During the 2020-2021 school year many members of our school community faced high levels of stress and personal and professional loss, as a result Covid-19. The Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic Support Services is providing a summer support initiative, which will look at the issues associated with the impact of Covid-19 throughout the Diocese, geared towards each member of our Diocesan school community.
The social-emotional learning team at Generation Ready has developed a series of interactive webinars, to support families in making the transition from the Covid-19 pandemic to the world’s new normal.
Two offerings will be provided over the summer. The first interactive webinar, Personal Wellness—Your Healthiest Self will identify and discuss the general challenges that many of us have had to face this year such as the potential for stress and burnout, and possibly a sense of loss or family difficulties this year.
This session will be confidential, anonymous and allow you time to talk about your experiences, or to simply listen.
This group will be aimed at assisting you to identify and be aware of your own personal vulnerabilities, and compassion fatigue (which you can develop from a combination of burnout and trauma).
As a result of the very stressful year we have just been through we will examine how we can rebuild our own emotional fitness:
The group will provide you with strategies to achieve more balance, by maintaining and enhancing the attention you pay to the different areas of your own life in a way that makes sense to you.
This single virtual session will be offered in English on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 9am—10:45am; and repeated in Spanish on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, from 3pm—4:45pm.
The second webinar, Supporting your Child Post Covid 19 will be a small welcoming environment that will be confidential, anonymous, and interactive, to allow for you to talk about your experiences, or to simply listen to different scenarios and strategies that could support you. During this virtual session we will focus on ways that you can support your child as a result of the trauma that they have encountered this year as a result of Covid 19.
We have all been forced to adapt this year to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our home and schools have had to change their practices which has caused a lot of disruption to our children’s daily routines and lives. As parents and caregivers, we are faced with helping to our children to adjust to the new normal.
This session will focus on the signs to look for in our children and strategies to keep our children feeling safe, and secure. This year has been a challenge for many of them to retain a sense of control and it is important for us to reassure them that they are okay, and that the situation will get better. Children look to us for guidance on how to react to stressful events. This session will provide you with strategies to talk to your child about their fears, and strategies to help them reduce their anxiety. It will discuss problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through adjusting daily schedules, and other activities, and connecting with friends and family members in new ways.
Your child’s mental well-being is important, and we will discuss warning signs as well as valuable free resources to support you and your child based on their needs.
This single virtual session will be offered in English on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 6pm—7:45pm; and repeated in Spanish on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 6pm—7:45pm.
To register for any of the above sessions, please use the link below:
Please register by Friday, July 9, 2021
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.