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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#27)

COVID 19 Links for Nov 27-Oct 04, 2020

This week’s top Links

The Pandemic’s Effect on Women

Most of the bandwidth the latter part of this week was taken up by articles about Donald Trump being diagnosed with COVID-19. Since the point of my communiques are positive links for children, teens and families. I have chosen not to focus on those headlines here.

The primary issue in the news this week relative to my posts is the growing discrepancy in how the pandemic affects women—especially working mothers and single-moms.

The following 5 articles are an example of that trend this week:

Enough already: Multiple demands causing women to abandon workforce

https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/enough-already-multiple-demands-causing-women-to-abandon-workforce/

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/918127776/this-is-too-much-working-moms-are-reaching-the-breaking-point-during-the-pandemi

Most countries failing women and girls with Covid response, UN finds

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/sep/29/most-countries-failing-women-and-girls-with-covid-response-un-finds

Arianna Huffington: 5 steps to make sure women aren’t left behind during the pandemic

https://www.fastcompany.com/90557111/arianna-huffington-5-steps-to-make-sure-women-arent-left-behind-during-the-pandemic?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

The Pandemic's Outsized Effect on Women's Mental Health

https://time.com/5892297/women-coronavirus-mental-health/ 

 

Helping Children During the Pandemic

Another link worth extra notice this week regards improving the emotional intelligence of children.

6 Little Ways to Help Kids Be More Emotionally Intelligent

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/little-ways-to-help-kids-be-more-emotionally-intelligent/

Do you have shy or introverted children at home or in your Group Home? They may need extra coaching dealing with Remote Learning. Here are some tips for helping them with their struggles so they don’t fall behind in learning.

How To Help Shy And Introverted Kids With Remote Learning

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/shy-introverted-kids-remote-learning_l_5f7601afc5b6374c558a8bce

 

Youth Voices Today

As always, please take time to listen to our podcasts by and for youth. Our producer, Mercedes Redman, from First Nations University, did an outstanding job coaching youth-in-care to share some of their struggles at this time.

https://www.facebook.com/youthvoicestoday 

 

COVID 19 Links

04.10.2020

Allergies, Colds, Flu And COVID-19: How To Best Prep For Fall's 'Sick Season'

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/04/917068567/allergies-colds-flu-and-covid-19-how-to-best-prep-for-falls-sick-season

03.10.2020

Enough already: Multiple demands causing women to abandon workforce

https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/enough-already-multiple-demands-causing-women-to-abandon-workforce/

Youth summit will focus on mental health, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and Adam Beach

https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/youth-summit-will-focus-mental-health-financial-literacy-entrepreneurship-and?fbclid=IwAR2qOJ9JFOP7mYmez3jdMhJ6COzlY6YbnSsR3E80ErhjJl9j4AaW3nSaWtM

Outdoor kids club helps Regina students combat isolation

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/students-isolation-outdoor-kids-club-sask-1.5745415

Together, Mother And Daughter Social Workers Face New Challenges In A Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/02/918676231/together-mother-and-daughter-social-workers-face-new-challenges-in-a-pandemic

'It's Not Just About The President': Tracing Trump's Contacts

https://www.npr.org/sections/latest-updates-trump-covid-19-results/2020/10/02/919464214/it-s-not-just-about-the-president-tracing-trump-s-contacts

02.10.2020

Resetting education: lessons from Sesame Street on helping a generation at risk. This week's Great Reset podcast

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/sesame-and-the-muppets-the-great-reset-podcast/

6 Little Ways to Help Kids Be More Emotionally Intelligent

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/little-ways-to-help-kids-be-more-emotionally-intelligent/

How To Help Shy And Introverted Kids With Remote Learning

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/shy-introverted-kids-remote-learning_l_5f7601afc5b6374c558a8bce

“Quarantine Fatigue" Is Real

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/quarantine-fatigue-is-real

Trump is 74, male and obese. All put him at greater risk of severe COVID-19

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-10-02/president-trump-coronavirus-infection-prognosis

01.10.2020

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help those distressed

https://www.galvnews.com/health/free/article_2f031977-be0a-5fec-8c43-5a267f194773.html

Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/30/918158081/juggling-financial-stress-and-caregiving-parents-are-very-not-ok-in-the-pandemic

