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Resources Tagged With: resilience

Parenting a Child With Special Needs

This Voices of Compassion podcast episode features Dr. Joaquin Burciaga, a neuropsychologist at CHC and dad of a daughter with special needs. Hear about Joaquin’s parenting journey, what he and his wife have learned, how they make it work for their family and find joy in the process. Read more ›

Ask an Expert: Teaching Self-Compassion to Kids [video]

Research indicates that self-compassion is associated with greater emotional resilience, higher self-confidence, more caring behavior, and less reactive anger.

In this Ask An Expert session, Tony Cepeda, LMFT (Clinical Program Manager at CHC) and Adelyn Cohen, MS (Doctoral Psychology Intern at CHC) discuss strategies for teaching your kids how to build resilience through self-compassion. Read more ›

Stress & Resilience During COVID

COVID has altered almost every aspect of our lives, and the effects of this cumulative and prolonged stress response can affect our brain size, structure and functioning.

We sat down with Clinical Program Manager and Licensed Psychologist at CHC, Patty Crisostomo, PhD, to learn about the very individualized ways that stress can manifest itself in kids and adults, and effective vs. ineffective coping strategies. Read more ›

Seven Ways to Build a Child’s Resilience During the Pandemic (and Long After It Ends)

written by Phyllis Fagell, licensed clinical professional counselor

For many children across the United States, the pandemic is the first time they’ve had to deal with a disruption of this scale, and some are faring better than others. As a school counselor, I know that parents of struggling kids feel powerless and worry about long-term emotional fallout. Although caregivers can’t always alter children’s circumstances or shield them from discomfort, they can offer a more enduring gift: tools to manage adversity. Read more ›

Be Kind to Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion

As a parent in a pandemic, you feel like you have to be superhuman or you’re not doing enough. The reality is that if you can be kinder to yourself, you will also be happier, more resilient and compassionate with others. In this episode, Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist at CHC, shares three key steps toward self-compassion. Read more ›

Infinite Hope — Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2021

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

Dear Friends,

Many of us are delighted by the idea of a 3-day weekend. Whether it’s sleeping in, organizing the garage, reading a good book, going on a hike or trying out a new recipe, we’ve an endless list of ways to spend the extra day off, even in a pandemic. Especially in a pandemic. More than ever, we need the extra time for self-care and rest and reflection; our bodies and minds exhausted from the endless barrage of fear and bad news.

But I urge you to add one more thing to your mental list of ways to spend this precious day. We all know today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read more ›

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Whether it’s wall-to-wall coverage of a global pandemic, the latest natural disaster, a horrific mass shooting, a suicide broadcast on social media, or a violent political rally, it’s nearly impossible to keep the news at bay until you’re able to figure out what to say. The bottom line is that elementary school-aged kids and some middle schoolers have trouble fully understanding news events. Read more ›

Student Voices in the Time of COVID

The National Education Association and National PTA commissioned a series of online focus groups to survey American public school students in grades 7-12 about the unprecedented challenges they are facing. Read more ›

Listen and Connect: How Parents Can Support Teens’ Mental Health Right Now

There’s no handbook for how to raise teenagers during a pandemic. Adolescents are struggling for valid reasons and many parents are grappling with how to support their teens while also navigating their own pressing concerns.

Katie Hurley, an adolescent psychotherapist and author of the new book, “A Year Of Positive Thinking For Teens,” says that in her practice, she has seen the toll of these last several months. What do teens need most right now, from her perspective? Read more ›

How Parents Can Help Kids Who Are Scared and Anxious During the Pandemic

For the kids in our lives, the last nine months have been many things. Scary — because an invisible, unknown illness was suddenly spreading across the globe. Maybe even fun, when the possibility of school closing felt like a snow day. But for many, that novelty has given way to frustration and sadness — even depression and anxiety. Just like adults, kids are wondering: Will I get sick? Will someone I love die?

It’s a lot for kids and parents to handle. KQED talked to the experts and came away with five tips for how you can help your kids through this. Read more ›

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