The COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide crisis unlike anything we have ever experienced. It is hard to know what to do during these unpredictable times. Collectively we are experiencing trauma, our anxiety and stress levels are high. Constant exposure to news and media sources can even make this worse. This persistent consumption of information can be overwhelming and sometimes it is hard to figure out what is accurate and helpful.
Our children are feeling overwhelmed and anxious too. They are picking up on how their adults are feeling through mirror neurons and are using social referencing to determine how they should feel. Sharing knowledge about regulation, mental health, and resilience is important now more than ever. I wanted to create this page, away from social media outlets, to act as a library that holds resources on supporting young children and families during this crisis.
These are some of the resources that I have shared with teachers, families, and find to be helpful and informative. Topics covered include stress, resilience building, mindfulness, screen time, and supporting families at home. Some of the resources are coronavirus specific while others are for trauma in general. I hope you find this to be helpful!
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