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/918127776/this-is-too-much-working-moms-are-reaching-the-breaking-point-during-the-pandemi

The Cold, Hard Truth Is You Shouldn’t Be Socializing Indoors

https://elemental.medium.com/the-cold-hard-truth-is-you-shouldnt-be-socializing-indoors-eed17ca423b4?gi=sd

Mayoral candidate Michael Fougere renews call to wear masks on buses after positive case on transit

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-masks-transit-covid-19-1.5744878

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/world-canada-covid-19-oct-1-1.5745854?cmp=rss

30.09.2020

You’re not the only one feeling “meh” right now – this theory explains why

https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/psychology-maslow-hirarchy-of-needs/432574

New parents waiting months for financial benefits amid surge in CERB claims

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/parental-benefits-delayed-1.5734454

How To Make Halloween Fun For Kids Without Trick-Or-Treating

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/covid-halloween-ideas_ca_5f734c55c5b6e99dc332fa27

Why You Should 'Aim for Yes' With Your Kids

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/why-you-should-aim-for-yes-with-your-kids-1845214563

One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK

https://ideas.ted.com/one-way-to-calm-an-anxious-mind-notice-when-youre-doing-ok/

COVID-19: How to protect your mental health during second wave

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/covid19-how-to-protect-your-mental-health-during-second-wave

9 Therapist-Approved Tips for Anyone Feeling Emotionally Pummeled by 2020

https://www.self.com/story/how-to-deal-with-2020

COVID-19 Deaths Top 1 Million Worldwide. How These 5 Nations Are Driving The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/09/28/916984072/covid-19-deaths-top-1-million-how-these-5-countries-are-driving-the-pandemic

COVID-19: How to protect your mental health during second wave

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/covid19-how-to-protect-your-mental-health-during-second-wave

9 Therapist-Approved Tips for Anyone Feeling Emotionally Pummeled by 2020

https://www.self.com/story/how-to-deal-with-2020

29.09.2020

Most countries failing women and girls with Covid response, UN finds

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/sep/29/most-countries-failing-women-and-girls-with-covid-response-un-finds

Arianna Huffington: 5 steps to make sure women aren’t left behind during the pandemic

https://www.fastcompany.com/90557111/arianna-huffington-5-steps-to-make-sure-women-arent-left-behind-during-the-pandemic?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Prepare Now For Your Pandemic Winter. Your Future Self Will Thank You

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/21/915289747/prepare-now-for-your-pandemic-winter-your-future-self-will-thank-you

The next few months could get ugly. Here's how to stay safe as the pandemic rages on

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/29/health/how-to-stay-safe-covid-fall-autumn-wellness-trnd/

Read This Before You Even Consider Dining Indoors

https://elemental.medium.com/read-this-before-you-even-consider-dining-indoors-be8ef1d24d8c?gi=sd

Largest outbreak of COVID-19 in an Indigenous community in Canada offers important lessons

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/outbreak-covid-19-indigenous-community-lessons-1.5737126

Coronavirus face coverings under the nose equivalent to ‘not wearing a mask’: experts

https://globalnews.ca/news/7362921/coronavirus-experts-masks-properly-worn/

28.09.2020

Gottman; Manage your emotions first

https://www.gottman.com/blog/why-becoming-your-childs-emotion-coach-begins-by-managing-your-own-emotions-first/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blog 

The Grief Kids Are Feeling Right Now Is Valid

https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/grief-kids-feeling-right-now-valid

Sick and Tired of Caring? You Might Have Compassion Fatigue

https://www-fatherly-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.fatherly.com/love-money/what-is-compassion-fatigue-parents-caretakers-help/amp/

'Sesame Street' Is Helping Autistic Children Adjust To Masks, Zoom Playdates & More

https://www.romper.com/p/sesame-street-offers-resources-for-autistic-children-their-families-34432354

The Pandemic's Outsized Effect on Women's Mental Health

https://time.com/5892297/women-coronavirus-mental-health/ 

No Trick Or Treat: Americans Get Creative To Celebrate Halloween Safely

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/24/916166310/no-trick-or-treat-americans-get-creative-to-celebrate-halloween-safely

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