Cultivate… SAFETY During Online Learning for School

By now, your school district may have put out different learning options for students as they plan for students to return to school. Most school districts are providing their families with an online option where students will receive instructions virtually from home. With this option, it is critical for parents/caregivers and teachers to remind their…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE on Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 and Mental Health

COVID-19 has and continues to affect us on a daily basis and in various ways, including our mental health. Most of our children may not have experienced the serious physical effects of the disease itself, however, their emotional and behavioral development has been greatly impacted since the beginning of the pandemic. So what are the…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered, communication technique that is commonly used by counselors to help motivate clients change behaviors and to help them explore and resolve conflicts. Motivation interviewing is backed by research, showing its effectiveness to increase motivation in individuals who may have been unwilling to change in the first place. Motivational interviewing is…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and Help Kids Avoid Negative Self-Criticism

Children will say negative things about themselves and it is our role as caring adults to help direct them away from destructive self-talk. Constructive self-talk is very common and we all do it to ourselves and when we hear our children talk about themselves constructively, it may not raise any concerns. But how would we…

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