COVID-19, Health and Wellness, Trauma Informed, and Other Resources

We know this is a difficult time for everyone.  We hope you find the resources below helpful to you.  If you have a great resource to share, please let us know.  Also, remember that our Friday emails will contain great articles and resources, too!


The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has a page that is devoted to COVID-19 Resources.  Click here to access that information.

The Center for Disease Control has detailed information on schools and dealing with COVID-19.  Click here to find that information. 

The Kentucky Department of Education has developed a page devoted to updated information on COVID-19.  Click here to access that information.

Health and Wellness in the Wake of COVID-19

The University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children through a SAMHSA grant to the Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities has developed podcasts.  These resources are intended for families.  Please feel free to forward the link below to any family or consumer groups associated with your work as an educator, and to other groups that might find this helpful.

Season 2, Episode 22: Mental Focusing During Times of Stress

Season 2, Episode 25: Using Poetry to Cultivate Perspective

Season 2, Episode 29: Using Co-Regulation to Help Young Children Cope with COVID Stress

Resource for Children of Addicted Parents from the Boca Recovery Center

The Boca Recovery Cente has put together a very helpful quide to support chidren of addicted parents.  The guide includes important information like breaking the stigma, finding help outside of the home, talking with the parent, and more. Please take a look here:

Trauma-Informed Resources

Here is a website that contains great information on establishing a Trauma Informed Schools.  Click Trauma Informed Schools,

Click for a planning guide to develop an action plan around leading a Trauma Sensitive School. 

Click here for a thoughtful reflection on leading trauma sensitive schools. 

Great people/organizations to follow on Twitter on this topic:

Bryan Pearlman    @DrP_Principal

Trauma Aware Schools  @TraumaAware

National Child Traumatic Stress Network  @nctsn

Trauma Sensitive Teaching @TSTeaching

Trauma Informed Schools @schools_trauma

Grant Opportunities for Schools:

Click for GrantWatch opportunities.

Click for US Department of Education opportunities.

Blogs to follow:

21st Century Principal

A Principal’s Reflection

Connected Principals 

The Principal of Change

The Answer Sheet 

Education World 

Twitter Hashtags to Follow:





Who to Follow on Twitter:

KAESP  @kaespky

Frederick M. Hess, @rickhess99

Baruti K. Kafele, @PrincipalKafele

Jennifer Gonzalez, @cultofpedagogy

Larry Ferlazzo, @Larryferlazzo

Michael Petrilli, @MichaelPetrilli

Pedro Noguera   @PedroANoguera

Steven W. Anderson, @web20classroom

Simon Sinek, @simonsinek

Alexander Russo @alexanderrusso

Amy Fast, Ed.D., @FastCrayon

Danny Steele @SteeleThoughts

Salome Thomas-EL, Ed.D  @Principal_EL