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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#62)

Year 2, Week 12 (62)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

09.06.2021-15.06.2021

This Week’s Top Links

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57468584

This is a very important article for those of us who work with higher-than-normal risk adolescents. We can pick up on self-harming traits far earlier than before by watching for the signs identified in this research. Top “tells” are the difficulty controlling emotions and higher-than-normal willingness to take risks. Neither of those signs should surprise us if we’ve been keeping an eye on their adverse experiences scale. ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are the surest sign of adolescent problems. In last week’s top links there was a link to a self-assessment for ACE risk.

“The great resignation”: Upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs

https://apple.news/AadgGRQ_uTKi3A_1ZcCq7RA

A number of links this week indicated that as employers are beginning to return to a mandatory 5-day, in-office workweek, many employees are saying, “No thanks.” Employees are wanting a 3-day in-office work week and say that more is a waste of time, productivity is greater at home. And the greatest in-office, time waster? Meetings.

Bust children's boredom by motivating them to find meaning, not telling them to 'go play outside' | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/boredom-summer-kids-bored-ask-questions-james-danckert-1.6057337

Don’t take responsibility for children’s boredom, but also don’t resolve it. Whenever possible (and far more than you might think) let them create creative alternatives to boredom and pursue them solo.

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving Back

https://www.parents.com/parenting/money/teach-kids-charity-giving/

This article has great examples on how to teach children to be responsible with money and to learn about giving. Putting our money to work in the service of others is one of the most gratifying experiences adults can have regarding finances. Three pots are suggested in a child’s budget; Spending, Saving and Giving.

How To Control (And Even Use) Your Anger — With Meditation

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002446547/how-to-control-and-even-use-your-anger-with-meditation

Anger is not our enemy, it can serve to teach us about deeper, more complicated needs such as fear, sadness and confusion. Instead of teaching children to ignore or shun their anger, teach them to examine the source.

Stephen Colbert Jabs Vaccine Deniers With The Truth About Their Latest Wild Conspiracy

https://apple.news/AhyiMF2TPRKqTRi-QxZ2hRA

Conspiracy theories abound and particularly in the anti-vaxxer world. Colbert brings a little levity to the conspiracy theories at a time when humor is needed.

What should vaccinated parents with unvaccinated kids do?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/health/vaccinated-parents-unvaccinated-children-wellness/

This is the other trending topic this week, along with in-office employment and adolescent mental health. An increasing number of parents are fully vaccinated while their children are not. An increasing number of the new cases of COVID-19 are among younger people. What is a vaccinated parent to do at home and in public today? This article will help guide you in establishing safe parameters to protect your children at home.

 

This Week’s Links

15.06.2021

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57468584

Anti-Vaccine Activists Use A Federal Database To Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/14/1004757554/anti-vaccine-activists-use-a-federal-database-to-spread-fear-about-covid-vaccine

The Importance Of Mourning Losses (Even When They Seem Small)

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002446604/the-importance-of-mourning-losses-even-when-they-seem-small

Being Vaccinated Doesn’t Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here’s Why.

https://khn.org/news/article/being-vaccinated-doesnt-mean-you-must-go-maskless-heres-why/

O, Canada! We May Not Be Traveling North of the Border Any Time Soon

https://www.sunset.com/travel/canada-border-closure

Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination rates tied to levels of formal education, data shows | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-vaccination-rates-education-correlation-1.6063373?cmp=rss

These 100 Interesting Questions to Ask Your Friends When You're Bored Will Help You Grow Even Closer

https://parade.com/1219453/marynliles/questions-to-ask-friends/

14.06.2021

“The great resignation”: Upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs

https://apple.news/AadgGRQ_uTKi3A_1ZcCq7RA

7 Tips for a Successful Transition After High School

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/tweens-teens/7-tips-for-a-successful-transition-after-high-school

Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated, rising where they are not, Post analysis finds

https://apple.news/ArneQ-7vtRFSMOBRQIrCLfA

Novavax Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Extremely Effective

https://apple.news/AXPa3Z8iySV-BcnaSxvY6BA

13.06.2021

Bust children's boredom by motivating them to find meaning, not telling them to 'go play outside' | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/boredom-summer-kids-bored-ask-questions-james-danckert-1.6057337

US surgeon general warns unvaccinated people are at risk from a potentially more dangerous Covid-19 variant

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/10/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/

G7 leaders set to agree on plan to cut short future pandemics | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/g7-leaders-future-pandemic-plan-1.6063999?cmp=rss

The Doctor Who Eliminated Smallpox Says COVID-19 Is Here to Stay

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-doctor-who-eliminated-smallpox-says-covid-19-is-here-to-stay?source=science&via=rss

12% of the world’s population has received a COVID vaccine. See how your country is doing

https://fortune.com/2021/06/09/covid-vaccine-rates-world-map-vaccination-by-country/

