New online resource helps lower anxiety, promotes wellness
By Jonathan Logan and David Weber
Clovis Unified Lead Psychologists
In challenging times, there are things we can do to increase our sense of stability and wellness, as well as reduce our stress and anxiety. We realize our current situation is both changing and fluid. With students at home full time, there may be moments of stress, anxiety and even frustration. It’s important to pause and take a deep breath. This is unfamiliar, but we can do this. As unsettling world news unfolds, we encourage you to counter that information with those things in your life that you can count on, whether that is knowing you have shelter, food or a family that cares.
You also have a Clovis Unified family that cares. There are supports that we can provide that may help. In response to our state’s “stay at home” order and our district’s new distance learning programming, we have put together a new online resource on cusd.com called “Together, we’ve got this!”
In this resource, we will be offering short three-minute videos on different topics such as how to help ease the concerns of your child, creating a positive environment and the benefits of healthy conversations. We will be virtually bringing in people from around the district – school psychologists, teachers, nurses and others – to share insights and ideas.
The segments are meant to encourage wellness and build capacity with students such as problem solving and coping skills. We also want to empower our parents and ease their concerns. Keep in mind, what determines the extent of a crisis is often our response to it. Some of our upcoming topics will include:
- Building capacity, resiliency and useful tools with our students
- Conversations we can have as families to feel empowered and safe
- Practical examples of how to help guide kids with their schoolwork
- Activities to do at home that help with stress and frustration
- Ways to interact with others and stay connected
We invite you to ask a question or suggest a topic. Ideas can be submitted through this page in the form area or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.