Coping with Changes: Social-Emotional Learning Through Play is an online course on how to provide playful and engaging social emotional learning (SEL) support to children. It was developed due to the disruption in children's lives due to COVID-19 but can be used in any settings where children experience high levels of stress. Course participants explore the practical and emotional challenges children face and explore the concept of 'learning through play' and stress management strategies that can help. The course also considers the potential long term effects of crises on a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. This is an interactive course and at every step of the course, learners can meet other learners, share their ideas and join in active discussions in the comments. This course is primarily designed for primary caregivers and teachers of young people. The course is also revelant for culture and social workers, artists, and humanitarian workers. Examples of topics in the course are:

  • Foundations of Learning through Play 
  • Importance of MHPSS / SEL in Crisis 
  • Adult Wellbeing  
  • Age sensitive SEL knowledge and activities
  • Coping with Changes and Transitions