Mini Training Series

  • Below you will find a variety of one page mini trainings that center around content related to social emotional learning and other similar topics. If you have any questions regarding these trainings or have ideas for future topics please connect with Cheryl DeLorey directly at cdelorey@plymouth.k12.ma.us.

Massachusetts Partnerships of Youth

  • The Plymouth Public Schools are now members of the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth!
     
    Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to our constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to foster mental and behavioral health, social and emotional learning, trauma-sensitive classrooms, and building a school culture that supports anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
     

SEL in the Classroom

  • SEL During Winter Break - Keep the season merry and bright with social and emotional learning (SEL)! Educators and students alike welcome winter break and the recess from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But some still need support over winter break — especially those who do not feel comfort and joy during cold months and the holiday season. SEL can help support students and educators during winter break. This Winter SEL Guide includes some great social and emotional tips, strategies, and activities to support you and your students during the winter break.

    EVERFI - EVERFI offers free digital SEL resources designed to equip students with skills like empathy, leadership, conflict resolution, self-awareness, and resilience.

At Home Wellness Activities

  • Cognitive Diary CBT Self Help Mobile App - this app is a stress, anxiety, emotion, and negative thinking management tool, which helps you learn how to recognize thought patterns that interfere with your ability to attain your life goals. A diary format is used for daily “homework” on changing non-productive thinking that can lead to stress, anger, interpersonal problems, jealousy, low self-esteem, low motivation, decreased satisfaction in life, and other side effects of negative, reactive thinking. Available at the Google Store.

    Breathe to Relax App - Breathe2Relax is an app for all mobile devices that teaches a skill called “diaphragmatic breathing” to help users feel more relaxed. Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as “belly breathing,” is a common relaxation skill utilized in a variety of treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, for anxiety and PTSD. Breathe2Relax helps users acquire this skill via guided practice sessions. Available at the Google Store for Android and App Store for iPhone.

    Headspace App - Headspace is an app that teaches you how to meditate. On your mobile and tablet, you can listen to Headspace on the go and download sessions to use offline. On your computer, you can play any session, any time. 

    Calm App - The #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 50 million downloads and over 700,000 5-star reviews. 

    ChillChief: Mindfulness Activities for Adults - 9 mindfulness activities for adults to help support your capacity to be present 

    Phil Boissiere: 30 Seconds To Mindfulness TedTalk 

    Yale: Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress - An online course, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress, is available to educators and school staff across the globe for FREE on Coursera. 

    Calmer Choice - Calmer Choice partners with schools and community organizations across Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts to deliver an evidence-based prevention program that equips children with a suite of skills to increase inner resilience, reduce the impact of stress, manage emotional responses, learn self-control and increase their sense of well-being.

    CalmerChoice YouTube - The Youtube channel created by Calmer Choice. Calmer Choice is a universal prevention program committed to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. Our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.

Physical Well Being

  • Doctor on Demand - US-based, board-certified physicians, and licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and medical experts are available on your schedule 

    Breathe For Change - Breathe For Change is on a mission to Change the World, One Teacher at a Time. We run mind-body and social-emotional wellness trainings that unite, train, and support educators in enhancing individual and collective well-being 

    Open Doors Yoga - Open Doors provides both virtual and in person yoga classes. 

    Yoga For Teachers - Yoga with Adriene on Youtube. Her channel also includes Yoga For The Classroom, Back to School Yoga, and Yoga at your desk.

    Hot Yoga 1620 - providing in person hot yoga classes. 

Substance Use Support

  • Managing Anxiety and Behavioral Health Resources - Formed in September 2013, the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region works with over 300 public and private partners to ensure that our rural region works collectively to help reduce opioid and heroin addiction, prevent overdose deaths, and improve the quality of life in our community.

    First Steps Together - First Steps Together is offering a brief drop in support group for those in recovery looking for a little pick me up over the holidays. Group will be 30-45 minutes, and is meant to be a light hearted place for self care and humor. Group is drop in style, no need to attend all and no need to register in advance. 

    Connection - Mandy’s line. This new service is for people to call when they’re struggling with a substance use disorder, and just need someone to talk to that has been there, and understands. All operators have lived experience with SUD, and can relate to what you’re going through. 1-800-943-0540 

    Never Use Alone - Never Use Alone provides a life saving point of contact for people who use drugs. We're there to help you in the event of an overdose. 

    Plymouth County Outreach - PCO a multi-faceted collaboration of the 27 municipal police departments in Plymouth County, as well as Bridgewater State University Police Department, working together alongside Recovery Coaches with lived experience to make treatment more accessible to those living with Substance Use Disorder.For more information visit their website or contact via phone at: (508) 830-4218 x261

Mental Health

  • COVID-19 - Wellness and Coping Skills - Our mental health is in constant flux and ebbs and flows on a daily basis. Many things can impact this including our physical health. The connection between our physical body and our mental health is important and may be something worth exploring when thinking about staying mentally healthy. Learn more about whole health and what you can do to improve your overall wellness including preparing for your wellness during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Old Colony YMCA Mental Health - If you are seeking behavioral health treatment, (individual and or group therapy for mental health and/or addiction TX) at the Y’s mental health clinic (telehealth is available),they can provide a free memberships to use any of our 7 branch wellness centers (gyms). The centers are open by apt and they have “motion vibe” through an app to access classes remote as well. Referrals can be made online.

    The Tapping Solution - Tapping, also known as EFT, (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues. It is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

    Call2Talk - Call2Talk is a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program run by Mass211. It operates 24/7 and provides confidential, compassionate listening to assist people – including those who may be despondent or considering suicide – during stressful times. Call2Talk is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center and partners with Crisis Text Line to respond to people by text.

    Psychology Today: Therapists - Find detailed listings for mental health professionals.

    Therapist Aid - Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. Our resources are created with clients in mind, which means avoiding jargon, and creating tools that are not only useful in theory, but in practice.

    INTERFACE - The William James INTERFACE Referral Service aims to help break down the “silos” that exist between various agencies, mental health providers, and systems that can often hinder access to mental health and wellness services for individuals. Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM, callers from subscribing communities will work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services.

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

    Talkspace App - One of the leading teletherapy services, TalkSpace matches you with a licensed therapist whom you have access to day or night. That means if you’re dealing with anxiety that ebbs and flows, you can text or video message your support system whenever it hits. You’ll either get direct advice or set up a time to revisit the experience later. Find it on the Google Store for Android or Apple Store for iPhone.

    Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

    Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19 - CDC guidelines and support.