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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#48)

Week 48

COVID-19 Links 02.03.2021-09.03.03.2021

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LETTER: Choose kindness, please | The Telegram

https://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/local-perspectives/letter-choose-kindness-please-558688/

This Opinion piece is simple in it’s message, but exactly what we need to focus on these days—as families, as parents, as people. Go out of your way to be kind.

Teen Depression Can Be Prevented with Trusted Support: Study

https://fit.thequint.com/amp/story/health-news/teen-depression-can-be-prevented-with-trusted-support-study

The primary link to helping people (not just teens) with either learning math or dealing with trauma, is trust. This research looks at not just how important that is, but also how to grow trust.

How to Tap Into Students' Strengths During Remote Learning

https://www.wired.com/story/millennial-teachers-tips-online-classes-coronavirus

Building trust with people requires identifying and building on their strengths, not just naming and analyzing their weaknesses.

10 Kids Books Psychologists Recommend in 2021

https://books.childrensbookassociation.com/top-10-psychologist-recommended-decreasingorder-quicktip-02-26-21-cs?utm_source=CS&utm_campaign=%7B%7Bcampaign.name%7D%7D&utm_medium=facebook&s1=CS&s3=%7B%7Bcampaign.name%7D%7D&s4=facebook&cep=mlx9t-PbaU3Q_4nPIs2_uVyR_JUufiGOSkmMEIYYhGmGi7SpyKmyOw-DUfWGWJQLkLBO5bZKGWub5xZh_w0Dho_23PDE9KnU2V9b9H8Tz6k5ekc2iLp2lOC1ORTi0rRZ9fZ-P7BFkjqmdSZxVjaxpy1QL8tlEa7YdfPFf3KV-KMdqrLZYCYkf_r9j3rBb0Bhv_9bCD0fza5GgnKHosNMksFPQzNTNuKLW9n3uKldzrU96q3XChqONXCyC2_R-eybYUkqJLPvjgYZ-SJKSnXU5NS2JgGeyMIhN0Vp9dPODyuvA5uPNpctRFUs2fOc_jmFuHxGE3msd-1p5Sg4W8miuGkillcKpLczhjRTs3KAx4ci1PkkJZwFlz2fGI9P0sl9gP3cQNYmi8DyHXIkicuvYEGaZpWdpOxFJB5LGNxcGu8VUNp2lXiyJd2bC0ZXlJHui85j1rv8SVQS-MOHu1NyNA&lptoken=164d1445885f808f78c0&fbclid=IwAR3uGGocdz8ugVk4IWb9rJLOdprZ86vcBPivfvcrBcrjCRI1FBS53AO5Bh4 

This list of books was just too good to pass up. They would be a healthy addition to any family library, school, or Group Home.

Opinion | Vaccines, warm weather and an economic boom: Why we could be in for a truly wonderful summer

https://www.thestar.com/business/opinion/2021/03/06/all-signs-point-to-economic-boom-this-summer.html

We need to improve the messaging around the 3W’s of the Pandemic:

Wash, Wear a Mask and Watch your distance. With vaccines, there will be some opportunities to slowly bridge our relationships; just do it in a sensible and cautious manner.

The global economy won't recover if we don't get vaccines to developing countries, too

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/07/perspectives/imf-global-economic-recovery-vaccines-perspectives/

Whether providing the vaccine to impoverished, incarcerated, disabled people or to Developing Nations, we can’t move beyond this pandemic if we don’t do it together.

From the Arctic to Mars, these women made history during the pandemic

https://www.newsweek.com/2021/03/12/arctic-mars-these-women-made-history-during-pandemic-1574146.html?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

This week included International Woman’s Day; here’s a few women who have made a difference to their world despite the pandemic.

 

This Week’s Links

09.03.2021

Sask. top doctor urges public to accept whichever vaccine is available, regardless of brand

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-accept-vaccine-brand-covid-19-1.5938678

CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/08/974783644/cdc-says-its-safe-for-vaccinated-people-to-do-these-activities 

CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks in Private Gatherings

https://time.com/5945003/cdc-guidelines-vaccinated-people/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210309+++body&et_rid=21600831 

Everyone in My Household Is Vaccinated—Except Me. What's Safe for Us?

https://time.com/5943774/covid-19-vaccination-family-cdc-guidelines/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210309+++body&et_rid=21600831 

Results From The City That Just Gave Away Cash

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/03/09/975009239/results-from-the-city-that-just-gave-away-cash 

CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/08/974783644/cdc-says-its-safe-for-vaccinated-people-to-do-these-activities 

'War Doesn't Even Compare': A Year In The Life Of A Traveling Nurse

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/08/974835141/a-year-in-the-life-of-a-traveling-nurse

Abusive Relationships Are Disturbingly Common. Here's How To Support A Loved One

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/08/974786552/abusive-relationships-are-disturbingly-common-heres-how-to-support-a-loved-one

08.03.2021

From the Arctic to Mars, these women made history during the pandemic

https://www.newsweek.com/2021/03/12/arctic-mars-these-women-made-history-during-pandemic-1574146.html?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

