NCASE Resource Library
This toolkit from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families offers a list of resources to support children and families through grieving and healing in the wake of traumatic events. They were developed by national organizations including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the American Psychological Association, and the Child Mind Institute.
This website from the National Summer Learning Association includes a summer program locator so families can find both in-person and virtual programs near them. It also has a wealth of links to related resources such as summer meals, literacy and math activities, college and career exploration, and health and wellness.
This report includes 34 standards for social-emotional learning practices in school-age settings from the Weikart Center for Program Quality, the Forum for Youth Investment, and the Wallace Foundation. There are 6 domains of standards: (1) emotion management, (2) empathy, (3) teamwork, (4) responsibility, (5) initiative, and (6) problem solving, plus a section on curriculum features.
This issue brief by Temescal Associates and the How Kids Learn Foundation is designed to help AfterSchool staff understand and respond to the needs of youth who are grieving or experiencing loss due to the pandemic, the opioid crisis, or rising gun and racial violence. It reviews topics such as prevalence, effects on young people, grief-responsive teaching, and self-care for adults.
This issue brief by the Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care District 1199C Training and Fund explores how apprenticeships can integrate theory and practice while connecting to a college degree. It provides an in-depth look at the PA Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program.
This issue brief, by the Bipartisan Policy Center, outlines how registered apprenticeships can serve as an innovative model to strengthen the workforce by combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training and mentoring to create an earn-while-you-learn approach.
This guide, by the Oregon Department of Education, offers an inspiring vision for summer learning in the post-pandemic world, prioritizing those most in need. It includes a focus on mental health and well-being and providing learning opportunities that can ignite and renew engagement, foster learning, and nourish in-person connections.
This toolkit was designed as a learning resource to enhance opportunities to support mental and social-emotional health for children and adolescents in afterschool programs.
Staffing shortages preceded the pandemic, but have been exacerbated by them, leading to a drop in capacity to enroll and serve youth at a time that these supports are most needed.