NYC DOE recognizes that many students have experienced loss, financial instability, or the disruption of social isolation. We know, after this prolonged closure, many of our students will require social-emotional support to help them re-engage and re-enter school.

Nurturing the social-emotional and mental well-being of students will be essential to resuming a life in school. We are committed to maintaining an emotionally and physically safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment to promote all students’ social and emotional well-being and development.

NYC DOE will provide the following resources to address mental health, behavioral, and emotional support for both students and staff:

  • General social-emotional learning/mental health resources are provided on the DOE website to all families, students, and staff.

  • Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologist are available to support students in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

  • Small group, virtual training for faculty and staff is available addressing various challenges and/or new health and safety procedures.