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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#29)

COVID 19 Links from Oct. 11-18

Youth Voices Today

Please take time to visit our Youth Voices Today Facebook page. Interviews by our producer, Mercedes Redman, of First Nations University, with youth in care who are dealing with COVID-19.

https://www.acompellinglife.com/blog/blog_details/positive_links_for_children_teens_and_families_during_the_coronavirus_28.html

 

Top Links this Week

This is the new skills gap for young people in the age of COVID-19

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/youth-employment-skills-gap-covid-19/

There was a lot this week to remind us that curriculum isn’t everything in education and that functioning in society has a lot more to do with emotional intelligence than just IQ or degrees. This link focuses on critical skills our young people need to live meaningful lives as adults. Our protocol (A Compelling Life: ACL) for tweens and teens focuses on helping youth name and live by their values as well as connect to a healthy adult community in a meaningful way.

Here's What Teen Depression Looks like (Spoiler: It May Not Be What You Think)

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teenagers/teen-talk/heres-what-teen-depression-looks-like/

There are a number of signs that reveal a tween or teen is depressed. Since they often lack the skills to articulate these complex emotions, it is up to the adults around them to explore those feelings in depth.

'I don't feel like a person': Sask. long-term care resident says COVID restrictions affecting mental health

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/wascana-rehab-centre-lockdown-covid-19-saskatchewan-long-term-care-1.5762285

This article reminds us that there are some people suffering more than others during this pandemic. It is a good reminder to increase our empathy—and reduce our isolation—by reaching out to those in need around us.

The kids aren't alright: COVID-fueled stress eating, inequities, lack of fitness expected to boost obesity, experts say

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/14/childrens-obesity-study-covid-fuels-eating-disorders-family-stress/5921953002/

One of our most important lessons during this pandemic will be the unequal amount of stress it has put on certain segments of our society, long-term care residents, women and children. It is not just affecting our mental health but our physical health as well.

 

18.10.2020

My mask got wet during a rain or snow storm, what should I do?

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/my-mask-got-wet-during-a-rain-or-snow-storm-what-should-i-do-1.5149567

Restrictions on care home visits traumatize families, caregivers

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pandemic-covid-caregivers-trauma-anxiety-1.5765027

A coronavirus Halloween has some parents spooked. Here’s how to keep it safe

https://globalnews.ca/news/7401093/coronavirus-canada-halloween-safety/

17.10.2020

This is the new skills gap for young people in the age of COVID-19

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/youth-employment-skills-gap-covid-19/

Here's What Teen Depression Looks like (Spoiler: It May Not Be What You Think)

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teenagers/teen-talk/heres-what-teen-depression-looks-like/

Got A COVID Problem? These 7 Women Changemakers Have A Solution

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/16/923749205/pandemic-changemakers-how-7-women-are-lifting-up-their-communities

Help boys be comfortable with their emotions

https://mashable-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mashable.com/article/how-to-raise-strong-sons.amp

We Don’t Value Education. We Value The Credential.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/10/17/we-dont-value-education-we-value-the-credential/

If You Love Trick-or-Treaters But Don't Want Them at Your Door This Year, Try The "Candy Sticking" Idea!

https://www.popsugar.com/family/candy-sticking-yard-idea-instead-trick-or-treating-47891782?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=feed

16.10.2020

'I don't feel like a person': Sask. long-term care resident says COVID restrictions affecting mental health

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/wascana-rehab-centre-lockdown-covid-19-saskatchewan-long-term-care-1.5762285 

Frustration, resignation: What it's like returning to school during a pandemic

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ben-alexander-pov-return-toschool-regina-1.5735602

Time To Ditch Those Awful Zoom Calls, CEOs Say

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/14/923428794/from-the-folks-who-brought-you-boring-meetings-ceos-want-to-ditch-sterile-zoom-c

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/14/923672884/sleepless-nights-hair-loss-and-cracked-teeth-pandemic-stress-takes-its-toll

COVID-19 and face masks: Your questions answered

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/covid-19-face-masks-coronavirus-pandemic-coverings-questions/

How a university can embed Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum and why it matters

https://theconversation.com/how-a-university-can-embed-indigenous-knowledge-into-the-curriculum-and-why-it-matters-147456

15.10.2020

The key signs to tell if your child is suffering from coronavirus anxiety (and what to do)

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18796081.key-signs-tell-child-suffering-covid-19-anxiety/

How to make this winter not totally suck, according to psychologists

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/10/14/21508422/winter-dread-covid-19-pandemic-happiness-psychology?fbclid=IwAR3sdz2F4Hzv1MHZtSMo-mY7yzXBkAT633xI0BiXj34cb8nn79tEbx-ipOY 

How To Practice Self-Compassion In Trying Times

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccazucker/2020/10/15/how-to-practice-self-compassion-in-trying-times/

Opinion: The Covid-19 pandemic shows that a 'blended' learning approach may be best

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/your-voice/opinion/article/3105629/opinion-covid-19-pandemic-shows-blended-learning

COVID-19 is an opportunity to reset education. Here's 4 ways how

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/covid-19-education-reset/

Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/risk-covid-19-exposure-planes-virtually-nonexistent-masked/story?id=73616599

13.10.2020

Dr. Fauci: Spikes in Covid-19 infections can be prevented by doing these 5 simple things

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/13/dr-fauci-how-to-prevent-spikes-in-the-number-of-covid-19-infections.html

I'm Parenting an Anxious Child During the Pandemic and I'm Overwhelmed—Please Help

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/im-parenting-an-anxious-child-during-the-pandemic-and-i-1845357185

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/10/13/923331982/facebook-bans-ads-discouraging-vaccines-in-latest-misinformation-crackdown

How 3 Women From Wuhan Cope With COVID: Rap, Poetry And Mooncakes

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/14/923271352/how-3-women-from-wuhan-cope-with-covid-rap-poetry-and-moonpies

12.10.2020

The kids aren't alright: COVID-fueled stress eating, inequities, lack of fitness expected to boost obesity, experts say

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/14/childrens-obesity-study-covid-fuels-eating-disorders-family-stress/5921953002/

If you can’t smell these 2 things, there’s a strong chance you have COVID-19

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/if-you-cant-smell-these-2-things-theres-a-strong-chance-you-have-covid-19

11.10.2020

Portraits Of Resilience: How 19 Women Around The Globe Face The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/09/918815890/portraits-of-resilience-how-19-women-around-the-globe-face-the-pandemic

Authoritarianism in Training: Donald Trump and the Childhood Roots of Anger

https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/authoritarianism-in-training-donald-trump-roots-of-anger/

COVID-19 will probably become endemic – here's what that means

https://theconversation.com/covid-19-will-probably-become-endemic-heres-what-that-means-146435

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How to Travel Safely During This Pandemic 

https://flipboard.com/@frommersmag/planes-trains-automobiles-how-to-travel-safely-during-this-pandemic-9t0jpog77n0u5n77?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=shar

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