Lower School Wellness
Dr. Dalia Gold, Lower School Psychologist, will lead weekly, optional, mindfulness classes, by grade, for students wishing to drop-in. These classes are optional for all students and no advance registration is required. Use the link for afternoon drop-ins to access the classes as listed in your schedule.
Dr. Gold will also moderate weekly, virtual, parent “coffee” gatherings (by grades) on Tuesdays from 1:10 - 1:40 pm. Please visit the Lower School Wellness page to see the schedule and access her survey regarding topics/questions. Dr. Gold is also available for brief, non-urgent, individual check-ins - please email her at email@example.com, to arrange a time to speak. For any urgent mental health concerns, please contact your regular therapists (if you have them) or NYC Well.
First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic (free!): http://teacher.scholastic.com/education/pdfs/FirstAidForFeelings_Eng.pdf?ET_CID=20200417_SCB_YaleWorkbook_ADMIN_RET_28601&ET_RID=1236887357
Coping resources During COVID-19: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
Online Learning: Tips to Get Your Child Ready- https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/online-learning-how-to-prepare-child?_ul=1*1ybdsvv*domain_userid*YW1wLURveHJjNHNaV1l2dVRmYktoVjdUb2c.
4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid: First, acknowledge ways the coronavirus has changed their lives: https://parenting.nytimes.com/childrens-health/coronavirus-help-anxious-kid?module=ptg-onsite-share&type=email
Why Talking About Our Problems Helps So Much (and How to Do It): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/smarter-living/talking-out-problems.html?referringSource=articleShare
You and Your Kids Can’t Stand Each Other. Now What? (How to Hold a Family Meeting): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/well/family/coronavirus-quarantine-conflict-family-meeting.html?referringSource=articleShare
Answering Kids’ Questions About the Coronavirus, in Free Picture Books: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/books/coronavirus-picture-books.html?referringSource=articleShare
Bedtime Was Hard Enough. Then Came Quarantine.: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/parenting/coronavirus-kids-sleep.html?referringSource=articleShare
Support for Kids With ADHD During the Coronavirus Crisis: https://childmind.org/article/giving-kids-with-adhd-support-and-structure-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-04-08-20
Local and national mental health, substance abuse, crisis and suicide prevention services:
Crisis Text Line: crisistextline.org Text HOME to 74174. This is to begin texting with a crisis counselor.
NYC Well: nycwell.cityofnewyork.us Text WELL to 65173 or call 1-888-NYC-WELL
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
Suicide Help for LGBTQIA+ Youth: The Trevor Lifeline / Trevor Chat / Trevor Text
Center for Disease Control: CDC: Mental Health and Coping
How to Meditate: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-meditate
Meditation for Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLUleLdwY4
Free Yoga Programs: https://www.doyogawithme.com/
Guided Imagery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1rRo6cgM_E&t=143s