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La pandemia de Covid-19 está poniendo enorme presión sobre nuestras familias que ahora están enfrentando no solo las obligaciones de administrar y balancear las muchas necesidades de un hogar, pero también la gran responsabilidad de educar a los jóvenes en la casa. Como padres de crianza, nos vemos obligados a desempeñar muchos roles, el de trabajador, cuidador, maestro, cónyuge y más. Estos estresores adicionales a menudo pueden conducir a conflictos y luchas de poder en el hogar. El objetivo de esta presentación es proveer una interpretación más profunda del comportamiento resistente que podemos percibir en nuestra juventud, como la resistencia a las tareas del diario vivir, como completar el trabajo escolar o ayudar en las labores del hogar. También, ofrece herramientas y técnicas prácticas para los padres de crianza sobre cómo ayudar a los jóvenes a pasar de un comportamiento evitativo y resistente a la resiliencia y la formación de hábitos saludables.
Warning: This video contains information and depiction of events that include child abuse, child sexual abuse and violence. The voices of survivors are essential to our understanding human trafficking. How do we advocate with and for survivors? What are the immediate and long-term impacts of child sex trafficking and all forms of trafficking? What should we know about survivors’ lives that will help us understand and prevent human trafficking in our communities? What is the impact of trauma? How can we as professionals in healthcare, child welfare, businesses and the hospitality industry, social services, law enforcement, the courts, educators, faith community, family members and parents, and as neighbors understand the range and the reach of traffickers? Please watch for answers to these and other questions from AmyLynn Harrington-Smoot, advocate and survivor of sex trafficking and Graciela Marquina, STAC Victim Assistance Coordinator who has supported survivors for over two decades.
To say that parents are stressed and overwhelmed right now is an understatement. Even the calmest and collected parent may be feeling overwhelmed. There’s still so much uncertainty. Learn tips and tricks for creating a toolbox for self-care and family care during uncertain times. Taking care of yourself not only makes you feel better but it also makes you a better parent.
This session focuses on the tools and practices that support diversity as a family value. Appreciating the racial and cultural identity of oneself and others promote positive connections and authentic relationships.
The National Institute of Mental Health explains that Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.
The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder includes terms such as temper outbursts, verbal rage, physical aggression toward people or property and those with this diagnosis are described as irritable or angry and can only be given to children between 6-18 years old. DMDD as it is referred was reportedly added to the DSM to decrease the number of children who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Per the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the impact of child traumatic stress can last well beyond childhood. In fact, research has shown that child trauma survivors may experience: learning problems, including lower grades and more suspensions and expulsions, an increased use of health and mental health services, increased involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and long-term health problems (e.g., diabetes and heart disease). Let’s discuss how trauma is a risk factor for nearly all behavioral health and substance use disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health lists the symptoms of a Generalized Anxiety Disorder as feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge, being easily fatigued, having difficulty concentrating; being irritable and having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep and these issues usually impact a person’s daily living activities.
This presentation introduces the importance of boundaries in intimate partner relationships, and provides communication tools for talking to youth about asserting and accepting healthy boundaries.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is available to discuss this diagnosis as well as answer specific questions related to the disorder.
Since the pandemic, many people have not skipped a beat. Daily tasks such as organizing calendars, scheduling and attending virtual meetings have become the norm. Some have easily mastered the art of adjusting and many tasks previously thought to be complex have now become much simpler. However, others have felt paralyzed by fear or anxiety, finding themselves unable to do much of anything other than check and recheck the news. Then there is the group of individuals that are somewhere in the middle. In an effort to ensure that we’re all able to get through this pandemic, learning some practical tips such as not denying our feelings, taking breaks from social media, taking care of our bodies and creating specific spaces in our homes to work, play, relax and sleep will be beneficial.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a stressful circumstance for all of us, but it may be more troubling or even traumatic for foster youth and families. This presentation discusses the impact the pandemic may be having on foster youth and provides caregivers with tools and techniques to help reduce some of the strain and less the possible repercussions of that stress.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is placing tremendous strain on many families and foster families who are now facing the challenges of homeschooling youth while balancing the many needs of running a household. These added stressors can often lead to conflict and power struggles at home. Today’s video presentation: From Resistance to Resilience, provides a deeper understanding of resistant behavior(resistance to life tasks such as completing schoolwork or aiding in household duties) and offers practical tools and techniques to caregivers on how to help youth shift from avoidant and resistant behavior into resilience and healthy habit formation.