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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#7)

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We're excited to announce a new podcast produced by Mercedes Redman at First Nations University Canada. It is called Youth Voices Today and can be found on Facebook under that name.

These are young people discussing the effects COVID-19 has had on them.

Youth Voices Today

17.05.2020

Want to Keep Your Immunity Strong? You Should Do These 4 Things

https://partners.time.com/partners/herbalife-nutrition/could-this-actually-be-the-best-way-to-boost-your-immunity/?prx_ro=s&prx_t=PNAFAkzFDArPcQA

Obama, Malala, Jonas Brothers Send Off Class Of 2020 In Virtual Graduation

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/17/857512288/obama-malala-jonas-brothers-send-off-class-of-2020-in-virtual-graduation

 

Virtual town hall meetings provide COVID-19 info to First Nations healthcare teams

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/virtual-town-hall-meetings-provide-covid-19-info-to-first-nations-healthcare-teams

I Just Discovered Virtual Disney Rides And Now My Quarantine Is So Much Better

https://www.buzzfeed.com/annahaines/disney-world-rides-virtual-disneyland?bfsource=relatedmanual

16.05.2020

The best way to avoid future pandemics? Protect the natural world

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/seychelles-conservation-nature-coronavirus-pandemics/

Yoga at home - the benefits of yoga for kids | The Journal Pioneer

https://www.journalpioneer.com/lifestyles/regional-lifestyles/video-yoga-at-home-the-benefits-of-yoga-for-kids-450461/

9 foods that promote relaxation to help you keep calm

https://www.cnet.com/health/9-foods-that-promote-relaxation-to-help-you-keep-calm/

Video games that are great for kids

https://www.slashgear.com/video-games-that-are-great-for-kids-16620850/

12 nature-based crafts and activities to celebrate spring (and keep your kids busy)

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/spring-crafts-for-kids-2/

Ikea's instructions for building the best pillow forts are what every parent needs right now

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/world/ikea-russia-blanket-forts-trnd

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

https://www.eaglefeathernews.com/news/sexual-assault-awareness-week

15.05.2020

High School Seniors Are ‘Making Lemonade out of Lemons’ With Graduations Online, at Drive-Ins and on Racetracks

https://time.com/5836369/high-school-graduation-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200515&xid=newsletter-brief

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/855641420/with-school-buildings-closed-children-s-mental-health-is-suffering

Could COVID-19 Finally Destigmatize Mental Illness?

https://time.com/5835960/coronavirus-mental-illness-stigma/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=20200514&xid=newsletter-brief

Dear Grandma, read this before you visit the little ones

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/health/how-to-visit-grandparents-wellness-trnd/

What joy means when there's nothing to look forward to, according to people who've lived through dark times

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-does-joy-mean/

From a Bank Heist to Hogwarts, 6 Virtual Escape Rooms You Can Do at Home (Including 2 Free Options)

https://www.purewow.com/entertainment/virtual-escape-rooms

The 13 Best Board Games That Teach Kids Financial Literacy (And Are Actually Fun) | HerMoney

https://www.hermoney.com/connect/family/the-13-best-board-games-that-teach-kids-financial-literacy-and-are-actually-fun/

14.05.2020

Finding hope in the time of COVID-19

https://windspeaker.com/under-northern-sky-xavier-kataquapit/finding-hope-time-covid-19

New study reveals impact of coronavirus on LGBTQ+ community

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/community/135610/new-study-reveals-impact-of-coronavirus-on-lgbtq-community/

Virtual Gay-Straight Alliance founded to help Sask. rural LGBTQ youth connect

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/virtual-gsa-queer-youth-connect-1.5565102

With School Buildings Closed, Children's Mental Health Is Suffering

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/14/855641420/with-school-buildings-closed-children-s-mental-health-is-suffering

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Updates | FNUniversity of Canada

http://fnuniv.ca/COVID-19_Update

Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/12/854905033/grief-for-beginners-5-things-to-know-about-processing-loss

Resilience Is The Most Powerful Skill Kids Can Develop Right Now

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/resilience-kids-coronavirus_l_5ebacf1ac5b6e711d464ea6a

Why Walking Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health

https://www.outsideonline.com/2413303/in-praise-of-walking-book-excerpt-shane-omara

16 Kid-Friendly Baking Recipes to Try With Little Bakers Right Now

https://www.popsugar.com/family/kid-friendly-baking-recipes-47417812

Puzzles and Illusions To Challenge Your Bored Brain https://flipboard.com/@popularscience/puzzles-and-illusions-to-challenge-your-bored-brain-2jhlnpr8od8fmbaa?from=share

Goodbye handshake: How do we replace the ancient greeting if coronavirus keeps us from touching?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/05/14/coronavirus-handshaking-alternatives-social-distancing-covid-19/5177513002/

Virtual proms, main street banners: How Sask. Grade 12 students are celebrating graduation

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-students-plan-national-virtual-prom-celebrate-1.5566297

13.05.2020

Sudden Obsessions, Tantrums: What Is PANS in Kids?

