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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#31)

COVID 19 Links 26.10-03.11.2020

Youth Voices Today

Our link to Youth Voices Today features Saskatchewan youth-in-care and their perspective on living through this pandemic. Hosted by FNUV student, Mercedes Redman, please enjoy the Facebook Link and share it with those who might benefit from their insights.

https://www.facebook.com/youthvoicestoday

Top Links the Last 9 Days 25.10-03.11

Homeless Shelter Staff Are Saving New York's School System

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/homeless-students-new-york-schools-covid

When we think of front-line workers during the pandemic, it is often easy to overlook the efforts of Shelter Workers. This link helps remind us of their incredible efforts during this time—with kids that often get lost in the cracks.

How To Have Conversations That Change The World: With Family & Friends

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianatsai/2020/10/30/how-to-have-conversations-that-change-the-world-with-family--friends/

This article is an excellent resource for significant conversations and it primarily focuses on family relationships during this tense time.

Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929578004/anxious-about-the-election-your-kids-can-tell-heres-how-to-talk-about-it

Speaking of tense conversation, how do we lay a foundation for civility with out children at a time when the news is full of strife and division?

Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/928253674/stuck-at-home-moms-the-pandemics-devastating-toll-on-women

Women have taken the brunt of COVID-19 and moms especially. This article examines why—and what we can do.

I'm a Mom and a Life Coach: Here Are 5 Mantras Every Parent Needs Right Now

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/im-a-mom-and-a-life-coach-here-are-mantras-every-parent-needs-right-now/

In line with the last link, this mom/life coach has some great mantras all of us could use at this time. They are short, but powerful.

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-stop-arguing-online

There are many pointless arguments at this time; one’s that will never serve to change another’s position. Perhaps we should listen to learn, instead of change people’s opinions?

10 Habits That Will Help Stop Doomscrolling And Boost Mental Health

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/habits-stop-doomscrolling-improve-mental-health_l_5fa012aec5b60e7e37d0711a

This article gets behind the compulsion of doom scrolling to the “why” of the addictive behavior. It also prevents a number of healthy alternatives to seeing all the “threats” in the world.

 

COVID 19 Links

03.11.2020

Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929578004/anxious-about-the-election-your-kids-can-tell-heres-how-to-talk-about-it

Practical mental health tips to help you cope with the second lockdown

https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/03/practical-mental-health-tips-to-help-you-cope-with-the-second-lockdown-13525428/

10 Habits That Will Help Stop Doomscrolling And Boost Mental Health

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/habits-stop-doomscrolling-improve-mental-health_l_5fa012aec5b60e7e37d0711a

02.11.2020

Second lockdown will take heavy toll on mental health, charities warn

https://www.newschain.uk/news/second-lockdown-will-take-heavy-toll-mental-health-charities-warn-44647

Six evidenced-based ways to look after your mental health during a second lockdown

https://theconversation.com/six-evidenced-based-ways-to-look-after-your-mental-health-during-a-second-lockdown-149256

  • You need to believe that your life has purpose and meaning
  • You should feel that you have autonomy
  • You should be experiencing personal growth
  • You should feel that you are managing your life well
  • You should have positive relationships
  • You should know yourself well

Why local health officials are no longer recommending social bubbles | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/region-of-waterloo-public-health-covid-social-bubbles-1.5784031

"What we saw is people didn't really understand that and they went from one group of 10 people to another group of 10 people, to another group of 10 people, which ended up being, if you had a [positive] case, you had 60 contacts to follow up with and six different groups of 10 people," said Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang.

'Quite Alarming': COVID-19 Cases Are Surging In First Nations Communities

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/first-nations-covid-second-wave_ca_5f9d8d97c5b658b27c3ae33c

How close can you get with masks on? Your mask questions answered

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ask-covid-mask-questions-1.5782108

COVID 19 Links

31.10.2020

Elmo Sings! Watch Him Perform 'It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song)'

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/30/929290690/elmo-sings-watch-him-perform-it-feels-good-when-you-sing-a-song

'We just need to normalize mask use': Dr. Saqib Shahab on Saskatchewan's COVID-19 response

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-saskatchewan-response-shahab-maciag-1.5783700

What's the germiest surface in a supermarket? You might be surprised

https://www.cbc.ca/news/marketplace/marketplace-supermarket-germs-1.5778492

30.10.2020

Homeless Shelter Staff Are Saving New York's School System

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/homeless-students-new-york-schools-covid

How To Have Conversations That Change The World: With Family & Friends

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianatsai/2020/10/30/how-to-have-conversations-that-change-the-world-with-family--friends/

Trauma-Informed Management – Four Essential Skills For A Longer Term Crisis

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drnancydoyle/2020/10/30/trauma-informed-management--four-essential-skills-for-a-longer-term-crisis/

'Tis The Season: Coping With SAD, Or Seasonal Affective Disorder

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/23/927135639/tis-the-season-coping-with-sad-or-seasonal-affective-disorder

