Coping with the Coronavirus Mental Health Tips
Mental Health Tips for Families and Children
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many adults, and especially parents and caregivers, are struggling to manage their own stress and maintain a positive outlook for their family. They may be unsure what to say to children who are at varying levels of development. In many cases, children are now doing school work at home while their parents or caregivers are also working from home. It is critical for all adults to stay calm and model coping for children.
Watch the video below for Mental Health Tips for Children and Families to help in coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19), from Dr. Scott Poland, veteran school psychologist and current professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.
Important Tips to Help Your Family Cope
About the Presenter: Dr. Scott Poland
Dr. Scott Poland is gifted speaker with a wealth of knowledge about how to help children in difficult times. He spent 26 years as a school psychologist and has led multiple crisis teams after tragedies like the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, school shootings, and suicide clusters. He is currently a professor at Nova Southeastern University, and is also the author of multiple SafeSchools Training online courses for both school staff and students. Dr. Poland recently received the Helping Parkland Heal Award from the city of Parkland, Florida.
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