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Talking to Teen/Tweens about Coronavirus:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html 

 

**Here is a pamphlet from the article:  https://www.hemot.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pamphlet_HEMOT_english.pdf

 

A Comic created from NPR based on interviews with experts:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus 

 

The NASP released a resource for parents:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

 

NEW RESOURCES

https://elearningindustry.com/10-study-tips-for-online-learners-getting-the-most-out-of-your-elearning-course

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/16/coronavirus-health-anxiety

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2020/3/13/21178234/coronavirus-covid-19-school-closures-kids-home

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-talk-to-teens-about-the-new-coronavirus-2020031419192

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/social-distancing-could-have-devastating-effect-people-depression-n1157871 

 

The following are links to information on VAPING.  

http://makesmokinghistory.org/dangers-of-vaping/schools

TheNewLookOfVaping

VapingFacts

Risks of E-Cigarette Factsheet

 

Many of you have undoubtedly been hearing about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” which was adapted from the 2007 novel.  The series has many mental health professionals concerned about its portrayal of suicide and the potential impact on teenage viewers.  


We want to provide you with links to resources to explain the concern regarding the series,as well as considerations for educators provided by the National Association of School Psychologists:    


https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators


http://www.foxlevineandassociates.com/blog/2017/4/19/13-reasons-why-and-its-unintended-consequences


http://files.constantcontact.com/46cb78d6001/584f7e8a-60d4-4e2f-a9e9-9966375bd9d3.pdf


http://files.constantcontact.com/46cb78d6001/ebfee0f5-5738-4a0c-8236-2589defb1894.pdf


 

As always, if you are concerned about the safety or potential risk of harm of any student, please call Kelli Quigley 413-263-3497 (grades 10 & 11) or Maura Ryczek 413-263-3446 (grades 9 & 12) immediately.  **Please ensure that you can reach one of us by telephone or in person rather than send an email.