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-05-12/sudden-obsessions-tantrums-what-is-pans-in-kids 

COVID-19: Family fatigue is real and it's threatening your mental health in quarantine

https://www.guelphtoday.com/around-ontario/covid-19-family-fatigue-is-real-and-its-threatening-your-mental-health-in-quarantine-2344997

Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/13/850665769/act-now-to-get-ahead-of-a-mental-health-crisis-specialists-advise-u-s

So What Exactly Is The "Bubble Concept" — & Could It Make Isolation Easier?

https://www.romper.com/p/what-is-the-bubble-concept-should-we-try-it-here-in-the-us-22891989

Experts worry about effects of COVID on those with mental health issues

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-mental-health-issues-effects/

The Benefits of Mindfulness—Here’s How to Live In the Here and Now (And Why You Should)

https://parade.com/1036167/marijkevroomendurning/what-is-mindfulness/

VIDEO: 3 Tips To Make Your Face Mask More Effective

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/13/854428849/video-3-tips-to-make-your-face-mask-more-effective

Mom's Disney-Themed Sidewalk Chalk Creations Will Inspire You to "Just Keep Swimming"

https://www.popsugar.com/family/mom-disney-sidewalk-chalk-drawings-47464403

10 Apps Everybody Should Install During Lockdown

https://www.apetogentleman.com/best-apps-lockdown/

12.05.2020

COVID-19: The kids aren’t alright, says new pandemic poll

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/covid-19-the-kids-arent-alright-says-new-pandemic-poll/wcm/016940b7-8499-4569-9979-2833f7a742e1?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1589214685

COVID-19 isolation threatening mental health of rural youth

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/05/12/news/covid-19-isolation-threatening-mental-health-rural-youth

When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/08/853142325/when-will-this-be-over-sesame-workshops-tips-for-parenting-during-a-pandemic

How to decide when it’s safe for kids to see their grandparents

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/05/11/how-to-decide-when-its-safe-for-kids-to-see-their-grandparents.html

No, your teenager's boyfriend or girlfriend cannot come over during the pandemic

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/health/teen-dating-social-distancing-parenting-coronavirus-wellness/

35 Virtual Field Trips for Kids Who Are Stick of Being Stuck at Home

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a32403098/virtual-field-trips-for-kids/

VIDEO: What to do when your brain is being a jerk | The Telegram

https://www.thetelegram.com/lifestyles/regional-lifestyles/video-what-to-do-when-your-brain-is-being-a-jerk-448377/

What's happening in the world is out of your control. These 7 strategies will help you feel better.

https://mashable.com/article/tips-to-manage-anxiety/

Harvard scientists think this may be the most important exercise you will ever do

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/harvard-scientists-think-this-may-be-the-most-important-exercise-you-will-ever-do

15 Books For Tweens And Young Teens Who Are Reluctant Readers

https://www.scarymommy.com/books-reluctant-readers-tweens-young-teens/

15 Mindfulness Activities to Reduce Stress and Increase Calm

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/g32267191/mindfulness-activities/

Some autistic people can’t tolerate face masks. Here’s how we’re managing with our son.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/05/11/some-autistic-people-cant-tolerate-face-masks-heres-how-were-managing-with-our-son/

The Most Encouraging Things You Can Say to Kids

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/encouraging-things-you-can-say-to-kids/

Banksy pays tribute to 'superhero' nurses in new piece donated to hospital

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/07/banksy-pays-tribute-to-superhero-nurses-in-new-piece-donated-to-hospital

The Coronavirus Is Causing a "Perfect Storm" For Mental Health Problems in Our Children

https://www.popsugar.com/family/how-coronavirus-can-affect-kids-mental-emotional-health-47451178

Google launches ‘Read Along,’ a free app that helps young children practice reading

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/07/google-launches-read-along-a-free-app-that-helps-young-children-practice-reading

A Guide for Parents Navigating Lockdown https://flipboard.com/@nationalgeographic/a-guide-for-parents-navigating-lockdown-vr7j3is8a56jnacu

11.05.2020

In 'Together,' Former Surgeon General Writes About Importance Of Human Connection

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/11/853308193/in-together-former-surgeon-general-writes-about-importance-of-human-connection

Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/10/730381700/sesame-street-tiny-desk-concert

The absolute best free online classes for learning something new

https://mashable.com/article/best-free-online-courses-and-classes.amp/?europe=true

What You Can Learn About Working Remotely From Mister Rogers

https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/what-you-can-learn-about-working-remotely-from-mister-rogers.html

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