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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#30)

COVID 19 Links for Oct 18-25

This site includes dozens of links from the last week that feature helpful advice, activities and insights about the pandemic, specifically for children, teens and parents.

Youth Voices Today

Please take a moment to listen to our podcasts for youth by youth (primarily a resource for teens in the Foster Care System). Produced by Mercedes Redman of First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan.

https://www.facebook.com/youthvoicestoday

This week’s Top Links

Get A Flu Shot, Start Therapy: Get Ready For Winter During COVID-19 : Life Kit 

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

As the cold weather increases across the north, more people are seeking ways to prepare themselves for a long indoor winter. Here are tips from National Public Radio to help your family and you get through this cold stretch safely.

7 Things That Can Help You Get a Handle on Intense Emotions

https://www.verywellmind.com/7-things-to-do-if-you-feel-emotional-5081880

Children and teens learn to regulate intense emotions from adults who provide examples and offer safe relationships. Whatever you age, if you’re struggling to mitigate your responses to intense emotions, this article will assist you.

Good Conversations Take Time And Attention. Here's How To Have Better Ones

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/923962314/good-conversations-take-time-and-attention-heres-how-to-have-better-ones

Good conversations are a key to managing our relationships and social isolation during this pandemic. If anything is truly a “miracle drug” to handling the stresses of this time, it is knowing how to have a good conversation.

"We are hungry for face-to-face contact. Psychology has shown that virtual contact is just as good... or even better"

https://www.sciencefocus.com/comment/we-are-hungry-for-face-to-face-contact-psychology-has-shown-that-virtual-contact-is-just-as-good-or-even-better/

It’s not the medium of the message that makes it good or bad; it’s the depth and creativity. Learn how to have effective communication whether in person, by phone or virtually. 

These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/top-10-work-skills-of-tomorrow-how-long-it-takes-to-learn-them/

Rarely does one land a job due to pure academics, even rarer is a person who keeps a job due to their IQ alone. Look at the other skills our children will need to live a meaningful life post-pandemic.

Disordered Eating Is Rising Among Teens. Here’s How Parents Can Help.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/teens-pandemic-disordered-eating_ca_5f91efecc5b61c185f485152

Recognizing that a lot of eating disorders center around an attempt to gain control of one’s body during times that feel chaotic and realizing that these are very chaotic time. It’s important to recognize that the combination of chaotic times and eating disorders will “feed” off each other.

 

Links October 18-25

25.10.2020

Coronavirus FAQs: What's Up With Bubble Dining? Should You Hand Out Halloween Candy?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/23/927171065/coronavirus-faqs-whats-up-with-bubble-dining-should-you-hand-out-halloween-candy

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US

https://apple.news/AxnA0c118R9aFQT_s4JNohA

Get A Flu Shot, Start Therapy: Get Ready For Winter During COVID-19 : Life Kit 

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

Bootstrapping through the pandemic

https://apple.news/AoVxiBf04Qn2HJgu42MshXQ

Private Gatherings in SK

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures/mass-gatherings?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=gatheringsizes&fbclid=PAAaaz7jkcBol7HAG-7wqRDW2zVU9Z0ONDmSG-tK4hn2v137f_JL-P7p8uwlo

COVID 19 Links

24.10.2020

Why lockdowns alone won't save us from the pandemic

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavirus-lockdowns-canada-1.5774188

Coronavirus Update: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a COVID-19 vaccine is unlikely to be available this year

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-coronavirus-update-prime-minister-justin-trudeau-says-a-covid-1/?cmpid=rss

Meet the young Canadians helping online chess become a pandemic pastime

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/online-chess-covid-popularityesports-1.5773163

The facts on COVID-19 and the road ahead: Curated by Helen Branswell https://flipboard.com/@truthseeker2020/the-facts-on-covid-19-and-the-road-ahead-curated-by-helen-branswell-hg45s3v99mulhm08?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Indigenous women entrepreneurs provide advice and speak about success at Cando conference

https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/indigenous-women-entrepreneurs-provide-advice-and-speak-about-success-cando

Why Face Shields And Plexiglass Barriers Don’t Block Coronavirus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jvchamary/2020/10/23/covid19-coronavirus-aerosols/

How To Tell If Your Kid Is Actually Getting Anything Out Of Remote School

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kids-remote-school_l_5f930969c5b6771969e012ec

Is it safe to eat at indoor restaurants during COVID-19? What you need to know

https://www.cnet.com/health/is-it-safe-to-eat-at-indoor-restaurants-during-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know/

