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5 Things is a Mindfulness strategy that can connect students to their senses, centering the body and mind.

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Behavior & the Brain highlights parts of the brain and their respective function.

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This resource provides adults with observable signs of dysregulation and strategies to regain student focus.

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Coloring can help engage the brain without a lot of effort. When a student cannot focus,
coloring is a re-connection strategy.

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The Cup of Calm helps students engage different senses to promote self-regulation.

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These are strategies to help when attempting to de-escalate dangerous behaviors.

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Distract Your Mind Trace A Line is a strategy to actively refocus student attention from current stressors toward a busy activity requiring active motor skill coordination.

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Feather breathing is a relaxation technique that encourages deep, slow breathing to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

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Learning how to connect emotional events to what’s going on in the body gives students a personal resource to turn to when they are not sure what they're feeling. Feelings Bookmarks provide students with visual prompts to clearly identify the emotions they experience and example strategies for regulation.

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Figure 8 is a breathing strategy that can help students relax when they feel anxious or dysregulated.

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The Growing Your…provides tips on what to say or do to facilitate growth in these areas.

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The Growing Your…provides tips on what to say or do to facilitate growth in these areas.

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The Growing Your…provides tips on what to say or do to facilitate growth in these areas.

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The Growing Your…provides tips on what to say or do to facilitate growth in these areas.

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Hand Breathing allows students to visually follow how their body is engaged when using relaxing breathing strategies.

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Students may not be able to identify what they need to regulate when upset. This resource provides students with ideas of ways to regulate before becoming dysregulated. Staff then keep this resource available as a future reference for intervention.

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This regulation visual is a reminder that children often need help with regulation before they will ever be able to reason.

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This visual will give educators a quick set of intervention tips for supporting a struggling student.

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Maze breathing is a technique that helps manage stress and calm the mind.

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Mindfulness is being fully aware of the moment-by-moment thoughts/feelings/actions in oneself. Teaching students mindfulness, a relaxation technique, enables them to have a positive mindset.

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The Sensation poster is a visual for helping students grow their sensation vocabulary list.

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The Signs of Distress handout provides school staff with examples of physical signs that may indicate a student is in distress.

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Supporting Your Family is specifically written to help know what to do when a family has a child
experiencing trauma and grief.

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Thinks Sheets are reflective activities designed to help students focus on their body sensations that occurred during a time of dysregulation. The activity helps a student to identify sensations and feelings they may have experienced and helps to identify strategies for self-regulation when experiencing similar sensations in the future.

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This resource outlines strategies to support a child who has experienced trauma.

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The Window of Tolerance visual will remind educators how a student that has experienced trauma may have less tolerance than a student who has not experienced trauma.

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