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Stress and Anxiety Tools

THINK ABOUT IT – TALK ABOUT IT

CHC invites the PAUSD Community to Think About It – Talk About It on the topic of stress and anxiety tools. This collection contains selections of original CHC content and guiding questions that that will provide the foundation of our Talk About It session on November 13. Read more »

Stamina, Hope and Resilience

THINK ABOUT IT – TALK ABOUT IT

CHC invites the Nueva School Community to Think About It – Talk About It on the topic of hope, stamina and resilience. This collection contains selections of original CHC content and guiding questions that that will provide the foundation of our Talk About It session on November 8.

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Teens Ask, NPR Anwers: What’s Up With COVID Vaccines?

People between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and health officials expect this age group will soon be able to receive the Moderna one. NPR health reporter Pien Huang and Short Wave producer Rebecca Ramirez talked to teens about their questions about the vaccine and what a strange year the pandemic has been for them. Read more »

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging in a Social World

Being social and making friends isn’t always easy. Relationships have many subtleties. But people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, struggle more than most. For them, communicating with others can be very difficult. Read more »

Good Sleep for Good Health: Get the Rest You Need

Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis seem like a dream.

But sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health. Read more »

Mindfulness for Your Health

Paying attention to what’s going on right this second can be hard. We often spend more time thinking about what’s coming up in the future. Or dwelling on things in the past we can’t change. We can miss out on experiencing the present. Read more »

‘Promise Me’ Teaches About Mental Health Through Comics

Focusing on depression and suicide prevention, Newton resident Sarah Mausner has coordinated the release of  Promise Me, one of three comic books to educate teenagers about mental health issues through artwork and illustrations.

The comic is a collaborative effort from artists, writers, mental health experts, and young people in the region who have some experiences with depression and suicide, Mausner said.

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Mental Health Toll From Isolation Affecting Kids on Reentry

After relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions, many kids are feeling the pandemic’s toll or facing new challenges navigating reentry. Read more »

Therapy Dogs Reduce College Stress, Improve Executive Functioning

Spending just one hour per week for a month with therapy dogs led to a significant improvement in executive functioning for college students at risk of failing academically. Read more »

How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health

In recent weeks, governors, mayors and superintendents have discussed plans to reopen schools and get “back to normal” in the fall.

For schools, seeking a return to normalcy is only natural, but it may actually be counterproductive. Students coming back through our doors in the fall will be carrying the stress, anxiety and trauma of the past year.

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