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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#40)

COVID-19 Links 05.01.2021-12.01.2021

Top Links This Week

ReMoved: A young child is moved into Foster Care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0

If you’ve ever wondered about the journey of a child in the foster system or how deeply impacted people can be because of Adverse Childhood Experiences, take a moment to view this video. I consult with the Ministry of Social Services in Saskatchewan and many of their Group Homes are using this video in their training. I would suggest this for training teachers, social workers, corrections officers. As well as Foster Parents, Group Home Workers and people who know someone living with trauma. Because one in four people suffer from some kind of Adverse Childhood Experience, it’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t benefit from viewing the artistic masterpiece.

Talking With People In Your Life Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955691117/talking-with-people-in-your-life-hesitant-about-the-coronavirus-vaccine

This is a good article for how to and how NOT to talk with people reticent to take the vaccine. 

Want To Improve Student Engagement? Involve Faculty In New Ways

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisongriffin/2021/01/06/want-to-improve-student-engagement-involve-faculty-in-new-ways/

The older a student is, the more engaged they must be in order to learn. Engagement doesn’t just mean interest, it also means choice and learning. When the young person has a choice in the direction of their learning they are better able to learn.

Devote a bit of time every single day to finding joy

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/wellbeing/dr-radha-modgil-help-advice-find-joy-820906

Your day may be full already, but for your long-term mental health. Find some moments to look for joy in your life. Invite others to consider the same.

8 ways to stay positive during lockdown, according to an expert

https://www.prima.co.uk/diet-and-health/healthy-living/a35147107/stay-positive-third-lockdown/

My suggestion for lists such as this is to divide them up with the people whom you live and each person pick one way they would like to try a solution—then share what you found with your group.

Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/954007807/car-concerts-offer-choirs-a-way-to-rehearse-and-perform

It’s nice to find examples of how people are being innovative within the constraints of a pandemic. Look at this choir leaders idea.

 

This Week’s Links

12.01.2021

How the pandemic may have changed AA and recovery culture — in surprisingly hopeful ways — forever

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-pandemic-may-have-changed-aa-recovery-culture-surprisingly-hopeful-ways-forever-130020011.html

Talking With People In Your Life Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955691117/talking-with-people-in-your-life-hesitant-about-the-coronavirus-vaccine

America's education system is in need of dramatic reform

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/opinions/what-comes-next-america-education-perry/

These mentors see the ‘collective trauma’ of pandemic-hit teens. Here’s how they help

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-12/city-year-the-mental-health-arm-of-americorps-is-helping-scores-of-students-in-los-angeles-and-boyle-heights-to-help-them-through-pandemic-isolation

I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our 'world after coronavirus' might look like – this is what I learned

https://theconversation.com/i-spoke-to-99-big-thinkers-about-what-our-world-after-coronavirus-might-look-like-this-is-what-i-learned-146986

11.01.2021

ReMoved: A young child is moved into Foster Care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0

Even with a vaccine, we need to adjust our mindset to playing the COVID-19 long game

https://theconversation.com/even-with-a-vaccine-we-need-to-adjust-our-mindset-to-playing-the-covid-19-long-game-152686

How To Help Older Kids Make Sense Of Scary News Stories

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/teens-kids-media-literacy-scary-news_ca_5ff7145ac5b6ef6b15842135

A Mayo Clinic expert on exercise: "It's like free medicine"

https://www.mayoclinic.org/connected-care/a-mayo-clinic-expert-on-exercise-its-like-free-medicine/vid-20487709?linkId=108424357

15 (Remote Teaching) Pedagogical Approaches

https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2021/01/10/15-remote-teaching-approaches/

Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/954007807/car-concerts-offer-choirs-a-way-to-rehearse-and-perform

10.01.2021

As Mutated Strains of COVID-19 Surface, Can the U.S. Overcome Its Vaccine Rollout Hurdles?

https://time.com/5927345/us-vaccine-rollout/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210110+++body&et_rid=21600831

4 steps to teacher recovery from compassion fatigue and burnout during COVID-19 and beyond

https://theconversation.com/4-steps-to-teacher-recovery-from-compassion-fatigue-and-burnout-during-covid-19-and-beyond-151407

What Should School Accountability Look Like in a Time of COVID? (Opinion)

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/opinion-what-should-school-accountability-look-like-in-a-time-of-covid/2021/01

09.01.2021

Best Online Cooking Classes For Kids in 2021

https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-online-cooking-classes-for-kids-5094578

