We know that unexpected changes and uncertainty can be a source of stress for kids. As schools are rearranging their schedules because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some are continuing their activities via online or distance learning. In light of this, Children’s National Hospital is proud to announce that we have partnered with EVERFI, the leading technology education company, to make available an online course on mental health and wellness.
The course, Mental Wellness Basics,* is appropriate for middle and high school students, particularly those in grades 8, 9 and 10. It is being offered free of charge to students in D.C., Maryland and Virginia through sponsorship from Children’s National.
The four-part course offers education on the basics of mental wellness, information on understanding mental health disorders, practical and healthy coping skills that can be used immediately and resources for getting help when it’s needed.
If your child is in grades 8, 9 or 10, the “Mental Wellness Basics” online course may be a helpful addition to their online coursework.
*This course is for educational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for clinical care.
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