The Regulation Resource

For educators supporting mental health and well-being in students, colleagues, parents/caregivers and themselves through trauma sensitive practices.
August 25, 2023| Issue 4
The CARER Framework for Well-being
Co-regulation
Authentic Connection
Resilience through Intentionality
Education & Empowerment
Responsibility & Repair
The CARER Framework is a way of structuring supportive strategies using the science of stress and well-being. This framework is mindful of the sequential nature of processing in the brain and uses this knowledge to support the development of Well-being for All

The emotional regulation of the adults and students is a parallel
process throughout this framework.

Each of the upcoming issues will feature one element of this framework along with free downloadable resources.

Co-regulation is characterized by warm and responsive interactions which help a child to understand, express and modulate thoughts, feelings and behavior.
It is the key to the development of self-regulation.


Self-regulation is the act of managing cognition and emotion to enable goal-directed actions such as organizing behavior, controlling impulses and solving problems constructively. It is the foundation of lifelong functioning. It can be taught with focused attention, support and practice.


Co-regulation always starts with a regulated adult.
Tools for Adult Regulation:
What are your sensory preferences? What do you seek to regulate? What do you avoid? How do you get your sensory needs met during the school day? Adult Sensory Checklist

We all experience big feelings from time to time. But each of us may want different things to help us to cope. Identify those needs here Adult Emotional Regulation Plan and consider sharing with a colleague.

Tools for Student Regulation:
Once we can recognize our own sensory preferences, it is easier to see them in students. Here are some examples of seeking and avoiding behaviors and ideas for how you can support these needs. Sensory Seeking and Avoiding

Create an environment of safety using this Environmental Scan

Visit our website for more free resources!
Upcoming Events
Community of Practice
(Free)

September 11, 2023 -November 13, 2023-January 8, 2024 - March 11, 2024 -
May 13, 2024

8:30-9:30 a.m. CST
Virtual
Stress and Trauma in Education: Come and join this drop-in community of practice group that will met virtually throughout the school year. We will discuss current effective strategies and practices to support mental health and well being in students, staff and parents/caregivers through a trauma sensitive lens. Have an opportunity to network with other educators who are doing this work. Please bring resources to share, discussion topics, questions and challenges to this informal virtual group.





Well-being For All Trainer Certification

January 16-19, 2024

8:30-3:30 p.m. CST 
Milwaukee, WI

Well-being for All is a curriculum that supports educators and students to improve their well-being using a trauma informed and inclusive perspective. Become a certified trainer and get the tools that you need to lead well-being work at your school! Register below or Contact us to bring this training to your area. 



Register now and receive a 10% off using code: WFA10
Well-being in Education

October 11, 12 & 13

8:30 -11:00 am CST
Virtual

Recording available after event for all registered participants

This series is for educators (Early childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary) who are looking to create a school environment that promotes healing and well-being for all.

Session #1: Focus is on educator well-being. We will share strategies to promote compassion and resilience so that our educators can promote co-regulation with students.

Session #2: We will discuss using a equitable and inclusive lens to promote well-being for all within our schools.

Session #3: We will share strategies that support students to regulate, heal and grow in their school setting.

Join us for this interactive and informative virtual training series.

Register now and receive a 20% discount using code: Regulation


Come and check us out on September 13, 2023 2:00 pm (CST). Sara Daniel will be a guest speaker for the SEL4WI Peer Sharing Group. It is virtual and free! Register Here


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