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March 2020

"Drive thru Preschool" (General)

During this time of social distancing and the legitimate scare of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to develop a sense of "normalcy" for our little ones (keiki). We can do this by keeping them on a schedule, making sure that we are listening to their concerns and meet their unmet needs. Due to COVID-19 preschools in Hawai'i have shut its doors to instruction, however this preschool has continued to operate by meeting the needs of the homeless and at-risk homeless families they serve.

The Community Resilience Initiative

The Community Resilience Initiative (the Washington state based group that was behind the movie, "Paper Tigers") is an excellent resource for wellness and resilience building by employing trauma informed training and trauma responsive skillsets. I love my CRI One-Year calendar that provides inspirational quotes, research statistics and self-care practices and reminders. CRIʻs Thought of the Day: "Resilience- Become aware of the four cousin emotions: anger/frustration, sadness/disappointment,...

The Trauma Therapist Project (Intermediate-Advanced)

Aloha, As I post websites, journals, research, etc. for blog entries, I will add in parenthesis (General, Intermediate, Advanced) to help the reader sift through blog entries. It is not my intention to "flood your email box" with countless articles that may not be of assistance to you in your work or personal journey. This podcast is an excellent tool for therapist and practitioners. I particularly found Dr. Bruce Perry's (author of "The boy who was raised as a dog") podcast on "Staying...

Identifying the unmet need.

These are new and difficult times for children (for all of us), by identifying the "unmet need" of a child we help with the trauma they might be experiencing during the COVID-19. This article can help restore "rough waters" to "calm waters." Mahalo to Cissy White from the ACES Connection for this great article from the Fatherhood Channel .

Children and Families Coping with Covid-19

Children and families may be facing more adversity due to the economic and home impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 situation is fluid and changing daily and I know it effects early childhood programs in a big way. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network put out a good guide on helping families cope with Coronavirus given so many changes to daily life; it is a great resource. Access it here: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019. ...

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