Resources and information from CPS regarding SEL supports

Hello Decatur Families, 

I know the current COVID-19 pandemic is confusing, challenging, and anxiety-provoking. Given all of this, I wanted to provide some resources for you, including how to have conversations with kids about COVID-19, mental health supports, and other information regarding SEL resources. 

Talking about COVID-19 with your kids:

Many kids are worried about COVID-19. Talking to them in a developmentally appropriate way will likely reduce their anxiety and help them better understand the current situation. Here are some resources to help you with these conversations:

Mental Health Supports:

Many people are experiencing heightened anxiety due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some helpful resources for mental health:

Additional Resources:

See this document for resources to address worry and anxiety.  

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need additional resources.  Thank you!


John Murray
School Counselor
Decatur Classical School
7030 N. Sacramento
Chicago, IL 60645
P. 773-534-2200