We just read a Tweet where a seventh grader of local counselor and therapist Phyllis Fagell summed it all up:

“The way I see it, the pandemic can be broken down into 3 parts:

      • Part one, when we all thought everything would go back to normal any day,
      • Part two, when we accepted that normal wasn’t happening and looked for different ways to see our friends,
      • and February.”

If you are in February (or January, or 2020), take a few moments to check out a couple new video offerings from the Safe Community Coalition’s Managing the Moments series.

The new videos include:

  • Building Resilience
  • Supporting Your Teen through Covid-19

These new videos join the previous eleven videos:

    1. Deescalating Conflict
    2. Effective Communication
    3. How to Talk to Your Parents
    4. Brain Breaks During Distance Learning
    5. Self-Care and Calming Techniques
    6. How Are You?
    7. Coping With the Holidays
    8. Creating Coping Capacity
    9. Connecting Through Play
    10. Anxiety in School
    11. Your Daily Prescription to Cope with Covid

These short videos are produced by the psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers of the SCC’s Mental Health Committee and supported by critical funding from the New Dominion Women’s Club. Topics selected reflect what they are seeing both in their private practices and on the homefront.

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Looking for something else to do?

With the days getting shorter and cooler and our need for fresh ideas of building breaks into the day, we've gathered this list of 50+ Family Activities to Manage the Moments This Winter. What would add? What would your kids add?

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Setting the Tone: Habits for a Smooth Virtual Learning Experience

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 speaker event last spring, presenting a free webinar entitled “Setting the Tone: Habits for a Smooth Virtual Learning Experience.”  READ MORE…

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A recent study by @chalsuccess and @NBCNews found that 50 percent more kids in high school report feeling disengaged from school this year than last. A major symptom? Not turning in homework. How ... parents can respond with empathy and support. @LDamour https://stanford.io/3reImda

Thank you to everyone out there busting their butts on the front lines right now. We know it's rough, and it's ok to seek support. @GMUCPS offers a free Essential Workers Emotional Support Line, now ... available 7️⃣ days a week, 8:30 am-8:30 pm. Call 703-215-1898.

“I worry that after a year of worrying about anything and everything, I’m slowly becoming more and more numb in a way that feels irreversible. Many of us will feel like somewhere along the way, we... lost ourselves. I know I do.” -My latest for @TheMightySite https://themighty.com/2021/02/depression-covid-19-pandemic-one-year-later/

Students and staff are returning to school buildings for learning, and you can catch up on the latest services, platforms and programs designed to make the transition easier! 🎒🍏

Check out ... Fairfax County's return-to-school support page: http://ow.ly/WfRS50DK5pb

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