As parents, we can’t control the course of the pandemic. But we can help teens by modeling good coping skills, encouraging healthy habits, and working to understand and relate to what they are going through. Read more »
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While suicidal thoughts and self-harm have been well documented in teenagers, mental health experts say too little attention has been paid to young children, despite growing evidence that more elementary and middle school students are in crisis. Read more »
If you’re anxious, worried, or concerned about life after the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone.
These guidelines are provided as a resource for school district leaders, school administrators and community professionals who work with and support students and their families. They provide recommendations for thoughtful trauma-informed planning to prepare for re-entry back into the school setting during the pandemic. Read more »
For those with social or situational anxieties, sheltering-in-place may have brought comfort and control, and even the anticipation of re-entry can be debilitating. But these stressful times can also be a teaching moment, for us to validate our kids’ feelings and model healthy coping strategies.
When stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic were first issued, many people worried about being unable to leave their homes while also working, helping educate their school-aged children and dealing with the many additional stressors related to the spreading virus.
Now, as restrictions begin to lift, some of the very same people find themselves experiencing what experts are calling “reentry anxiety” — fear about reentering society and leaving their “quarantine crew” behind. Read more »
In an interview withe the Nob Hill Gazette, CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Ramsey Khasho, offers invaluable insight on what many children, young adults and families have been facing — and invites parents to take an active approach to their children’s menCHCtal health. Read more »