Coping During COVID-19: 3-Part Parenting Series (registration closed)
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Description & Overview:
Join Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst for three 1-hour virtual presentations focusing on evidence-based strategies for managing anxiety and stress during these unprecedented times. While each presentation builds upon prior presentation content, any given presentation can also stand alone. Dr. Ohlenforst will aim to address participants’ questions during the latter portion of each presentation; to this end, we will limit/monitor number of participants so as to facilitate a helpful Q&A session.
Friday 3/27/20, 1:00-2:00pm CST
Review key strategies for talking with your child about Coronavirus: Starting (and continuing) the conversation; validating your child’s experience; responding to questions in a developmentally-appropriate fashion. Consider tools for managing media exposure and monitoring own anxiety.
COGNITIVE TOOLS: Learning to Worry Wisely
Tuesday 3/31/20, 1:30-2:30pm CST
Review strategies for identifying and managing worried thoughts: Distinguishing between productive vs. non-productive worry; finding and focusing on facts; using Cognitive Behavioral Tools to reframe worried thoughts into brave/realistic ones.
BEHAVIORAL TOOLS: Doing, Distracting, & Relaxing
Thursday 4/2/20, 1:30-2:30pm CST
Review behavioral tools for managing stress/anxiety: Creating and relying upon routines; taking control of what we can; using distractions intentionally and strategically; incorporating regular relaxation.