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Tagged With "COVID"

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After the storm . . . Lets talk about it

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha- while I completely understand that we need to "keep our eye on the ball" in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, I do think it is important that we also think about how we move forward when the restrictions are lifted and we adjust to the "new normal." This article by Psychology Today provides great insights and strategies. Please post your thoughts/wonders about moving forward to the "new normal."
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Children and Families Coping with Covid-19

Justina Acevedo-Cross ·
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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"Drive thru Preschool" (General)

Daniel Goya ·
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.
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Identifying the unmet need.

Daniel Goya ·
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 .
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"Pehea kou piko? piko naʻau?"

Daniel Goya ·
Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell, the widely respected and cultural icon of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) stated that a traditional way for kanaka to greet each other was to say, "Pehea kou piko?" The piko that he is referring to is the belly button- the connection to our mothers through the umbilical cord- as well as our connection (even emotional connection) to the current world that we are living in. Dr. Blaisdell is quoted as saying, "The gut in the tradition of kanaka maoli is the seat of all...
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Kōkua for the ʻohana during COVID-19- Ask one of our community experts

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha, This is an incredibly stressful time and we know of the challenges our nā ʻohana is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACH- would like to provide experts in the community as a valued resource so that questions and concerns in topics such as parenting , child development, behavioral concerns, trauma or advice in coping COVID-19 can be safely addressed. No one will be judged, no question will be scrutinized, we are all here for one another. It is ACHʻs pleasure to have Shannon Flynn...
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Re: Children and Families Coping with Covid-19

Daniel Goya ·
Mahalo Justina- What a great resource!
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Re: Kōkua for the ʻohana during COVID-19- Ask one of our community experts

Jamie Goya ·
Aloha Shannon, I work with family child care providers who provider care to children ages 0-5. Here is a question from one of our providers: "I have a new student who is 4 years. He has moved from CA with only dad. He's been showing anger. He kicked me, hit me, screams at me when I try to redirect him. I have spoken to his dad. Dad is going to get him some counseling. I know the counseling is going to take some tine to get and to help. What can I do NOW? The smaller keiki are clinging to me...
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Re: Kōkua for the ʻohana during COVID-19- Ask one of our community experts

Shannon Flynn ·
Aloha Jamie, Mahalo for asking a good question. You are right that counseling is going to take some time. Iʻm glad to hear the father is going to get counseling for this keiki. It sounds like the keiki has experienced a lot of changes recently. Moving in and of itself can be challenging for anyone, especially young keiki. Iʻd suggest trying to provide as much structure, routine and consistency as possible and suggesting that the father and child care providers do the same. Predictability and...
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Re: Kōkua for the ʻohana during COVID-19- Ask one of our community experts

Jamie Goya ·
Mahalo for your advice!
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Re: "Pehea kou piko? piko naʻau?"

Carolyn Featherstone ·
Danny, I love the thoughts you have shared and look forward to seeing the interaction.
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Re: "Pehea kou piko? piko naʻau?"

Germaine K. Tauati ·
I love the phrase "Pehea kou piko?" It brings about a deeper connection with those we touch. I plan on using some of the open-ended questions that are in the article with our teachers. Looking forward to hearing their conversations. Thank you for sharing...
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Re: "Pehea kou piko? piko naʻau?"

Cheri Richards ·
Danny, mahalo for the article. The questions are more open-ended than just saying "How are you doing?" "How are you taking care of yourself?", "What are some things that you have realized that you really don't need." The questions posed in the article brings a more cohesiveness and a deeper conversation starter.
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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Daniel Goya ·
This book, written by Charlie Mackesy, is an amazing story of a boy who is exploring life and comes across three very different characters that provide guidance, reflection and leading questions that guides us on our life journey. During these tumultuous times this book provides comfort and material for self-exploration through journaling as well as questions that can be used in group-run exercises. The book is beautifully illustrated by the author and offers a significant amount of space in...
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HYSN presents: Trauma Informed Care Strategies for Approaching and Responding to Youth During COVID-19