You need to read this important new study about how COVID spreads

https://bgr.com/2021/01/08/coronavirus-symptoms-not-visible-in-most-covid-19-spreaders/?bgr-partner=flipboard

You No Longer Have to Do This to Avoid COVID | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-obsolete-things-covid-2021/

'Lockdown light' failed in Canada's hardest-hit regions. Here's what experts say should happen now | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canada-covid-19-lockdown-failure-1.5866948?cmp=rss

08.01.2021

Devote a bit of time every single day to finding joy

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/wellbeing/dr-radha-modgil-help-advice-find-joy-820906

Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/01/07/953961009/where-is-it-safe-to-reopen-schools-new-research-offers-answers

COVID-19 lockdowns taking a heavy toll on the mental health of young people

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/covid-19-lockdowns-taking-a-heavy-toll-on-the-mental-health-of-young-people/

The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?

https://time.com/5927538/covid-19-mutations-vaccines/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210108+++body&et_rid=21600831

Sask. inmates to start receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-inmates-covid-19-vaccine-1.5865529

Dr. Fauci says to avoid these 4 places if you don’t want to get COVID

https://bgr.com/2021/01/07/coronavirus-update-fauci-risky-places-gym-bars-restaurants/

You're Most Likely to Catch COVID From This Kind of Person | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-most-likely-catch-covid/

Covid livid: Canadian fury at leaders' holidays amid other people's misery

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/08/canada-coronavirus-travel-holiday-travel-scandals

07.01.2021

8 ways to stay positive during lockdown, according to an expert

https://www.prima.co.uk/diet-and-health/healthy-living/a35147107/stay-positive-third-lockdown/

Doomscrolling Is a Vicious Cycle. Here’s How to Break Free.

https://apple.news/Ad2muy9C_QpW_I_Oox_VtdA

Re-Evaluate Your Parenting Rules This Year 

https://flipboard.com/@lifehacker/re-evaluate-your-parenting-rules-this-year-s1r5l09f7e92mtd6?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Elderly and at-risk inmates to receive COVID-19 vaccine on Friday

https://globalnews.ca/news/7559736/coronavirus-jails-inmates-covid-19-vaccine/

Conservatives slam vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes some federal prisoners

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid19-vaccine-rollout-csc-prisoners-1.5863435

06.01.2021

Want To Improve Student Engagement? Involve Faculty In New Ways

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisongriffin/2021/01/06/want-to-improve-student-engagement-involve-faculty-in-new-ways/

A Stanford Lecturer Says This Trick Is the Closest You Can Come to an Off Switch for Stress

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/stress-reduction-nir-eyal-stanford-viktor-frankl.html

14 Empowering Phrases and Quotes We Are Leaning Into This Year

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/empowering-phrases-quotes-affirmations-this-year-resilience/?utm_source=Flipboard%3DThrive

The fast-spreading mutant COVID-19 strain is a ‘2021 nightmare’: researchers

https://nationalpost.com/news/the-fast-spreading-mutant-covid-19-strain-is-a-2021-nightmare-researchers

South African Covid variant appears to ‘obviate’ antibody drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/05/south-africa-covid-variant-appears-to-obviate-antibody-drugs-dr-scott-gottlieb-says.html

Tired of COVID-19? Here's how experts say to fight off pandemic fatigue and stay safe.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/06/covid-fatigue-how-maintain-health-measures-months-into-pandemic/6550315002/

Most COVID Patients Did This Before Getting Sick, According to the CDC | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-covid-patients-got-sick/

Your Most Pressing COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered By Health Professionals

https://apple.news/AE9FHarzIRlakPSdaBoa6bw

This Is Why The Pre-Teen Years Are So Painful

https://www.scarymommy.com/why-preteen-years-so-painful/

My New Year's Resolution? Stop Saying "Be Careful" So Much to My Kids

https://www.popsugar.com/family/why-you-shouldnt-tell-kids-to-be-careful-48080668?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=feed

'Scared for their life': family and supporters protest conditions outside Regina Correctional Centre

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-correctional-centre-protest-covid-19-saskatchewan-1.5862101

Politicians flying off to the beach? That’s not the real outrage

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-politicians-flying-off-to-the-beach-thats-not-the-real-outrage/?cmpid=rss

Alberta cabinet ministers apologize for travel scandal, vow to win back trust

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-cabinet-ministers-apology-travel-1.5861891

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