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Free classes from the University of Minnesota:
- Support Social and Emotional Well-Being while Social Distancing. Schools and programs are closed, routines disrupted, special events canceled and inequities are worsened. In this virtual workshop we will share activities and resources for supporting well-being in virtual or socially-distanced youth programming. Discover icebreakers with a social–emotional spin to help youth connect and reflect; quick and easy mindfulness exercises and guided meditations to help youth recognize and cope with their feelings; a guide to hosting virtual games to create belonging and build connections; and simple ideas for creating art to practice mindfulness, self-expression and stress relief. This free online workshop will take place September 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Register.
- Staff Social and Emotional Learning Skills and Cultural Values. Program staff need to know themselves and to hone their own SEL competencies before they are ready to help support SEL with young people. In this virtual workshop participants will build their understanding of SEL, find opportunities to support SEL in everyday interactions, dig into how their cultural values and preferences come into play, and practice their own SEL skills like empathy. Resources and activities draw from our freely available Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: A Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources. This free online workshop takes place on September 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Register.