A Message From the School Counseling Office

A Message From the School Counseling Office
Posted on 03/18/2020

Good Morning Fort Lee Families, 

On behalf of the School Counseling Department, I would like to share a variety of resources that address ways to communicate with your children in regards to COVID-19.  

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network published the attached article for parents and caregivers. Included in this document are age group reactions and ways to help and address these specific concerns.

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

The Child Mind Institute has recently published the following articles addressing ways to communicate with children.  

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis

https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-avoid-passing-anxiety-on-to-your-kids/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

In addition, all district counselors are available through email, Google phone calls and their Google Classrooms.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you require any assistance.