learn about the District's values education program and how to reinforce the values in their homes.
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Creative Activities for Adolescents to Promote Hope and Healing During the Pandemic

Wednesday August 26
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Family
Mental Health
This resource includes tips and strategies to help adolescents promote hope and healing during COVID-19. Use the auto-translate feature to view this presentation in your preferred language.
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Stress Management For Adolescents & Their Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday August 26
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Family
Mental Health
This resource includes tips and strategies on stress management for adolescents and their parents during COVID-19. Use the auto-translate feature to view this presentation in your preferred language.
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Coping with COVID-19 – Mental Health Tips for Children and Families

Wednesday August 26
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Family
Mental Health
This pre-recorded webinar shares mental health coping strategies for children and families. and how parents can use self-care to manage their stress and model coping and hope for their children at this difficult time. Tips are provided to help parents balance three roles: parenting, home schooling and working remotely and how to develop and maintain a schedule for children and the importance of getting their input through conducting family meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use the auto-translate feature to see captions in your preferred language.
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Strategies to Help Children and Parents Improve Mood When Times are Tough

Thursday August 27
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Family
Mental Health
Restrictions placed on children and families by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it more difficult to engage in activities once enjoyed. These changes in routine can negatively impact moods, resulting in feeling sad, anxious, and unmotivated. Behavioral medical experts share how mood affects the brain and share strategies for mood-boosting activities. Use the auto-translation to view the presentation in Spanish.
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Celebrating Differences (Panorama)

Thursday August 27
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Social Emotional Learning
This video recorded during Synergy 2020 addresses boundaries and respecting differences. Auto-translate captions/subtitles available.
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Building Resilience (Panorama)

Friday August 28
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Parent
Social Emotional Learning
This video recorded during Synergy 2020 discusses how to promote resilence in children. Auto-translate captions/subtitles available.
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Mindful Eating for Family

Thursday August 27
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Family
Nutrition
This video describes mindfulness techniques to promote healthier eating habits.
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Challenging Behaviors at Home

Tuesday August 25
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Parent
Challenging Behaviors
This video helps parents cope with difficult behavior at home.
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Adjusting to the New Normal

Monday August 24
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Parent
The New Normal
This video from a professional parent gives advise on how to adapt to the new normal at home.
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Helping Your Child Cope

Friday August 28
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Family
Coping with Stress
This video suggests how parents can help children cope in times of crisis.
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