We find ourselves at a uniquely challenging moment as the impact of COVID-19 on our lives increases with each passing day. As we cope with social distancing and stay at home orders, stress and uncertainty are everywhere, particularly for parents. Parenting is a stressful experience at the best of times, but a pandemic presents a new set of challenges as families spend more time together than ever before and feel a loss of control over their lives and their futures.
To help parents better take care of their families and themselves in this unprecedented time, Good Grief has released two new webinars and accompanying resources:
Resilience Through Mindfulness provides tools for teaching children to develop mindfulness, the simple practice of turning inward to pay attention to the present moment. Mindfulness is an innate ability we all possess as humans like the ability to walk, read or write. It requires guidance and practice to cultivate but can become a life skill that builds resilience especially in the face of adversity.
Practicing Self-Kindness focuses on the needs of parents who often struggle with being able to prioritize taking care of themselves alongside taking care of the needs of their families. During times of heightened stress like we are facing today, self-care becomes more critical for parents as their mental health affects the mental health of their children. Self-care begins with the goal of being kinder to ourselves and requires practice, but making self-care a priority puts parents in a better position to be able to care their families.
Continue your education online! Our professional development training workshops educate professionals on key issues surrounding grief, childhood bereavement, and resilience to support children and families through loss and adversity.
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“Creating a Culture of Empathy” will explore the risk factors, issues around grief and loss, adversity, and how empathy is critical for creating a more caring, supportive environment for grieving children and families.
For additional resources, check out our COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.