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Navigating the Seven C’s: Coping in a Crisis while Caring for Kids

Breakout 1, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, November 10, 2020, 10:15 am - 11:00 am

When it comes to promoting students’ social-emotional and academic success, paraeducators have one of the most stressful yet essential occupations. Unfortunately, few groups of professionals have been as adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic as paraeducators, whose jobs are more important than ever before. This breakout session will provide attendees with practical skills to cope with the devastating effects of COVID-19 while continuing to excel in their role of supporting students. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Understand the impact of ongoing stress on one’s brain, body, and behavior.

2) Discuss how the mental health of caregivers influences the children around them.

3) Identify the Seven C’s for helping caregivers cope in a crisis.

4) Apply the Seven C’s framework to help themselves and those around them survive and thrive.

To achieve these learning objectives, this breakout session will combine didactic teaching, hands-on activities, and group discussion.

Aria Fiat