Cultivate… SAFETY by Anticipating Reactions

This is our third week in a series on emotional safety. We’re looking at the six strategies of Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. Google did a two year study on high-performing teams, and they found that the number one factor in performance was emotional safety. We’re taking these business team strategies and modifying…

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Cultivate… COPING by helping children after a traumatic event

Parents, caregivers, and other caring adults play a crucial role when helping children cope after they experienced a traumatic event. It is important for us adults to make sure that children with trauma feel safe in their environment as they go through their emotions of fear and grief. Here are some simple tips on helping…

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Cultivate… SAFETY by speaking human to human

Last week, we talked the first of six strategies rooted in positive psychology to create psychological safety. As a reminder, psychological safety is the belief that you will not be punished for making a mistake because everyone has trust for each of their team member. Here is tip #2 from Paul Santagata’s six strategies: 2.…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding trauma’s impact to the brain

After one of our schools experience a very traumatic event, we believe parents, teachers, and other caring adults should know the effects of trauma and its impact on the brain. Trauma that is left untreated can have a major, long lasting effects on mental and physical health, which could also lead to more serious health…

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Cultivate…SAFETY by Approaching Conflict as a Collaborator

Emotional safety isn’t just a touchy-feely concept. Study after study shows it is not only key to mental health, but also innovation and success. In fact, Google completed a two year study to find out what made some of their teams more high-performing than others. Guess what they discovered was the number one factor for…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS with your child’s school counselor

Did you know that this week is also National School Counseling Week? Sponsored by the American Counseling Association (ASCA), National School Counseling Week will be celebrated between now and Feb. 7th, 2020. By honoring school counselors across the state and nation, we will highlight the impact school counselors can have in helping our kids achieve…

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Cultivate… COPING with The COPE Inventory

The Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE) inventory is a multi-dimensional tool that assess a person’s coping strategy to deal with stress. The COPE inventory has three components: Problem-focused coping, which measures active coping, planning, suppression of completing activities, restraint coping, and seeking of instrumental social support. Emotion-focused coping, which measures seeking of emotional social…

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