The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s mental health. The Child Mind Institute has partnered with the state of California to create The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project, a free video series available in both English and Spanish aimed at parents, educators, and students to help promote children’s emotional health and to teach essential coping skills.

The video series focuses on five topics:

  1. Understanding Feelings
  2. Relaxation Skills
  3. Understanding Thoughts
  4. Managing Intense Emotions
  5. Mindfulness

There are different videos for elementary, middle school, and high school students, and each video comes with a brief skill sheet that summarizes key ideas and includes an activity that can be practiced at school or at home.

The videos were created from the ground up in both English and Spanish with separate casts and directors for each language working collaboratively to provide cultural relevance. Award-winning directors worked with real teachers, parents, and students to capture the experiences of children today. Check out the videos with your child.