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This year’s theme, Managing the Moments, is moving ahead with a series of professionally-filmed short videos featuring conversations among psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers of the SCC’s mental health committee around a particular topic they are seeing in their practices that will likely resonate among the greater community. The 5-10 minute segments touch on a wide variety of topics designed to help parents in dealing with their responses to childrens’ challenges to pandemic and distance learning. The first video rolls out in November and will be followed by additional videos released periodically throughout the year.

Having had to cancel all of our spring events and not knowing what this year will bring in terms of in-person opportunities, the SCC has pivoted to support our community virtually and addressing current wellness needs. This year’s theme, Managing the Moments, began with educational consultant and best-selling author Ana Homayoun, originally slated as the featured speaker at the group’s annual spring speaker event last spring, presenting a free webinar entitled “Setting the Tone: Habits for a Smooth Virtual Learning Experience.”

Setting the Tone: Habits for a Smooth Virtual Learning Experience

Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on what we can control: Your physical space, your attitude, your health.
  • Build our emotional tool kits: What you need to stay focused and positive. 
  • Remember stability points that keep us grounded:  Nature walks, texting with friends, etc. 
  • Acknowledge losses in our lives and don’t gloss over them: It’s OK to mourn the loss of sports, clubs, social outings, etc. 

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We know the only constant this school year is change. Ana Homayoun shared overarching goals of finding ways to promote autonomy, competence and a sense of relatedness and belonging – which research reveals are the key foundational tools to building intrinsic motivation – remain critical for this year and beyond. To learn more about her work, visit www.anahomayoun.com.
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