From the more than 550,000 people who have died from COVID in the U.S. to a national reckoning with racism and ongoing racially motivated violence, this year has been characterized by loss and suffering. Experts say educators should be addressing this loss and these hardships in the classroom in a safe and thoughtful way. Read more ›
Anxiety & Depression
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 ›
CHC has been a hub for resources for youth mental health, learning differences, ADHD, anxiety, depression and autism. The year 2023 will mark 70 years since Peninsula-based pediatrician Dr. Esther B. Clark founded Children’s Health Council as “a place where kids come first,” with its clinical services, community clinic and the Sand Hill School and Esther B. Clark Schools. Numerous points of connection, including a podcast, blog, workshops, resource library and now, telehealth access, have expanded greatly over the last year to meet increased demand. Read more ›
The level of uncertainty inherent in the COVID-19 pandemic has been anxiety-provoking for most people. Now, attempting to resume required activities, while the pandemic is still ongoing, is another transition that the brain needs to adapt to, in a short span of time. So, it’s not surprising that this new transition would be anxiety-provoking.
Here are some key things you can do to effectively cope with re-entry anxiety during these unusual times. Read more ›
In the flurry of debate and societal pressure to reopen schools, some quieter voices are missing from the dialogue—the children who are terrified to go back.
Together we have all experienced a form of collective trauma as most of the world ground to a halt for a year in which we have witnessed the pandemic ravage our lives and economy. Many children have lived through a great deal of hardship and loss over the past year, disproportionately so youth from marginalized or resource-scarce backgrounds. Read more ›
Rarely has the prospect of going back to school generated so much glee in the hearts of young children. Now, as many California children in the early grades have started to venture back into the classroom after a long year of lockdowns and distance learning, teachers say they are seeing much rejoicing, as well as some anxiety, on campus. Read more ›