Author Archives: Carey Jacobsen, Director of Community Services

Coping with the Loss of School Traditions

As we enter Holiday Season, we are reminded again that this school year is so very different than any we have ever experienced. There will be no Snowball Dance, no Thanksgiving lunch with grandparents, no year-end Holiday Party with snacks and parent volunteers milling about. Semester exams look different, and every week there are adjustments to schools’ plans for virtual, … Continue

Center Yourself With a Mandala

In an effort to practice what we preach, our departmental team has begun a practice of starting our meetings with a “Mindful Minute,” or some caregiver capacity exercises. (Caregiver capacity is one of our seven essential ingredients of trauma informed care, based on the understanding that you can’t care for others if you don’t care for yourself.) We all know … Continue

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