Self-Care

We are all doing the best we can. Unfortunately, as we go through our daily routines we do not allocate time for ourselves. Taking time to take care of our own well-being is critical as we work to take care of others. These toolkits provide evidence-based resources and strategies to support your well-being.


Educator Toolbox

Prioritizing Teacher Self-Care – Edutopia

  • This resource from Edutopia provides guidance and resources for teachers as they prioritize self-care.

Realistic Self-Care: 12 Key Questions to Figure Out What Works for YOU

  • Realistic Self-Care is a practical resource that helps educators identify what self-care strategies will work best for them.

Eight Steps to Cope with the Current Reality-Acceptance

  • Coping with the current reality can be overwhelming. This resource provides educators with eight steps to help cope in stressful situations without making the situation worse.

Self-Care for Teachers of Traumatized Students

  • This resource from Relient Educator provides educators with resources to support a student who has experienced trauma, identify compassion fatigue, and strategies to improve educator well-being

Self-Care Apps/Resources

  • Need quick access to calming/coping strategies? This resource provides links to free apps and videos individuals can practice as they practice self-care

Self-Care Strategies for Educators

  • Self-Care Strategies for Educators is a really nice article about self-care strategies for educators

The Monday Refresh

  • The Monday Refresh has lots of resources for breathing, mindfulness, etc.  Here is a good one-page reminder of things people can do on Monday and all week long to reset

Portable Practices for Promoting Self-Care

  • Portable Practices is a great one-page site that has some general self-care ideas and a list of good websites. This is a resource for self-care ideas and management for parents and school educators.

Parent/Family Toolbox

Why Self-Care is Important to Parenting

  • With all the roles parents and caregivers need to fulfill finding time to engage in self-care is hard. It is also necessary for our well-being and the well-being of our families.
  • This resource from the Child Mind Institute acknowledges why self-care is essential and guidance on how to incorporate it into our daily lives.

Self-Care Apps/Resources

  • Need quick access to calming/coping strategies? This resource provides links to free apps and videos individuals can practice as they practice self-care

Self-Care for Kids: 8 Practical Ways to Promote Your Child’s Mental Health on a Daily Basis

  • Self-Care for Kids is an excellent resource for parents to help support children’s self-care.

The Monday Refresh 

  • The Monday Refresh has lots of resources for breathing, mindfulness, etc.  Here is a good one-page reminder of things people can do on Monday and all week long to reset

Portable Practices for Promoting Self-Care

  • Portable Practices is a great one-page site that has some general self-care ideas and lots of good websites/podcasts where additional self-care ideas can be found.

Dealing with Constant Change

  • Dealing with Constant Change is a resource for self-care ideas and management for parents and school educators.

Student Toolbox

Self-Care Apps/Resources

  • Need quick access to calming/coping strategies? This resource provides links to free apps and videos individuals can practice as they practice self-care.

11 Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults

  • 11 Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults is a good self-care resource for teenage students.

Please Pass the Love Teen Workshops

  • Please Pass the Love is offering free virtual self-care and mental health workshops for teens. 

The Monday Refresh 

  • The Monday Refresh has lots of resources for breathing, mindfulness, etc. Here is a good one-page reminder of things people can do on Monday and all week long to reset.

Portable Practices for Promoting Self-Care

  • Portable Practices is a great one-page site that has some general self-care ideas and lots of good websites/podcasts where additional self-care ideas can be found.