12.06.2021

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving Back

https://www.parents.com/parenting/money/teach-kids-charity-giving/

Danish Road Safety Council / Helmet has always been a good idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m-c4GixUpg

'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/18/953581851/ive-tried-everything-pandemic-has-cut-options-for-kids-with-mental-illness

How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/26/1000400903/n-y-hospital-schools-aim-to-improve-kids-access-to-mental-health-provider

How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/21/989056927/how-schools-can-help-kids-heal-after-a-year-of-crisis-and-uncertainty

Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/virtually-all-hospitalized-covid-patients-have-one-thing-common-they-n1270482

In Montana, Crisis Support Teams Offer Alternatives To Policing Mental Health

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/10/1004744348/in-montana-crisis-support-teams-offer-alternatives-to-policing-mental-health

‘I’m an Epidemiologist, and This Is What You Need To Know About the COVID-19 Delta Variant’

https://www.wellandgood.com/covid-19-delta-variant/

These 100 Ridiculously Funny Things to Say Will Make Everyone Around You Die Laughing

https://parade.com/1219273/marynliles/funny-things-to-say/

11.06.2021

How To Control (And Even Use) Your Anger — With Meditation

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002446547/how-to-control-and-even-use-your-anger-with-meditation

See the 26 funniest parents on social media this week

https://www.today.com/parents/see-26-funniest-parents-social-media-week-t221476

CDC says fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks in open-air areas of public transit or at outdoor sections of hubs

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/10/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/

Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus vaccinations, cases and deaths?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/11/covid-world-map-which-countries-have-the-most-coronavirus-vaccinations-cases-and-deaths

10.06.2021

Stephen Colbert Jabs Vaccine Deniers With The Truth About Their Latest Wild Conspiracy

https://apple.news/AhyiMF2TPRKqTRi-QxZ2hRA

The Most Successful Working Parents Get There by Doing 4 Things

https://apple.news/Aoc3dkdR8Qq-xq-m-9lU4-w

New Pandemic-Era Accessory: A Bracelet That Signals Your Boundaries

https://apple.news/A9GhZjLBaSKOBVWDeimiPgQ

Women Now Drink As Much As Men - Not So Much For Pleasure, But To Cope

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/09/1003980966/women-now-drink-as-much-as-men-and-suffer-health-effects-more-quickly

When Will the Canada-U.S. Border Reopen? What We Know

https://apple.news/A-k6A_VMGSM-RecBrzCuvsA

US surgeon general warns unvaccinated people are at risk from a potentially more dangerous Covid-19 variant

https://apple.news/ASKXVO2ATSTOInHq55zOsfQ

09.06.2021

What should vaccinated parents with unvaccinated kids do?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/health/vaccinated-parents-unvaccinated-children-wellness/

A Simple, Social Summer For Kids Is Just What The Doctor Ordered––Literally

https://www.scarymommy.com/simple-social-summer-kids-doctor-ordered/

How to Talk to Friends and Family Who Are Vaccine Hesitant

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/talk-to-someone-who-has-vaccine-hesitancy/

The 7 Essential Strengths Kids Need to Thrive: Parenting Insights From Dr. Michele Borba

https://30seconds.com/mom/tip/24703/The-7-Essential-Strengths-Kids-Need-to-Thrive-Parenting-Insights-From-Dr-Michele-Borba

Teenagers & Mental Health: 3 Tips to Help Boost Your Teen's Self-Esteem

https://30seconds.com/mom/tip/24709/Teenagers-Mental-Health-3-Tips-to-Help-Boost-Your-Teens-Self-Esteem

Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Are Being Sold Online. Using One Is A Crime

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/08/1004264531/fake-covid-vaccine-cards-keep-getting-sold-online-using-one-is-a-crime

COVID: Are mix-and-match vaccines the way forward?

https://www.dw.com/en/mix-and-match-vaccines-biontech-astrazeneca-better-than-one-shot/a-57819127

Trudeau Says Restarting Travel Will Be 'Focused On Canadians Who Are Fully Vaccinated'

https://www.narcity.com/travel-restrictions-in-canada-will-end-for-fully-vaccinated-people-first

Looks Like The US-Canada Border Will Open Soon https://flipboard.com/@srkelleher/looks-like-the-us-canada-border-will-open-soon-ld6gmrs5b7gt9rhs?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Strokes Rock Vaccinated New Yorkers In June

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/08/1004317191/springsteen-foo-fighters-strokes-rock-new-yorkers-in-june

Doctor who lost son to drugs shares 12 emojis parents should know

https://www.today.com/parents/dr-laura-berman-shares-emojis-parents-should-know-after-losing-t221311

Majority of people in Sask. hospitals with COVID-19 unvaccinated or recently vaccinated: health authority | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/hospitalizations-unvaccinated-people-1.6058273

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