How to help kids cope with the pandemic as we head into winter 

https://flipboard.com/@nationalgeographic/how-to-help-kids-cope-with-the-pandemic-as-we-head-into-winter-6m969ilmkfalhbbq?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Just 3 Minutes of Exercise Could Boost Your Focus Up to 2 Hours, Study Finds

https://www.verywellfit.com/exercise-may-improve-focus-up-to-2-hours-5084136

COVID-19 in Sask.: Confirmed cases in the province's schools

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-sask-cases-in-schools-1.5780566

How Do People Catch Covid-19? Here’s What Experts Say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/how-do-people-catch-covid-19-heres-what-experts-say/2020/10/29/168aec0c-1a55-11eb-8bda-814ca56e138b_story.html

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? The full list, according to the CDC

https://www.cnet.com/health/the-full-list-of-covid-19-symptoms-according-to-the-cdc/

29.10.2020

Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/928253674/stuck-at-home-moms-the-pandemics-devastating-toll-on-women

I'm a Mom and a Life Coach: Here Are 5 Mantras Every Parent Needs Right Now

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/im-a-mom-and-a-life-coach-here-are-mantras-every-parent-needs-right-now/

“I never understood the appeal of ‘just going for a walk’ until this happened”

https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/wellbeing/walking-mindful-hiking-fitness-mental-health/441404

It’s Going to Be a Long, Dark Covid Winter. Scandinavian Wisdom Can Help You Get Through It

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/winter-mental-health-scandinavia.html

How Safe Is Eating at a Restaurant Right Now Really? An Epidemiologist Explains

https://parade.com/1110966/leighweingus/coronavirus-restaurant/

When The Headlines Won't Stop, Here's How To Cope With Anxiety

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/23/927134772/when-the-headlines-wont-stop-here-s-how-to-cope-with-anxiety

Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/27/928317805/mask-wearing-is-up-in-the-u-s-but-young-people-are-still-too-lax-cdc-survey-find

28.10.2020

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-stop-arguing-online

Generational Trauma Might Explain Your Anxiety and Depression—Here's What It Means

https://www.health.com/condition/ptsd/generational-trauma

Teachers say return to school this fall has left them with overwhelming stress and a never-ending workload

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/teacher-questionnaire-pandemic-1.5775805

How to boost happiness hormones like serotonin and dopamine in everyday life

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-boost-happiness-hormones-like-serotonin-and-dopamine-in-everyday-life/

The Emotional Strength of Introverts During the Pandemic

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/202010/the-emotional-strength-introverts-during-the-pandemic

27.10.2020

'Incredibly Scary': Single Moms Fear Falling Through Holes In Pandemic Safety Net

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/26/925898367/incredibly-scary-single-moms-fear-falling-through-holes-in-pandemic-safety-net

The Many Ways We're Failing Our Children's Mental Health | The Walrus

https://thewalrus.ca/the-many-ways-were-failing-our-childrens-mental-health/

A Covid-19 Winter Is Coming: Use These Expert Tips to Prep

https://www.thehealthy.com/infectious-disease/coronavirus-winter/

Experts warn this is the most dangerous place everyone’s catching coronavirus right now

https://bgr.com/2020/10/26/coronavirus-transmission-at-home-risk-high-gatherings/?bgr-partner=flipboard

Drawing On Greek Myths As Inspiration For Illustrating Life During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2020/10/25/913109242/drawing-on-greek-myths-as-inspiration-for-illustrating-life-during-the-pandemic

Survey uncovers widespread belief in 'dangerous' Covid conspiracy theories

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/26/survey-uncovers-widespread-belief-dangerous-covid-conspiracy-theories

Too many people are ignoring one of the easiest ways to catch COVID-19, Dr. Fauci says

https://bgr.com/2020/10/26/coronavirus-transmission-dr-fauci-comments-talking-spreads-covid-19/

Canada Is Reporting Record Breaking COVID-19 Numbers https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/canada-is-reporting-record-breaking-covid-19-numbers-ei3g7o4amc7dbalj?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/seasonal-depression-covid-help/2020/10/26/5d93bbe2-1479-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html

Are you ready for winter and COVID-19? Experts share tips to keep you safe

https://www.today.com/health/expert-tips-how-stay-safe-covid-19-winter-t196106

Lockdowns Can Widen Kids' Waistlines – Here's How to Curb That

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-10-27/lockdowns-can-widen-kids-waistlines-ndash-heres-how-to-curb-that

26.10.2020

Fauci Praises Slow-Mo Video That Shows Exactly How Masks Work

https://www.scarymommy.com/fauci-praises-slow-mo-video-shows-masks-work/

What To Know About Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/10/10124447/am-i-asymptomatic-covid?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=rss

Stop doomscrolling on social media and read a book

https://fortune.com/2020/10/25/doomscrolling-social-media-2020-election-twitter-facebook-instagram/

Multitasking isn’t just bad for productivity – it impacts mental health, too

https://www.stylist.co.uk/health/mental-health/multitasking-productivity-stress-mental-health-impact/440839

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