Reaching Out to Strengthen Ourselves: Outstanding Resources – Distance Learning Week 7

Dear Parents,

The last few weeks have brought rapid change and a heightened sense of worry as additional places in the world have become more directly impacted by Covid-19.

Any yet, here in Hanoi we find ourselves in week #7 of our campus closure. The experience of seeing other places in the world become ‘hotspots’, and our loved and dear ones become vulnerable, has not been pleasant. In the international educational and counselling sectors, there has been an explosion in articles and online resources. You may have noticed that your Facebook feed (or similar) looks very different than it did five weeks ago.

The following resources are not just interesting and topical, but are also reputable resources worth saving for parenting questions and wonderings that go beyond our current world crisis. We recommend bookmarking these sites, or joining their mailing lists.

The Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families During COVID-19 

Recommended by Dylan Meikle, upper elementary counsellor

“The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.” READ MORE

When That Which Isolates Us, Unites Us – Connection in the Time of Corona via Hey Sigmund

Recommended by Lee Cassidy, UNIS Educational psychologist

“This website contains the latest research and news in psychology. It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream, unfolding the brilliance that happens within the scientific realm. We will explain what it all means and why it matters.” READ MORE

Supporting Students, Families, and You During COVID-19 via Second Step

Recommended by Kris bezzerides, lower elementary counsellor

“We know this is a stressful time for students, families, and educators. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are growing. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources you can use to help young people learn the social-emotional skills they need to get through these challenging events.” READ MORE

Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus

Recommended by Kris bezzerides, lower elementary counsellor

A great one stop shop for everything related to the science of happiness. Podcasts for parenting, resources for mindfulness and good readings for getting through life’s challenges and coming out a stronger happier person on the other side.

Dylan Meikle and Kris Bezzerides are available for Individual Zoom calls with students and families to help support you as we head into our extended distance learning.

Kris Bezzerides kbezzerides@unishanoi.org  and  Dylan Meikle uscounsellor@unishanoi.org

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