Dear ISR Parents:
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with a disaster calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
At ISR, the School Counselors team, will share resources to help you manage stress, facilitate emotional expression, guide your child and teach to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally.
Things you can do to support yourself
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Read facts and get information from official organizations such as OMS, Secretaría de Salud and ISR news.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Focus on things we can control: wash hands, hydrate, nourish.
Sharing the facts about COVID-19 (see facts sheet below) and understanding the actual risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful. When you share accurate information about COVID-19 you can help make people feel less stressed and allow you to connect with them.
If you have any questions or need advice or guidance please contact the designated School Counselor by Campus who will redirect your question to the according division counselor.
SA Campus: Lety Olvera email@example.com
VA Campus: Gaby Garza firstname.lastname@example.org