7 Things That Can Help You Get a Handle on Intense Emotions

https://www.verywellmind.com/7-things-to-do-if-you-feel-emotional-5081880

How To Tell If It's Coronavirus, the Flu, a Cold, or Allergies https://flipboard.com/@thelist/how-to-tell-if-it-s-coronavirus-the-flu-a-cold-or-allergies-j8gf2ilgkh8rr1lg?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

How tech can help you thrive amid the pandemic winter blues

https://mashable.com/article/pandemic-winter-mental-health-how-to-protect-yourself/

23.10.2020

Disordered Eating Is Rising Among Teens. Here’s How Parents Can Help.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/teens-pandemic-disordered-eating_ca_5f91efecc5b61c185f485152

EU shutting the door to Canadians is a wake-up call to ramp up our COVID-19 efforts

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-covid-19-cases-surge-eu-travel-u-s-trump-1.5761649

22.10.2020

These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/top-10-work-skills-of-tomorrow-how-long-it-takes-to-learn-them/

Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/925794511/were-the-risks-of-reopening-schools-exaggerated

Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/10/20/925895675/therapist-who-provides-free-service-to-health-care-workers-on-the-pandemics-toll

COVID-19: Adolescents experienced higher anxiety during pandemic, study reveals

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/105455/covid19_adolescents_experienced_higher_anxiety_during_pandemic_study_reveals

CDC expands definition of who is a “close contact” of an individual with COVID-19

https://apple.news/Ato4BA_MPQJyOScCfoQYs9w

Can Mouthwash Protect You Against Covid-19 Coronavirus? What This Study Really Said

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/10/22/can-mouthwash-protect-you-against-covid-19-coronavirus-what-this-study-really-said/

The Anti-Mask Revolution Was Organized on Facebook

https://www.vice.com/en/article/88a4wg/the-anti-mask-revolution-was-organized-on-facebook

Do Masks On Plane Flights Really Cut Your Risk Of Catching COVID-19?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/10/20/925892185/do-masks-really-cut-your-risk-of-catching-covid-19-on-long-plane-flights

21.10.2020

"We are hungry for face-to-face contact. Psychology has shown that virtual contact is just as good... or even better"

https://www.sciencefocus.com/comment/we-are-hungry-for-face-to-face-contact-psychology-has-shown-that-virtual-contact-is-just-as-good-or-even-better/

If you're pinning your hopes on a Covid vaccine, here's a dose of realism

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/21/covid-vaccine-immunisation-protection

3 ways to prepare young people for the post-COVID jobs market

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/3-ways-to-prepare-young-people-for-the-post-covid-jobs-market/

8 Tricks Sleep Experts Use When 2020 Anxiety Keeps Them Awake

https://apple.news/Al_rFQp6fRZ6ExPOVGZDBww

10 new COVID-19 myths: Expert opinion

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-experts-address-10-recent-myths

Touching these 7 things could give you COVID-19

https://bgr.com/2020/10/20/coronavirus-transmission-touching-surfaces-risk-of-covid-19/?bgr-partner=flipboard

The Viral "And The People Stayed Home" Poem About Quarantine Is Now A Children's Book

https://www.romper.com/p/the-people-stayed-home-childrens-book-is-the-comforting-pandemic-poem-everyone-needs-38761207

Fall Activity Guidelines | Guidelines for the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan | Government of Saskatchewan

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/fall-activity-guidelines?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=holidayplanning&utm_content=halloween&fbclid=PAAab7rTy3ST8nK4a4xuePayE4OVORjKP8tHytCYapRu6mSeQB9Y5mHCrbSEg

20.10.2020

Good Conversations Take Time And Attention. Here's How To Have Better Ones

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/923962314/good-conversations-take-time-and-attention-heres-how-to-have-better-ones

3 Women Health-Care Heroes: From Iceland's Top Doc To A Village Protector In India

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/19/925317879/3-women-health-care-heroes-from-icelands-top-doc-to-a-village-protector-in-india

What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-us-news-9a7da4a9e84906b856c15101dd200c80

Sask. could decrease suicide by teaching comprehensive sex-ed in schools

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/opinion-sex-ed-could-decrease-suicide-1.5768094

19.10.2020

CBeebies presenter teaches kids about being mixed race: ‘Sometimes people have been unkind’

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/19/cbeebies-presenter-teaches-kids-about-being-mixed-race-sometimes-people-have-been-unkind-13443562/

How to look after your mental health during lockdown

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/mental-health-lockdown-tips

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