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Caregiver Resources

Build children's social and emotional learning with Raising Caring Kids, a free resource for parents and caregivers of 1st-5th graders. Raising Caring Kids, a project from the University of Wisconsin – Extension’s Institute of Human Development and Relationships and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides articles and short videos for parents to help their children explore social and emotional skills.

 Perspective

Asking children questions can help them solve problems.

Responsibility

Talking with children can prepare them to think and act in difficult situations. 

A Family Guide to Supporting Student Wellbeing

This guide from Breathe for Change includes family wellness practices to “reduce stress, enhance well-being and cope with . . . challenges.”

Family Tools from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. The resources include practical briefs and training modules.

Parent Toolkit

(From the website): This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.

Confident Parents Confident Kids

A site for parents actively supporting kids' social, emotional and ethical development

Our Children are Leaders

The site has free resources that may help families learn more about SEL and start conversations with their children to reflect on their sense of purpose and social and emotional strengths.

For questions about this information, contact Teri LeSage (608) 267-5078