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Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Being stuck at home as a family can be stressful. Even though you love each other immensely, having to reconfigure your whole life, including working from home and helping facilitate schooling for your children is draining and messy. Our Behavioral Intervention Support Team has pulled together some principles we give to teachers all over the country to help with classroom management during high-stress situations.

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8 Helpful Coping Practices During COVID-19

8 Helpful Coping Practices During COVID-19

As we strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many suddenly find ourselves working from home without our normal routine and scrambling to get back some sense of normalcy. Our trauma-informed team pulled together some helpful tips for establishing a routine and developing coping strategies to stay physically and mentally healthy during this disorienting time.

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Stuck at Home? Resources to Keep Kids Busy

Stuck at Home? Resources to Keep Kids Busy

While we are all trying to do our part to practice social distancing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many parents and foster parents now find themselves at home with children who were previously in school or childcare. Here are some constructive enrichment activities you can do with your kids.

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How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events in the News

How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events in the News

It’s hard to know how to talk to kids about frightening or traumatic events in the news. Between the coverage of wars, pandemics, political uncertainty, neighborhood violence, where do we even start? Thankfully, the National Center for Traumatic Stress Network has outlines some best practices.

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Staff Spotlight — Melissa Diddle

Staff Spotlight — Melissa Diddle

Melissa Diddle is one of our lead intensive in-home service (IIS) specialists. She and her team work hard to help families who are struggling to acquire the skills they need to parent successfully. An avid kayaker, Melissa loves to spend as much time in the water as she can when she’s not working.

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