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Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Below are podcasts, websites, videos, and articles for parents to utilize in giving daily social and emotional support to their children with their daily activities. Strengthening social/emotional well-being creates and maintains healthier environments for more long term effective learning. 

Resources for Parents

Visit the Prince George’s County Public Schools Mental Health Website

Speak with a professional school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker (at select schools) at your child’s school. 

Utilize the following free text lines and hotlines to speak with a crisis counselor:

2-1-1 Maryland is partnership of four agencies working together to provide simple access to health and human services information. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services. Our specially trained call specialists answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Safe Schools Maryland is Maryland’s only official anonymous reporting system. Safe Schools Maryland operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. 

Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Yale Child Study Center/National Child Traumatic Stress Center

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times.  UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team


Imagine Neighborhood

A podcast designed to help adults and children build their social and emotional learning skills

Grow Kinder  

A social emotional learning podcast featuring conversations with leaders in education, business, tech, and arts, dedicated to helping others grow in being kind to each other


Provides tip for parents of children 2 through 8 years on emotions and self-awareness, social skills, character


Helping Children Manage Emotions During Difficult Times  

Supporting Teachers and Parents of Students with Special Education Needs WIth SEL  

Managing Emotions through Self-Care and Building Resilience  

Kids Yoga with Bari Koral  


When a child's emotions spike, How can a parent find their best self?  

Creating a Family Charter  

Five Mindfulness Activities for Children  

Talking to Children About Race  

Tips for Talking to Children about Racism and Social Justice  

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Children About Racism  

Talking to Children about Race and Racism