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How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

Being aware of some of the changes you are likely to see in your students is an important step in helping them adjust comfortably to this new normal.
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Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

In the physical classroom, teachers can see the signs that a student may be struggling with a mental health condition. But how can we identify students who are struggling in our online classrooms?
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How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

​COVID-19 was dramatic in many ways, including the frequent, unexpected changes we couldn’t control. More than ever, families experienced a feeling of helplessness.
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What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What has COVID-19 been like for parents of school-age kids? We asked Kim Sayers, MA, LPC-S, Clinical Project Director at Communities in Schools - San Antonio (CIS-SA).
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Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

With a global pandemic preventing us from getting within 6 feet of anyone outside our household and the lethal consequences of unaddressed racism understandably taking center stage for many advocates, the LGBTQ+ community hasn’t been able to recharge our collective emotional batteries during Pride Month.
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Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Intense emotions lead to an urge to protect oneself and pull away. When a child is in “protection mode,” it becomes more difficult to be in “connection mode” and continue engaging with other people.
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COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

With COVID-19 and the self-quarantine imposed on families, our lives and habits are being turned upside down and it's an opportunity to rethink the place of screen time and social media activities in our kids’ lives.
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Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are finding yourself struggling to cope, you’re not alone. These are challenging times for teachers. The key to thriving rather than just surviving is to make self-care a priority. Here are a few tips for practicing self-care during this unprecedented time.
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How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

I’ve already had more than a few hard conversations about the novel coronavirus and how it is impacting my students’ lives. How can we reassure our students during this crisis? And what signs should we look for to make sure that they are safe?
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How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

You may be tempted to avoid talking to your kids about the coronavirus because they are “too young to understand.” However, there are ways you can talk with your children about almost any difficult subject, including COVID-19.
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Rethinking Your Child’s Schedule and New Home Routine

Rethinking Your Child’s Schedule and New Home Routine

Here are a few simple steps you and your family can take to rethink your child’s schedule, establish a new home routine and minimize impact on your productivity.
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Essential advice about family life during COVID-19 from psychologists

Essential advice about family life during COVID-19 from psychologists

Your inbox is likely filled with too much COVID-19 advice to absorb, so we narrowed things down to 10 key points from various expert resources, including an excellent webinar recorded by My OCD Care.
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How my neighbor's family is responding to COVID-19

How my neighbor's family is responding to COVID-19

Despite all the opportunities to be selfish, COVID-19 is uncovering a deep caring for those around us. Across the planet, everyone is working together to resolve this crisis and, next door to me, a family is keeping an eye out for their neighbors.
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How the COVID-19 Crisis May Impact Children With Severe Mental Health Conditions & What To Do

How the COVID-19 Crisis May Impact Children With Severe Mental Health Conditions & What To Do

If you’re parenting a child with a serious mental health condition, the sudden social distancing made necessary by the COVID-19 virus will likely bring a whole new level of stress to you and your child.
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Adjusting From Classroom to Online Teaching: Tips From a Teacher Experienced in Both

Adjusting From Classroom to Online Teaching: Tips From a Teacher Experienced in Both

With intentional planning and deliberate outreach, an online class can provide a robust learning environment for your students — and your class can also help them to cope with the inevitable stress of sudden change in all areas of their lives.
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