Yvonne Yoro ·
HYSN presents: Trauma Informed Care Strategies for Approaching and Responding to Youth During COVID-19 Choose One - July 20, 22, 23 or 29 | 10 a.m. HST During the transition from home back to school/work, teachers, service providers and caregivers can develop a trauma-informed approach with youth. Various assumptions can be made on the individual experiences our youth have been having, but with an overall framework of creating an open, curious and safe environment, youth can be met with...
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Re: HYSN presents: Trauma Informed Care Strategies for Approaching and Responding to Youth During COVID-19

Daniel Goya ·
This is great! I know Tia she is awesome and has a lot of knowledge and experience in the field.
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Yale School of Medicine, "Parenting During COVID-19"

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha, This is a great article on parenting during COVID-19. It provides some great tips that can be found on many sites. However, I did want to focus in on one piece of advice- "Increase predictability in your child's environment by developing and maintaining reasonable routines." Two key principles in building wellness and resilience through trauma informed care are to develop "safety and connection" for the individual. There is more research that supports the 'Predicting Brain" model that...
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Re: A resource for teachers during unprecedented times

Daniel Goya ·
Iʻm so sorry, here is the direct link: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2...l-now-more-than-ever
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Re: A resource for teachers during unprecedented times

Daniel Goya ·
opps- the hyper link in the article seems to not work, try clicking on this link
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Re: A resource for teachers during unprecedented times

Barbie-Lei Burgess ·
@Daniel Goya Link still not working. Would love to share this article...Aloha!
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A resource for teachers during unprecedented times

Daniel Goya ·
Following Gov. Ige's furlough announcement for all state employees beginning in January 2021, I can't imagine how this must have impacted our public school educators Stress and anxiety have been experienced by all during COVID-19 and all educators (early education to higher learning) have not be spared. This is an excellent article that sheds some light on the anxiety that teachers are facing and some potential pragmatic strategies to help mitigate the effects of stress during these...
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Building coalitions to strengthen transitions to Kindergarten

Daniel Goya ·
This article highlights the alarming trend of children NOT registering for kindergarten (partially due to COVID-19 concerns). The data in the article points to children of color as the highest population to not register their child for kindergarten. I like the toolkit that is within the link. This is an issue that should be on our radar. Stay safe everyone! Mahalo, Danny
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Processing COVID-19, the rise with Omnicron, Secondary Traumatic Stress and "COVID-fatigue"

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year! This is a very simple, yet powerful activity that you can do with keiki (children), whole families, staff members, students and clients to help them processes the COVID stress associated with the Omnicron strain. This may also be helpful for those who are experiencing "COVID fatigue," secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Simply take a sheet of paper and fold, "hamburger style" and write "COVID" in the middle of the sheet. One one...
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Re: Processing COVID-19, the rise with Omnicron, Secondary Traumatic Stress and "COVID-fatigue"

Cheri Richards ·
Danny, Thank you, I was looking for an activity to do with my team focusing on resilience, positivity, and being optimistic. Cheri
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Re: Processing COVID-19, the rise with Omnicron, Secondary Traumatic Stress and "COVID-fatigue"

Daniel Goya ·
Awesome Cheri- Please let us know how it goes!
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Re: Processing COVID-19, the rise with Omnicron, Secondary Traumatic Stress and "COVID-fatigue"

Ronnee Stewart ·
Aloha Danny, Going to do this activity in Parenting Class, will let you know how it goes. Mahalo nui! Ronnee
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Kahewai Summit

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha, We are having our 2nd Annual "Kahewai 0-5 Wellness and Resilience Summit on Thursday April This conference is for the 0-5 providers (Family Childcare, Family Child Interactive Learning, Home Visiting and Center-based care). Our theme this year is, "Hā" or "breath." The pandemic has been challenging for all of us, this virtual conference will focus on three types of breath: - "Catching our breath." We have been through the "COVID" sprints and we simply need to breath to restore...
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