'Shecession': What COVID-19 has meant for women and work

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/pandemic-shecession-womens-workplace-gains-gender-gap-covid/

Canada ranks worse than most developed countries in COVID-19 'misery index,' study says

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-ranks-worse-than-most-developed-countries-in-covid-19-misery-index-study-says

07.03.2021

The global economy won't recover if we don't get vaccines to developing countries, too

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/07/perspectives/imf-global-economic-recovery-vaccines-perspectives/

UNICEF helps distribute vaccines to developing countries

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/unicef-helps-distribute-vaccines-to-developing-countries/

Dr. Fauci Says Do Not Make This COVID Vaccine Mistake | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-avoid-covid-vaccine-mistake/

Enough of the ‘lost generation’. Instead, let’s reimagine school for our children

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/07/enough-of-the-lost-generation-instead-lets-reimagine-school-for-our-children

What do pupils think about Covid catch-up priorities?

https://www.tes.com/news/what-do-pupils-think-about-covid-catch-priorities

06.03.2021

Buy yourself a pandemic anniversary present

https://theweek.com/articles/969587/buy-yourself-pandemic-anniversary-present

Magnus, the Therapy Dog on Zoom Meetings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjqYI6homk 

Opinion | Vaccines, warm weather and an economic boom: Why we could be in for a truly wonderful summer

https://www.thestar.com/business/opinion/2021/03/06/all-signs-point-to-economic-boom-this-summer.html

Everyone has responsibilities

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/index.php?detail=4897

Teen Mental Health Has Suffered During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://time.com/5943896/covid-19-teen-mental-health/

Thousands of students have dropped out of school due to Covid-19. These are the educators trying to track them down

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/06/us/covid-pandemic-high-school-dropout/

Gov. Abbott, where’s the evidence that it’s safe to remove Texas’ mask mandate?

https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article249726573.html

COMIC: How One COVID-19 Nurse Navigates Anti-Mask Sentiment

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/03/06/973294303/comic-how-one-covid-19-nurse-navigates-anti-mask-sentiment 

One year later: Why Canada's COVID-19 crisis is being called a 'senicide'

https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/one-year-later-why-canada-s-covid-19-crisis-is-being-called-a-senicide-1.5332262

No smartphones and they have to do the dishes every night – The extremely humble parenting style of Bill and Melinda Gates – The centibillionaire’s kids will inherit a paltry $10 million each

https://luxurylaunches.com/celebrities/no-smartphones-and-they-have-to-do-the-dishes-the-extremely-humble-parenting-style-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-the-centibillionaires-kids-will-inherit-a-paltry-10-million-each.php

When a California city gave people a guaranteed income, they worked more — not less

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/22313272/stockton-basic-income-guaranteed-free-money

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/05/974065532/1-shot-or-2-shots-the-vaccine-thats-available-to-you-get-that 

05.03.2021

10 Kids Books Psychologists Recommend in 2021

https://books.childrensbookassociation.com/top-10-psychologist-recommended-decreasingorder-quicktip-02-26-21-cs?utm_source=CS&utm_campaign=%7B%7Bcampaign.name%7D%7D&utm_medium=facebook&s1=CS&s3=%7B%7Bcampaign.name%7D%7D&s4=facebook&cep=mlx9t-PbaU3Q_4nPIs2_uVyR_JUufiGOSkmMEIYYhGmGi7SpyKmyOw-DUfWGWJQLkLBO5bZKGWub5xZh_w0Dho_23PDE9KnU2V9b9H8Tz6k5ekc2iLp2lOC1ORTi0rRZ9fZ-P7BFkjqmdSZxVjaxpy1QL8tlEa7YdfPFf3KV-KMdqrLZYCYkf_r9j3rBb0Bhv_9bCD0fza5GgnKHosNMksFPQzNTNuKLW9n3uKldzrU96q3XChqONXCyC2_R-eybYUkqJLPvjgYZ-SJKSnXU5NS2JgGeyMIhN0Vp9dPODyuvA5uPNpctRFUs2fOc_jmFuHxGE3msd-1p5Sg4W8miuGkillcKpLczhjRTs3KAx4ci1PkkJZwFlz2fGI9P0sl9gP3cQNYmi8DyHXIkicuvYEGaZpWdpOxFJB5LGNxcGu8VUNp2lXiyJd2bC0ZXlJHui85j1rv8SVQS-MOHu1NyNA&lptoken=164d1445885f808f78c0&fbclid=IwAR3uGGocdz8ugVk4IWb9rJLOdprZ86vcBPivfvcrBcrjCRI1FBS53AO5Bh4 

How to Tap Into Students' Strengths During Remote Learning

https://www.wired.com/story/millennial-teachers-tips-online-classes-coronavirus

Let Your Kids Be Bored to Expand Their Imaginations

https://redtri.com/let-your-kids-be-bored-to-expand-their-imaginations/

What Students Think About Reopening Schools | KQED

https://www.kqed.org/news/11863282/what-students-think-about-reopening-schools-california-newsom

Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls makes blankets to share mental health resources for teens

https://kwwl.com/2021/03/05/junior-league-of-waterloo-cedar-falls-makes-blankets-to-share-mental-health-resources-for-teens/

