Masking, sanitizing, handwashing, distancing, isolating, and 24-hour news coverage; the Corona Virus (COVID19) has been a challenge and continues to be imprinted on our psyches. It has changed how we conduct business, engage in services, shop, travel, socialize, and perhaps, our sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Our children are not sheltered from knowing of COVID19. The return to school will feel different this year as buildings open and resume synchronous learning that will include the aforementioned safety precautions and other new routines.
As a clinical social worker, who works in the schools, the students have been on my mind and the minds of my colleagues as we administer best practices for maintaining a safe campus. If you are the parent, guardian, relative, or other interested party, your role is important in supporting the resiliency of our students.
Applying the mask of resiliency includes:
If you or your child are experiencing ongoing anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulty, please seek help. Have a wonderful and productive school year!