COVID-19 resulted in all schools going virtual in March 2020 and created unprecedented times for families, children, and schools. Adults and children have all experienced elevated levels of stress, fear, and anxiety. Resuming school physically in the fall of 2020 and attending to the safety and social and emotional needs of children will be a challenge. Every child has a story to tell about their experience being quarantined at home. Many children have anxiety about returning to schools and self-care strategies for everyone are especially important.
This session will focus on helping all adults understand and respond to the typical reactions that children have to traumatic events. All registrants will learn practical strategies to help restore a sense of safety and security for children. The keys to resiliency and how to help children and families develop a self-care plan to deal with their stress and anxiety will be shared.