Cultivate… SAFETY by Creating a Safety Plan for PTSD Symptoms

If you, your child, or another loved one has PTSD, then you probably already know that symptoms of PTSD can be unpredictable in which that they can happen at any moment. Some PTSD symptoms to look out for are avoidance, negative thoughts, and emotional distress. And because it is PTSD Awareness Month and National Safety…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE during PTSD Awareness Month

Did you know June is also PTSD Awareness Month? PTSD, or posttraumatic stress disorder, is a mental health disorder that can be developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, car accident, being a victim or witness to violence, or death of a close family member or friend. Research has…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with The Power of Pause

Did you know that taking a moment of silence in between statements is actually an important skill to mindful communication? Children (and adults) who don’t have the skills to control their impulsive behaviors tend to be more reactive (immediate and without conscious thought) than responsive (longer, thoughtful action) in a stressful situation. So when kids…

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Cultivate…HOPE with Grover!

In this charming interview with Grover from Sesame Street, Grover explains his coping skills for COVID-19. Some kids may be asking “when will the pandemic be over?”. Experts recommend honesty about the uncertainty of this time, but also making a list of things your child does have control over. Teaching kids to focus on what…

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