A NOTE FROM OUR CCO
Compass at Home Posts
04.20.20 Compass at Home Weekly Post
Dear Valor families -
As we move into Week 5 at home, I'm sure the experiences you all are having in this "new world" are as varied and diverse as we are. I hope mixed in with the moments of restlessness, anxiety, and hopelessness there have been moments of laughter, gratitude, and connection.
We'll continue this week by sharing part 2 from our Compass at Home Family Workshop in hopes that you'll find some useful frameworks, ideas, or practices to support you and your family. In this section of the Workshop, Daren and Kim unpack Attachment Theory and how it can help us be more effective as parents, and in relationships in general. The most basic mindset shift that Attachment Theory invites us to make is the shift from "me to we". It points us back to the simple recognition that we are deeply relational beings and that our humanity is found in our relationships with each other.
It has likely never been clearer how interconnected our planet is and how central, especially under stay-at-home orders, our core family relationships are to our well-being. Understanding and practicing ways to stay regulated ourselves (being a Safe Base) and learning to co-regulate our kids and loved ones when they are not, is a foundational relational skill we can all practice during this time.
Thanks for all you are doing to make your home a Safe Base for everyone in your family,
Archived Posts - previous weekly posts can be accessed here.
Below are a selection of resources to help parents support their children.
Brainpop - an easily accessible popular video for children discussing the virus
CDC: Share Facts, Not Fear - busting some of the myths
COVID-19 Vocabulary Guide - with so much specialist terminology being used, this list can help fluency and aid understanding
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Access the Crisis Text Line
The “My Health Care Home” website directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic (i.e., Matthew Walker, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Health, etc.). More information can be found at www.myhchTN.org.
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255 or you can access support via the chat feature.
Click HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety.