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Tagged With "stress"

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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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Re: Children and Families Coping with Covid-19

Daniel Goya ·
Mahalo Justina- What a great resource!
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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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Mindfulness Minute Series (1 of 6)

Daniel Goya ·
Stressed? Anxious? A little overwhelmed and you havenʻt even stepped out the front door? When are under chronic stress and our stress response system is constantly activated, what is a symptom of stress, becomes a trait or characteristic in which we (or how we may judge others) are viewed. We often respond with the, “worse part of ourselves” as oppose to a “pause and check” which allows us to respond to situations with more clarity from our “higher” brain functions. Over the next serious of...
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Mindfulness Minute Series (2 of 6) Caregiver and Infant time!

Daniel Goya ·
85% of our brains are formed in the first 1,000 days of life! Research supports that a child and their caregivers build intimate bonds, emotions are learned and shared at this critical developmental age. In our "Mindfulness Minute Series" we look at the infant/toddler years and building a strong base of support for our little keiki! This article from the good folks at Child Care Resources of Rockland provides a great tip in doing a "body scan" when interacting with your little keiki. Body...
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Mindfulness Minute Series (4 of 6)- The Elementary Years

Daniel Goya ·
Our Mindfulness Minute Series (4 of 6) emphasizes self-regulation and self-awareness for your elementary-aged keiki (child). As I mention in my trainings, the strategies we use to help our keiki, “return to center” are the same strategies we can and should use in our daily lives. Stressed students cannot learn, stressed children have difficulty at home and stressed educators can have difficulty teaching and stressed caregivers . . . well, you see my point. waterford.org “seeks to blend the...
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