How Canada Post Is Encouraging Folks To Reach Out And Write With Free Postcards

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/04/973732043/how-canada-post-is-encouraging-folks-to-reach-out-and-write-with-free-postcards 

Vaccine rollout for high-risk Indigenous community expands | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/vaccination-pandemic-indigenous-health-ottawa-1.5935257?cmp=rss

Twelve months of COVID-19: A timeline of the pandemic in Alberta

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/covid-19-at-one-year-a-timeline-of-the-pandemic-in-alberta

Farmworker turned Astronaut

https://abc7.com/society/farmworker-turned-astronaut-jose-hernandez-urges-kids-not-to-give-up/9263483/?fbclid=IwAR1DU7D5TRcu9nfq1a72jDo2QMSGq8ISdNWZL4P9M7630mntWztt27Pgtoo

Enough With Leadership Development; It's Time To Focus On Culture

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/03/05/enough-with-leadership-development-its-time-to-focus-on-culture/

04.03.2021

Teen Depression Can Be Prevented with Trusted Support: Study

https://fit.thequint.com/amp/story/health-news/teen-depression-can-be-prevented-with-trusted-support-study

COVID-19 has doubled the amount of people living in poverty – here’s how we close the divide

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/concern-over-rich-poor-divide-rises-during-pandemic/

Five Ways Companies Can Help Mothers Struggling With Remote Work

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2021/03/04/five-ways-companies-can-help-mothers-struggling-with-remote-work/

Pandemic piles more onto existing 'double layer of exhaustion' for caregivers of kids with complex needs

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-complex-needs-parenting-1.5935273

Chris Selley: With vaccines on the way, pandemic-weary Canadians need a roadmap to freedom

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/chris-selley-with-vaccines-on-the-way-pandemic-weary-canadians-need-a-roadmap-to-freedom

The short-term, middle-term, and long-term future of the coronavirus

https://www.statnews.com/2021/03/04/the-short-term-middle-term-and-long-term-future-of-the-coronavirus/

Merck to Help Johnson & Johnson Make Its Covid-19 Vaccine

https://apple.news/Am952pPsISJ6ndoCze3dN7A

Worried About Coronavirus Variants? Here's What You Need To Know

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/03/03/971327204/worried-about-coronavirus-variants-heres-what-you-need-to-know 

From 'Jolene' To Vaccine: Dolly Parton Gets COVID-19 Shot She Helped Fund

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/03/973240792/from-jolene-to-vaccine-dolly-parton-gets-covid-19-shot-she-helped-fund 

Sask. teachers speak up about leading a classroom through a pandemic

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-teachers-covid-19-remote-learning-1.5892520

'Exit Counselors' Strain To Pull Americans Out Of A Web Of False Conspiracies

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/971457702/exit-counselors-strain-to-pull-americans-out-of-a-web-of-false-conspiracies 

Live updates: Biden blasts Texas, Mississippi for ‘Neanderthal thinking’ in ending mask mandates

https://apple.news/AOVKtnrMyQdWpt4Oojy1yyg

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/04/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/

Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Urgent COVID Warning | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-warned-things-much-worse/

03.03.2021

LETTER: Choose kindness, please | The Telegram

https://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/local-perspectives/letter-choose-kindness-please-558688/

New Report Shows Just How Hard 2020 Was On America's Kids

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-report-shows-just-how-hard-2020-was-on-americas-kids_l_603d58d8c5b68297150270fe?fbclid=IwAR2ng_oJ0MmJ3h78EbLrC43nyv58qhtgbCQ0FME4B2kDypLo_F_2659m6Kc

Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who’s taking care of them?

https://amp-usatoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/4134511001 

How can we support teachers and their mental health amid COVID-19?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-03/how-to-help-teachers-mental-health-covid-19

In San Antonio, teachers hit the streets in search of students disappearing from online learning

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/03/texas-schools-missing-students/

All Sask. long-term care homes have received 1st vaccine doses; most people could have initial shot by June

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-in-sask-tuesday-1.5933705

Doctors urge caution as Regina COVID-19 cases outpace other major Canadian cities

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-high-covid-cases-1.5934107

What happens after my COVID shots? Masking, social-distancing, still recommended, but some experts want different approach

https://nationalpost.com/news/what-happens-after-my-shots-masking-social-distancing-still-recommended-but-some-experts-argue-for-different-approach

See friends and family outdoors, Ontario COVID-19 science table member says

https://www.cp24.com/news/see-friends-and-family-outdoors-ontario-covid-19-science-table-member-says-1.5331464

Texas governor lifts mask mandate and declares: 'It's time to open 100%'

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/02/texas-governor-ends-mask-mandate-and-declares-it

"I hate it here" trends on Twitter in Texas after Greg Abbott lifts mask mandate

https://www.newsweek.com/i-hate-it-here-trends-twitter-texas-greg-abbott-lifts-mask-mandate-1573364?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

Brazil's Covid outbreak is global threat that opens door to lethal variants – scientist

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/03/brazil-covid-global-threat-new-more-lethal-variants-miguel-nicolelis

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